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Bone (1972)

When a criminal breaks into the Beverly Hills home of a wealthy couple having marital problems, he unwillingly provides the spouses with an unlikely resolution to their conflicts as well as a solution to his own secret problem.

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writer:

Larry Cohen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yaphet Kotto ... Bone
Andrew Duggan ... Bill
Joyce Van Patten ... Bernadette
Jeannie Berlin ... The Girl
Casey King Casey King ... The Boy
Brett Somers ... X-Ray Lady
Dick Yarmy Dick Yarmy ... Bank Teller
James Lee James Lee ... Woody
Rosanna Huffman Rosanna Huffman ... Secretary
Ida Berlin Ida Berlin ... Lady on Bus
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Storyline

A thief breaks into the home of a wealthy, happily married Beverly Hills couple. He soon finds out, though, that the couple is neither as wealthy as he thought they were and are not as happily married as they appeared. Written by Anonymous

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Love Bone before he loves you.

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beverly Hills Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Beverly Hills, California, USA

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Production Co:

Larco Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The German Shepherd in the film was Larry Cohen's own dog, and the red sweater sported by Yaphet Kotto in latter portions of the movie was also Cohen's--which Kotto then took and never gave back. See more »

Quotes

The Girl: Do you have a mistress?
Bill: No. Too much time, too demanding - a lot of work keeping it a secret, you know. Rides, and motel rooms...
The Girl: How do you like your meat? Don't tell me - medium.
Bill: While all that energy could be better put to use by expanding profits, getting ahead... instead of laid and alone. You're always alone afterwards, you know? Try to put something of yourself into it. But afterwards, lying there, it all seems so... fucking impersonal. What could be new? People have been doing it for ...
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema release of Bone (and its video release) lost 3 minutes, and was missing the end of the scene where Bill (Andrew Duggan) presents a car advertisement (we don't see Bill looking into the cars and seeing that they are filled with dead bodies) and the end section of Bill's conversation with a woman in a bar. It seems these cuts were made by the distributor. See more »

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Edited from Looking for Love (1964) See more »

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A Movie for all you fakers
14 June 2004 | by sam2uSee all my reviews

I have to say I love the movie's intent just as much as the movie itself. I had a friend of mine watch it with me who tends to do what we all do sometimes, even myself. That is live the pretend so-called life instead of doing what the so-called hippies do. We often look down on people seem to not have "done something with their lives", and at the same time secretly admire them for doing what they want with their lives. When the movie finished she just stood there saying, "I don't get it", but the look in her eyes told me she got it all right. The funny thing is the movie really is like a judgment on America and it's lifestyle that will be even more significant as this lifestyle and the way it kills us becomes more apparent.

Rent this movie and watch it with some of your affluent buddies who are one bad investment or FCC investigation away from poverty. They might learn what life is all about before it is too late.


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