Overview

Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in her world, "weirdos," clings to a quiet studious Jerry, who has the ability to make a choice of living in Pookie's private little world or be accepted by the society that Pookie rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie actually prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" that she doesn't fit into or wish to be apart of.

  1. Alan J. Pakula

    Director

  2. John Nichols

    Novel

  3. Alvin Sargent

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Liza Minnelli

    Liza Minnelli

    'Pookie' (Mary Ann) Adams

  2. Wendell Burton

    Wendell Burton

    Jerry Payne

  3. Tim McIntire

    Tim McIntire

    Charlie Schumacher

  4. Austin Green

    Austin Green

    Pookie's father

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Status Released

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  • October 22, 1969
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

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