To Kill a Clown (1972)

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A young hippie couple rent a secluded cabin on the beach in an attempt to re-connect with each other and save their marriage. Unfortunately, the man they rented the cabin from is a ... See full summary »

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  • Alan Alda in To Kill a Clown (1972)
  • Blythe Danner and Heath Lamberts in To Kill a Clown (1972)
  • Blythe Danner and Heath Lamberts in To Kill a Clown (1972)
  • Alan Alda, Blythe Danner, and Heath Lamberts in To Kill a Clown (1972)
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28 October 2002 | louisgauthier
What is this movie about?
This movie contains some of the worse dialogue and direction I've seen in years. No one seems to know what the hell is going on. What's the point? The dialogue and acting is uncertain and the little photographic tricks like freezing the frame at the end of every scene is ridiculous. Who is Alan Alda's character suppose to represent and why is he torturing these people? Although his character has presence and conviction, his inane dialogue betrays him every step of the way. What are his motives? Anyone?? The movie starts out like a 1960's hippie comedy(check out the opening credits and music) but then goes straight downhill. It looks like it might have been an interesting story(great location- a nearly deserted beach) but someone forgot to write a coherent story. Too bad. What a terrible waste of a young, cute Blythe Danner(in a bikini for the most part) and a young Alan Alda just before MASH. The movie feels like it's trying to make a point. Wish I knew what it was.

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Drama | Horror


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23 August 1972



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