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The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 18 October 1974 (USA)
Julius Vrooder returns from the Vietnam War, pretending to be crazy to cope with the world which lands him in a VA hospital. He locates a tunnel where he creates a bunker existence complete... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writer:

Daryl Henry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Bottoms ... Vrooder
Barbara Hershey ... Zanni (as Barbara Seagull)
George Marshall ... Corky
Lawrence Pressman ... Passki
Albert Salmi ... Splint
Richard Dysart ... Father
Dena Dietrich ... Mother
Michael Cristofer ... Alessini (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
Jack Colvin ... Sergeant
Andrew Duncan ... Chaplain
Jack Murdock Jack Murdock ... Millard
Lou Frizzell Lou Frizzell ... Fowler
Jarion Monroe ... Mosby
William Lucking ... Harmer
Debralee Scott ... Sister
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Storyline

Julius Vrooder returns from the Vietnam War, pretending to be crazy to cope with the world which lands him in a VA hospital. He locates a tunnel where he creates a bunker existence complete with electricity while also falling in love with his doctor.

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If they think you're crazy, you can get away with anything. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vrooder's Hootch See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Playboy Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Producer Hugh Hefner insisted that Barbara Hershey's $50,000 fee be cut in half when she insisted on being billed as "Barbara Seagull" as the new name reduced her box office clout. See more »

Quotes

Passki: [continued] "Sick"
Vrooder: Me.
Passki: "Girl"
Vrooder: Love.
Passki: "Nurses"
Vrooder: Volunteer.
Passki: "Roberta"
Vrooder: Infected.
Passki: "Black"
Vrooder: Triangle.
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thoroughly enjoyed it
9 February 2006 | by kdkullmannSee all my reviews

You either loved it or hated it, I loved it. I have angered a number of friends with the car lighter bit. It was quite fun and I have been looking for a copy for years. The idea of having a Viet Nam style hooch on an on ramp to the freeway was wild. The experience of dealing with parents and siblings that didn't have a clue what you had just gone through hit close to home. I came back and went to visit my best friend, he took one look at me and asked "how many babies did you kill?" So the movie takes a sometimes dark look at what the experience was like, gives it a twist of warped humor. And besides, back then Barbara Hershey was real easy to look at!


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