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Ted & Venus (1991)

Ted Whitley is a poet who is stalking the woman of his dreams, Linda Turner. She was volunteering at a community resource project when he came in to find out about low cost housing.

Director:

Bud Cort

Writers:

Paul Ciotti (screenplay), Paul Ciotti (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Cort ... Ted Whitley
James Brolin ... Max Waters (as Jim Brolin)
Kim Adams Kim Adams ... Linda Turner
Carol Kane ... Colette
Pamella D'Pella ... Gloria
Brian Thompson ... Herb
Rhea Perlman ... Grace
Woody Harrelson ... Homeless Vietnam Veteran
Martin Mull ... Ted's Attorney
Roberta Wallach ... District Attorney
Timothy Leary ... Judge William H. Converse
Tricia O'Neil ... Judge Katherine Notch
Tony Genaro ... Bailiff
Vincent Schiavelli ... Publisher
Andrea Martin ... Bag Lady
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Storyline

Ted Whitley is a poet who is stalking the woman of his dreams, Linda Turner. She was volunteering at a community resource project when he came in to find out about low cost housing.

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Taglines:

In the Sea of Love... Sometimes You Drown

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, sexual dialogue and sensuality, and for some drug cont. | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love in Venice See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the poetry reading scene was going to include a poem written by Henry Rollins. This was changed at the last minute when permission was refused for its inclusion in the film. Bud Cort wrote all the poetry himself at the last minute. See more »

Quotes

Herb: What does he mean your body is a perfect alphabet? That doesn't even make sense. Is this guy loony tunes or what?
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Bud Cort goes bonkers .......
10 May 2017 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Make no mistake, "Ted & Venus" is not an easy watch. It is however daring in a way most films fail. Obviously willing to take chances with questionable themes like stalking, obsession, and madness, the movie treads ground that many audiences will not appreciate. If however, you are entertained by the likes of "Where's Poppa?", "Eating Raoul", and of course "Harold and Maude", then you will revel in some of the the dark comedy here. There is a courtroom scene that is especially funny, and there are sporadic situations and dialog that are excellent. It's just that the whole movie feels uneven and this choppiness may be due to a difficult edit? Bud Cort should have realized that beauty is only a light switch away. - MERK


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