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8 September 1971 (Canada) See more »
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Quebec sex farce about a straitlaced young man who spends time in a commune, while a hippie takes his place as a French tutor for a rich family's daughter. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
André Lawrence ... Lucien Lapalme
Mignon Elkins ... Mrs. Margaret Harrison
Michèle Mercure ... Lovely (as Michel Mercure)
Gordon Fisher ... Reggie Parker
Susan Petrie ... Belinda Harrison (as Sue Helen Petrie)

Céline Lomez ... Diane
Julie Wildman ... Joan Harrison
Burt Adkins
Steve Michaels
Richard Comar

Leon Morenzie
Henry Gamer
Jimmy Tapp
Walter Massey
Tony Westman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louise Blondin ... Girl #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sone  (as J. Johnson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Martin Bronstein 

Produced by
John Dunning .... producer
André Link .... producer
Arthur Veronka .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Baillargeon 
Dean Morgan 
Cinematography by
Roger Moride 
Film Editing by
Jean LaFleur 
Production Design by
Jerome Couelle 
Makeup Department
Marcel Carpenter .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Svatek .... first assistant director
Location Management
Bob Presner .... location manager

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Also Known As:
"Getting High" - USA (recut version)
"Getting Off" - Hong Kong (English title) (première title)
"The Hippie Girls" - UK
"The Importance of Being Sexy" - UK (new title)
"Y'a plus de trou à Percé" - Canada (French title) (dubbed version)
"Amando e Rindo" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Blutjunge Nymphomaninnen" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"I liberi giochi dell'amore" - Italy
"IK wil het overal met je doen" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"Kochajac i smiejac sie" - Poland
"Ta elefthera paihnidia tou erota" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Y'a plus de trou à Percé" - Belgium (French title)
"Y'a plus de trou à percer" - France
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96 min | USA:90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/18 | UK:X | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1973)
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Derek Sanderson was initially credited, but he may have been taken off credits if the scenes filmed with him were deleted, as he was being too shy for the film's context. Sanderson, then 24-y-o, was "The Turk", Canadian National Hockey League player.See more »
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Love these 1970's Quebecois films, 17 May 2006
Author: clay-1 from Canada

A while back I saw an early 1970s Montreal film called "Gina" that I really enjoyed. This same channel showed other late 1960s and early 1970s French Canadian films which I decided to tape. I must say I loved them all: "Loving and Laughing" being the best of the bunch. The others included "Valerie", "The Awakening", "Two Women in Gold" and "Love in a Four Letter World". "Loving and Laughing" is about an upper-class, young name named Reggie (played by one-time actor Gordon Fisher) who is enlisted to help a family friend's daughter in Vermont learn French over the summer. The only problem is that Reggie's car dies on the way south and he is then taken on by a travelling group of hippies escaping the law. Reggie is the straight-laced type who at first interacts rather uneasily with his hippie counterparts. But soon he learns to bond with his new friends and actually becomes a leader in their commune. The former leader of the commune is played by the great Andre Lawrence (of "Love in Four Letter World" fame). His name is Luciean Leplame- a wanted drug infringement criminal. Both he and Reggie hatch a plan to cover up their tracks. Soon Lucien is headed for Vermont instead of Reggie to teach French lessons. The fun is only just beginning for both young men. There is lots of nudity in this film and some subtle slapstick as well. I would consider this movie a comedy for sure. They only real drawback with this film and the others would have to be what appears to be voice-overs. In reality, the voices are the actual actors voices (in English) but the tracking is a bit off. As well, the actors voices don't seem to be presented in a proper acting tone. They seem to be very loud and over-the-top. I wonder if this was done for a reason? Anyway, for me, the scripts in all of them are wonderful and the lines have a deeper meaning than than the actual acting. Louise Blondin (of "Adventures in Rainbow Country") appears as one of the young, commune babes, but she is uncredited. This may have been her only film as I don't believe she was heard from again.

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