Dandy, the All-American Girl

Determinedly offbeat comedy, with Channing as a slightly crazy car-thief, stealing and selling a variety of autos as she attempts to gain enough cash to buy herself a Ferrari. Meanwhile, she plays a complex romantic game with three very different male admirers. Schatzberg, forsaking the serious and muddled statements of films like Scarecrow and Puzzle of a Downfall Child, here comes up with a relaxed and meandering study of eccentric characters on the fringes of society, as messy and occasionally likeable as Henry Jaglom's far more garrulous efforts. Indulgent, directionless, but well-performed and often witty.

Release details

Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Screenwriter: BJ Perla, Marilyn Goldin
Cast: Stockard Channing
Sam Waterston
Franklyn Ajaye
Richard Doughty
Norman Matlock
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