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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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Additional Details

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:R18+ | Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/18 | UK:X | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating) (1973)
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In 1971, St Albans was delighted when this movie was filmed in their town. Locals were cast as extras and many of the town's higher-ups such as the mayor and police chief were invited to the premier in Montreal. You can imagine their surprise when the movie started and they learned that the movie had received an X Rating.See more »
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not much laughing, I have to say, 2 August 2004

IMDb mark: 4

It's hard to figure out this film. Is it a comedy? Do we detect some 'Animal House'-like scenes? Is it a drama? About life in Quebec (and Vermont, sort of) at the beginning of the '70s? Is it a nude-fest? Well, it is a nude-fest, but it's not an erotic movie. All these 'symptoms' make it hard to categorize this film, so I will just file it under adventure, sort of a miscellaneous for movies.

-Plot: A French tutor has problems with his car, and a group of hippies help him out. But he grows to like the uninhibited lifestyle that they lead, and agrees to help out one of the hippies by switching places with him. 17/25

-Cast: I think only Celine Lomez had some actual fans at that time, and she doesn't even appear for that long. Yes, the cast is almost unknown. 2/17

-Ending: The ending is much too sudden. Couldn't they have done it any other way? 3/15

-Comedy: I guess there are times when you can laugh, during this movie. But very few, so, if you are looking for comedy, this isn't one of the best choices. 3/14

-Acting: It's not extremely good, but the actors don't seem out of place, either. However, if you are watching 'Loving and Laughing', you're not looking for Oscar material anyway. 5/11

-Shock Value: There are no major shockers. Not even the scene with the limo, towards the end. I expected better from that scene, I have to admit. 1/8

-Nudity: Every actress, who is slightly attractive, removes part of her clothes at some point. So, I didn't even bother to keep track of who gets naked. There is, though, a really big gap between a whole lot of nudity in the beginning and a lot of nudity at the end. 6/6

-Genre: This is an adventure film. 2/4

-->Overall: 39/100

If you consider this a nudie flick, and only want to see some '70s goodies, then it may seem better to you. I felt this was made as an adventure film, so... From Swordlord, 1 sword down!

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