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Slaughterhouse-Five(1972)

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Brief Synopsis

"Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." The opening words of the famous novel are the quickest summary of this haunting, funny film. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story of Pilgrim, whosurvives the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, then lives simultaneously in his pastas a young American POW, in the future as a well-cared-for resident of a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore, and in the present as a middle-aged optometrist in Ilium, N.Y.

Cast & Crew

Michael Sacks Billy Pilgrim
Ron Leibman Paul Lazzaro
Eugene Roche [Edgar] Derby
Sharon Gans Valencia [Merble Pilgrim]
Valerie Perrine Montana Wildhack
Holly Near Barbara [Pilgrim]
Perry King Robert [Pilgrim]
Kevin Conway [Roland] Weary
Friedrich Ledebur German leader
Nick Belle Young German guard
Sorrell Booke Lionel Merble
Roberts Blossom Wild Bob Cody
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info:  New York opening: 22 Mar 1972; Los Angeles opening: 24 Mar 1972
Release Date:  1972 Production Date:  A George Roy Hill--Paul Monash Production
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Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Vanadas Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  102-104 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • One of the most memorable characters in film.

    stephen maher 2009-10-01

    Kurt Vonnegut said that this film was the best screen adaptation of a novel ever (with the possible exception of "Gone With the Wind").It's... MORE>