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Slipstream (1973)

PG | | Drama | April 1974 (USA)
A reclusive Albertan DJ runs his popular pirate radio station in a remote farmhouse but begins to feel pressure from his romantic relationship with a fan and his producer who wants more mainstream content.

Director:

David Acomba

Writer:

William Fruet
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Cast

Cast overview:
Luke Askew ... Mike Mallard
Patti Oatman Patti Oatman ... Kathy
Eli Rill Eli Rill ... Alec Braverman
Scott Hylands ... Terry
Danny Friedman Danny Friedman ... Hitch
Debbie Peck Debbie Peck ... Annie
Debbie Rottenberg Debbie Rottenberg ... Sandy
Allan Anderson Allan Anderson ... Frank
Joseph Golland Joseph Golland ... Interrogator
Michael Hollingsworth Michael Hollingsworth ... Billy
Linda Houston Linda Houston ... Waitress
Karen Peterson Karen Peterson ... Trish
Elizabeth Murphy Elizabeth Murphy ... Mouse
Ed Potts Ed Potts ... Sergeant
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Storyline

Popular, but mysterious rock D.J Mike Mallard (Askew) (who broadcasts his show from an isolated farmhouse) is one day found by a four young people who land their plane nearby his farm. One of them, Kathy (Oatman), falls for Mallard who is also battling with his producer (Rill) over his refusal to play the commercial music that the radio station and record companies want him to play. Written by Luke Winterton

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A D.J. in search of the right sound.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Out See more »

Filming Locations:

Spring Coulee, Alberta, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 400,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not So Good even for the 70's
30 January 2000 | by tajhabSee all my reviews

It should be a crime to promote and a film with the words featuring the music of Van Morrison this film featured half of one Van song (Astral Weeks) and a full Lala from Derek & the Dominoes & a lot of other obscure background music. With that said I will comment on this film said to have won awards in Canada. Taking in to consideration the period of the 70's the film's plot was okay but fell off after about 30 minutes and ultimately it was about a man who loved his music but hated his boss & the system etc. A man who can't love a woman and keep a job because he thinks he should be "cool" instead. D-


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