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Desperate Characters (1971)

09/22/1971 (US) Drama 1h 37m
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Sophie and Otto Bentwood are a middle-aged, middle class, childless Brooklyn Heights couple trapped in a loveless marriage. He is an attorney, she a translator of books. Their existence is affected not only by their disintegrating relationship but by the threats of urban crime and vandalism that surround them everywhere they turn, leaving them feeling paranoid, scared, and desperately helpless.

  1. Frank D. Gilroy

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Paula Fox


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  1. Shirley MacLaine

    Shirley MacLaine

    Sophie Bentwood

  2. Kenneth Mars

    Kenneth Mars

    Otto Bentwood

  3. Sada Thompson

    Sada Thompson


  4. Jack Somack

    Jack Somack


  5. Gerald S. O'Loughlin

    Gerald S. O'Loughlin


  6. Chris Gampel

    Mike Holstein

  7. Mary Alan Hokanson

    Flo Holstein

  8. Robert Bauer

    Robert Bauer

    Young Man

  9. Carol Kane

    Carol Kane

    Young Girl

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