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Kurt Vonnegut's adaptation of his own off-Broadway play about a big game hunter (Steiger) who returns from the jungle after being believed dead for eight years. He finds his dim wife (York) turned intellectual, and undecided whether to marry a pacifist doctor or a vacuum cleaner salesman. Though these ingredients may sound promising, add a precocious child and you have all the ingredients for the tedious satire of American attitudes that it is. Steiger's overacting and the film's obvious theatrical origins don't help either.

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mark Robson
Screenwriter: Kurt Vonnegut
Cast: Rod Steiger
Susannah York
George Grizzard
Don Murray
William Hickey
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