It's a very low-budget effort with characters and action drawn in the broadest of strokes, but it touched a lot of nerves at the time of its release and enjoyed a surprisingly successful theatrical run. At a time when controversy over US involvement in the Vietnam war was at a fever pitch
that saw hard-hats and upper-class conservaties aligned politically in opposition to the anti-war hippies, director Avildsen in his second effort (after the little-seen TURN TO LOVE in 1969) takes a look at all three groups here and finds them equally deplorable. Patrick is a successful
advertising executive whose daughter, Sarandon (in her film debut), has "dropped out" and is li...