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Butterflies Are Free (1972)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | July 1972 (USA)
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A blind man moves into his own apartment against the wishes of his overprotective mother and befriends the freethinking young woman next door.

Director:

Milton Katselas

Writers:

Leonard Gershe (screenplay), Leonard Gershe (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Goldie Hawn ... Jill
Edward Albert ... Don
Eileen Heckart ... Mrs. Baker
Paul Michael Glaser ... Ralph (as Michael Glaser)
Michael Warren ... Roy (as Mike Warren)
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Storyline

All Don Baker wants is a place of his own away from his over-protective mother. Don's been blind since birth, but that doesn't stop him from setting up in a San Francisco apartment and making the acquaintance of his off-the-wall, liberated, actress neighbor Jill. Don learns the kind of things from Jill that his mother would never have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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I could love you if you'd let me. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las mariposas son libres See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frankovich Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Edward Albert, producer M.J. Frankovich, director Milton Katselas, cinematographer Charles Lang, screenwriter Leonard Gershe, and production designer Robert Clatworthy, and various other crew, totaling to around at least seventeen people, all would collaborate again in the following year for 40 Carats (1973). See more »

Goofs

The door behind Don is open when seen at 1:19:55 or earlier and closed whenever seen following 1:20:07. At 1:20:42, the door opens when Mrs. Baker rushes past Don, and in the next second it is obvious that Don was nowhere near the door. See more »

Quotes

Don: Well hate me! Or love me! But don't leave because I'm blind... and don't stay because I'm blind.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Butterflies Are Free
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (as Steve Schwartz)
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Masterpiece Romantic Play
30 June 2002 | by kenandrafSee all my reviews

Masterpiece film that has great quality production and acting.The story is a romance/drama that incorporates very real love/life struggles that come with it.Also a very good snapshot of early 1970's free spirit experimentation of 20 somethings without having to exaggerate.Also a good example of Goldie's acting skills.One of the top 20 Romantic Dramas of All Time and one of the 100 Best Movies All Time in my book.Only for romance/drama/play fans and big fans of the lead actors......


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