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Goodnight Jackie (1974)

R | | Comedy | 1974 (USA)
A young man hung up on his old flame finds himself learning a lesson about relationships and romance when he becomes caught up in crisis to survive life without her.

Director:

Jerry London
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Burton Wendell Burton ... Robbie
Gregory Sierra ... Paul
Lana Wood ... Jackie
Christopher Norris ... Donna
Kristina Holland Kristina Holland ... Phyllis
Jim Backus ... Mr. Landry
Ivor Francis ... Professor at Funeral
Barry Williams ... Barry
Myra Hughes Myra Hughes ... Woman at Funeral
David Ketchum David Ketchum ... Mr. Green
Maggie Malooly Maggie Malooly ... Mrs. Green
June Whitley Taylor June Whitley Taylor ... Teddy's Mother
Tom Moses ... Ride Operator
Lori Farrow Lori Farrow ... Pom Pom Girl
Todd Lookinland ... Terry
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A young man hung up on his old flame finds himself learning a lesson about relationships and romance when he becomes caught up in crisis to survive life without her.

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Some guys have all the fun...they find 'em, feed 'em, fool 'em, and forget 'em!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Games Guys Play See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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Production Co:

Calliope Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Obscure but decent little drama.
10 June 2016 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Wendell Burton ("The Sterile Cuckoo", "Fortune and Men's Eyes"), a likable chap with a fair resemblance to Michael Moriarty, stars in this B picture as Robbie, a young man who can't get over his ex-girlfriend Jackie (Lana Wood, "Diamonds Are Forever"). His rather aggressive friend and housemate Paul (Gregory Sierra, 'Sanford and Son') urges him to get on with his life, and indeed Robbie does hit it off with a new female acquaintance named Donna (Christopher Norris, 'Trapper John M.D.'). But he's not averse to letting Jackie back into his life, either.

Engaging characters do go a long way towards making "Goodnight Jackie" pleasant to watch for 94 minutes. There are no earth-shattering insights or comedic fireworks here, but this story still has appeal. As a yarn about the travails of then-modern relationships and romance, it works well enough. The screenplay by Lloyd J. Schwartz touches upon themes of deciding when to make changes in life and when to take risks. Paul is a pretty strident character at times, but he's not unlikable. If anybody in the audience is bored, they may perk up at select points where the ladies take off their tops.

Burton does alright in the lead, and Sierra delivers a lively performance as his buddy. The gals are very sexy and also adorable, especially Norris. You will notice that some cast and crew are TV veterans, including Sierra, Norris, director Jerry London, screenwriter Schwartz, and co- stars Jim Backus and Barry Williams. Backus is endearing as Robbies' boss.

Also known as "Games Guys Play", this is mild overall but may be worth a look for fans of the cast & crew.

Seven out of 10.


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