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Taking Off

Director: Milos Forman Run Time: 93 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1971

Starring: Lynn Carlin, Buck Henry, Linnea Heacock, Georgia Engel, Audra Lindley, Paul Benedict, Vincent Schiavelli

Director Milos Foreman made his American debut with this comedy about 1960s-style parenting. Jeannie Tyne (Linnea Heacock) has fled her parents and her suburban home to wander around New York City. Sick with worry, Jeannie’s mom, Lynn (Lynn Carlin), and dad, Larry (Buck Henry), meet other parents of runaways in a support group. When Jeannie finally returns home, however, it appears that her parents have been having quite a bit of fun with their new friends in her absence.