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23 July 1971 (USA) See more »
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Good flick ... but not if you are a Russ Meyer fan (unless you are a complete Russ Meyer addict) See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Wayne Maunder ... Mike Barrett

Marianne McAndrew ... Maggie Russell

Philip Carey ... Elmo Duncan

Jay C. Flippen ... Luther Yerkes

Edy Williams ... Faye Osborn

Lyle Bettger ... Frank Griffith
Jackie Gayle ... Norman Quandt

Ron Randell ... Merle Reid

Charles Drake ... Sgt. Kellogg

John Carradine ... Sean O'Flanagan

Harold J. Stone ... Judge Upshaw

Tom Selleck ... Phil Sanford

James Iglehart ... Clay Rutherford
John Sarno ... Jerry Griffith

Stanley Adams ... Irwin Blair
Billy Durkin ... George Perkins
Yvonne D'Angers ... Sheri Moore
Robert Moloney ... Ben Fremont

Olan Soule ... Harvey Underwood
Jan Shutan ... Anna Lou White

Alexander D'Arcy ... Christian Leroux

David Brian ... Cardinal McManus

Berry Kroeger ... Paul Van Fleet
Ralph Story ... T.V. Commentator

Charles Napier ... Officer Iverson
Kay Peters ... Olivia St. Clair
Richard Angarola ... Father Sarfatti
Shawn Devereaux ... Yerkes' Girlfriend (as Shawn 'Baby Doll' Devereaux)

Regis Cordic ... Louis Polk (as Regis J. Cordic)
John Lawrence ... Howard Moore
Mora Gray ... Donna Novick

Wolfman Jack ... Wolfman Jack

Cal Bartlett ... Olin Adams (as Calvin Bartlett)
Ken Jones ... Charles Wynter

Bill Baldwin ... Commentator
Vince Williams ... Reporter
James Bacon ... Reporter (as Jim Bacon)
John Gruber ... Dr. Quigley
Chris Marks ... Dr. Eberhart
Stuart Lancaster ... Dr. Roger Trimble
Peter Shrayder ... Merle Reid's Cameraman

Lynn Hamilton ... Avis
Edith Evanson ... Cassie
Patrick Wright ... Detective
Lillian Lehman ... Librarian

Judith Baldwin ... Fremont's Girlfriend
Paul Stader ... Thug
Henry Rowland ... Yerkes' Butler

Yvonne De Carlo ... Constance Cumberland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Jones ... Charles Wynter

Barry Coe ... Court Clerk (uncredited)

George DeNormand ... Juror (uncredited)

Uschi Digard ... Very Big Brunette with Gorilla (uncredited)

Robin Hughes ... Ashcroft (uncredited)
Sally Marr ... Juror (uncredited)

Jeffrey Sayre ... Juror (uncredited)

Directed by
Russ Meyer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Manny Diez  screenplay (uncredited)
Richard Warren Lewis 
Irving Wallace  novel

Produced by
Red Hershon .... associate producer
Eve Meyer .... associate producer
Russ Meyer .... producer
Original Music by
Stu Phillips 
Cinematography by
Fred Mandl 
Film Editing by
Dick Wormell 
Art Direction by
Rodger Maus 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Mary Keats .... hair stylist
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup artist
Production Management
William Eckhardt .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David S. Hall .... assistant director (as David Hall)
Al Murphy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Steffensen .... property master
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound
Theodore Soderberg .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Orville Hallberg .... assistant camera (as Orville Hallburg)
Orville Hallberg .... camera operator (as Orville Hallburg)
Herb Estabrook .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Drake .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Wally Harton .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Stu Phillips .... conductor
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Other crew
Manny Diez .... dialogue coach
Burton S. Katz .... legal technical advisor
John Campbell .... unit publicist (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Los siete minutos" - Argentina (imdb display title), Uruguay (original subtitled version)
"I 7 minuti che contano" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Os Sete Minutos" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Siete minutos" - Venezuela
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115 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:SOA | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:(Banned) | UK:18 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG (edited for re-rating) (1973)

Did You Know?

In an interview many years later Russ Meyer recalled that with his substantial budget from 20th Century-Fox he had exposed a tremendous amount of footage, with over 24 hours of usable film, and in the editing room he decided to make quick cuts using all sorts of angles, with hardly any shot in The Seven Minutes (1971) lasting more than 3 or 4 seconds as edited.See more »
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Good flick ... but not if you are a Russ Meyer fan (unless you are a complete Russ Meyer addict), 28 August 2004
Author: R-Flagg from BC, Canada

I just watched this film on Bravo. While I admit to being a bit of a Russ Meyer fan in the same way many people slow down to look at train wrecks, I actually found this movie surprisingly entertaining. Russ Meyer is the master of campy dialogue, bizarre twists and nonsensical plots, and of course larger (pun intended) than life characters. This movie has them all, but at a much more subdued level than most of his other films. In many ways, this film works ... much better at least than other Russ Meyer films.

If you are looking for a quality film delving into the drama of the courtroom, forget it here. With even a modicum of legal savvy it is easy to see all the holes in the courtroom antics of both sides. The twist at the end might be typical Russ Meyer, but it was also pretty predictable. Normally, I dislike predictability in a movie, but Russ Meyer flicks are usually such mixed up, twisted messes, that seeing a plot actually come to fruition with a credible twist that fits into the rest of the story was a bit of a treat.

I echo the sentiments of other users when they say that this is not a Russ Meyer fan's movie. Unfortunately, the only people who likely will ever see this film are the serious Russ Meyer fans who want to see everything the man has made. (Said fans can look for the cameo of Russ as well, in true Hitchcockian style *smile*.) I felt this was a good film, easy to watch, fun and sexy at times, with a few valuable (yet no doubt satirical) comments about the hypocrisy of the day. Being that Russ had his own personal problems with censorship, the movie is an obvious "poke-in-the-nose" at all the holier-than-thou types out to save society while wallowing in their own debauchery.

My Rating: 7 / 10 (Unless you are looking for a Russ Meyer genre film, then only 2 / 10)

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