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Release Date:
26 March 1970 (Netherlands) See more »
Zabriskie Point- How you get there depends on where you're at See more »
At Zabriskie Point, United State's lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Beautifully misunderstood... See more (103 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mark Frechette ... Mark

Daria Halprin ... Daria

Paul Fix ... Cafe Owner

G.D. Spradlin ... Lee's Associate
Bill Garaway ... Morty

Kathleen Cleaver ... Kathleen

Rod Taylor ... Lee Allen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael L. Davis ... Police Lieutenant on Loudspeaker (uncredited)
Lee Duncan ... Highway Patrolman (uncredited)

Harrison Ford ... Arrested Student (uncredited)
Jim Goldrup ... College Student (uncredited)
Norman Grabowski ... Man in Deli (uncredited)

Philip Baker Hall ... Diner Owner (uncredited)

Bill Hickman ... Gun store owner / Clerk (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Departing Plane Passenger (uncredited)
Peter Lake ... Documentary Cameraman (uncredited)

Wesley Lau ... Company Executive (uncredited)

Cec Linder ... White-Haired Executive (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Policeman (uncredited)
Bruce Neckels ... Bill (uncredited)

Tom Steele ... Tom - Security Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Michelangelo Antonioni 
Writing credits
Michelangelo Antonioni (story)

Michelangelo Antonioni (screenplay) and
Franco Rossetti (screenplay) (as Fred Gardner) and
Sam Shepard (screenplay) and
Tonino Guerra (screenplay) and
Clare Peploe (screenplay)

Produced by
Carlo Ponti .... producer
Harrison Starr .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jerry Garcia 
Pink Floyd 
Cinematography by
Alfio Contini 
Film Editing by
Franco Arcalli 
Michelangelo Antonioni (uncredited)
Production Design by
Dean Tavoularis 
Set Decoration by
George R. Nelson  (as George Nelson)
Costume Design by
Ray Summers 
Makeup Department
Joe McKinney .... makeup artist
Production Management
Don Guest .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Rubin .... assistant director
Art Department
Matty Azzarone .... leadman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jerry Kosloff .... production mixer
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Fernando Caso .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Alvaro Gramigna .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Earl McCoy .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles R. Young .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Franco Arcalli .... editing collaborator
Jim Benson .... assistant editor
Music Department
Don Hall .... musical advisor
Other crew
Sally Dennison .... production assistant
Rina Macrelli .... assistant to director
Bonnie Prendergast .... script supervisor
Beverly Walker .... unit publicist
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Zabriskie Point" - Argentina, Colombia (imdb display title), Spain, Venezuela (imdb display title)
"Dolina smrti" - Serbia (imdb display title), Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (literal title)
"Zabriskie Point" - Belgium (imdb display title), France
"Забриски Пойнт" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Забриски пойнт" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Deserto de Almas" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Sakyû" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Zabriskie Point" - Brazil
"Zabriskie Point" - Poland
"Zabriskie Point" - Finland
"Zabriskie Point" - Greece
"Zabriskie Point" - Hungary
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113 min | Spain:95 min (alternate version)
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | Greece:K-15 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 | Singapore:R21 | Sweden:11 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:R (certificate #21911) | West Germany:16 (w)
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Did You Know?

Michelangelo Antonioni was quite appalled by what he perceived as American excess in the making of the film. He was more used to the Italian film industry's more thrifty approach to film-making.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Mark is stealing the airplane in L.A., the shadow of the camera equipment mounted atop the engine compartment can be seen briefly as he makes a turn while taxiing.See more »
Kid:[Daria walks onto a large wooden platform wanting to question a group of kids. The elementary school aged kids run to and quickly surround her. One of the boys, about 10 years old, asks Daria a question] Can we have a piece of ass?
Daria:Are you sure you'd know what to do with it?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Passenger (2009/II)See more »
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131 out of 170 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully misunderstood..., 20 April 2005
Author: Chris Warrington from United Kingdom

Antonioni really showed some 'cojones' when he had this movie made. He went to America working under a contract from the most lavish studio (MGM) and he made the most damning portrait of American society i've ever seen. Having seen LA first hand this is the most accurate portrayal of the crowded, overheated and impersonal city. If only Antonioni had met Bill Hicks...

The subsequent burial by the studio is understandable, after such a whopping investment and dismal return. It is sad that people don't get to see this film any more as i believe Antonioni has been proved right. Here he predicts the end of the hippie/civil rights movement in the politics of America. Everyone is much more interested in what goes into their pockets and the relentless expansion of living space into the inhospitable (yet beautiful) desert and beyond. How i would love to see interest in this film re-kindled and a lavish DVD release.

I beseech people to watch Zabriskie Point with an open mind and an open heart. We have a genuinely unique film commenting on a turning point in the history of the most powerful nation on the planet, and we have forgotten about it.

An unexpected gem.

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