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Babo 73 (1964)

Tribulations of a newly elected President.

Director:

Robert Downey Sr.
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Cast

Cast overview:
Taylor Mead ... President Sandy Studsbury
Jim Antonio ... Chester Kitty-Litter (as James Antonio)
Tom Gaines Tom Gaines ... Phillipe Green
James Greene ... Lawrence Silver-Sky
Richard Roat ... Father Fear
William Rydell William Rydell
Edward Curry Edward Curry
Robert Dagny Robert Dagny
Elsie Downey Elsie Downey ... Hitchhiker
Clarence Emanuel Clarence Emanuel
Michael Jacobs Michael Jacobs
Renet Piat Renet Piat
Sarah Stevens Sarah Stevens
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Tribulations of a newly elected President.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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13 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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funny, zany satire on American politics
31 December 2016 | by framptonhollisSee all my reviews

Starring Andy Warhol superstar Taylor Mead, "Babo 73" is the debut feature film of classic underground filmmaker Robert Downy, Sr. It is an often funny, and sometimes surprisingly insightful satire of American politics. For the most part, this film is highly entertaining fun that provides both obvious and subtle satirical attacks on politics throughout. Taylor Mead's performance is uniquely likable and amusing. Some of the sequences were absolutely hilarious, while others were, unfortunately, a little too disorienting. The editing style of the film is full of charm, but sometimes gets out of hand to the point of making the film unnecessarily confusing and messy.

Despite all of this, I'd definitely still recommend the film for fans of weird and wacky satire that is not afraid to be a little dark and controversial.


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