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TitleHarold and Maude (1971)
Alternative/Original Title
DisabilityAmputee
CountryUSA
Length?
GenreDrama
Rating3
DirectorHal Ashby
CastRuth Gordon Bud Cort Vivian Pickles
NotesHarold is a 20 year old. His main 'hobbies' are watching buildings being demolished, faking his suicide and going to funerals. He has an obsession with death. Maude is 79 years old, she also goes to funerals but she's bright and colourful and enjoys life. They meet at a funeral and Maude decides to inject some life into the sombre Harold. There develops a strong, affectionate relationship. The film is full of black humour especially Harold scaring away dates set up by his mother by faking suicide. There is one character some might object to. He is Harold's Uncle Victor who has lost his right arm when he was MacArthur's right hand man (WWII). Still gung ho about war he salutes by pulling on a string which raises his empty sleeve.

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