Katherine (October 5, 1975)
Released on October 5, 1975: During the Viet Nam War, a young wealthy girl questions the way things are and tries to change her world into what she believes will be a better world.
Produced by Gerald I. Isenberg
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Written by Jeremy Paul Kagen
The Actors: Sissy Spacek (Katherine 'Katie' Alman), Henry Winkler (Bob Kline), Art Carney (Thornton Alman, Katie's father), Julie Kavner (Margot Weiss Goldman), Jane Wyatt (Emily Alman, Katie's mother), Joe De Santis (Father Echeverra), Hector Elias (Juan), Jenny Sullivan (Elizabeth 'Liz' Alman Parks), Rene Enriquez (Vega), Mary Murphy (Miss Collins), Catlin Adams (Jessica), Jorge Cervera Jr. (Julio), Barbara Harris (Lillian Colman), Ann Noland (Frizzy), Ta-Ronce Allen (Jennie), John Hawker (Reverend Mills), Brad Rearden (Carl), James Jeter (Fireman), Buck Young (cop), Joe Warfield (Ted Mitchell), Ilunga Adell (Ibo), Marc Ross (first man), Jacquie Le Feber (Katherine at age 7), Gale Dixon (Linda), Beverly Ross (Ellen), Todd Bridges (Robert), Lucretia Bingham (Sharon)
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I Refuse . . .
For the first time since I began giving a preview of the movies that I add to my web site I refuse to tell you the story line for this one, and pass on a sincere and heart-felt WARNING: If you were a young adult between 1966 and 1970 in the U.S. and possibly have a thick scar covering a deep physical or spiritual wound from those troubled times, I honestly advise you to skip this movie and watch something else. This is NOT a feel-good story about those troubled days.
I will not tell you the story line, but I will share with you some of the random thoughts that flood into my brain as I re-live those historic days through this film. The Baby Boom generation entered adult life with much fanfare, angst, and confusion. We were the sons and daughters of the 'Greatest Generation' - the men and women who conquered the Great Depression, fought the Greatest War, and created a free market economy that continues to amaze to this day. As children of that generation we were convinced that we could do anything . . . we had all the answers and could solve any of the world's problems in a week or so . . . poverty, hunger, disease - easy peasy . . . well, maybe curing cancer or creating world peace would take a few extra weeks, but we were the people that would do it.
But Then . . . Without Warning . . . The Vietnam War . . . er . . . The Vietnam Conflict . . . and all of a sudden the answers were not as clear as before . . . hell, the questions were not even clear . . . but the thoughts that flood into my head as I become a young teen again are myriad . . . Woodstock . . . Love-in . . . Agent Orange . . . LSD . . . college kids killed by the National Guard . . . draft dodgers fleeing to Canada . . . bras and military draft cards burned in front of television cameras . . . R.O.T.C. buildings burning to the ground . . . Hell, No, We Won't Go . . . daisy covered Volkswagen vans . . . long haired Hippies . . . Mao . . . Haight-Ashbury . . . 1968 Chicago Convention riots . . . Tricky Dick . . . the Pentagon Papers . . . turn on, tune in, drop out.
The advice of the day for us young adults was to trust no one over thirty and question everything . . . search doggedly for the truth as your spirit understands it instead of taking anyone's word at face value . . . by the way, although I am now much older than thirty, that advice makes sense even today in my humble opinion. The United States was more sharply divided in the late 1960's than it ever was . . . as divided as we were during the Civil War . . . as divided as . . . . Well . . . as divided as . . . as divided as we are today.
Now . . . before you choose to pass on this one or to watch it, remember that it covers the years 1966-1970 in the U.S. and was filmed in 1975 when the story was not a slice of history . . . it was yesterday. . . . . And it is very authentic compared to my memories of those years. Feel no shame if you pass on this one, but if you want to remember . . . or want to discover the bitter and the sweet from those turbulent years . . . or if you just want to watch legendary actors Sissy Spacek, Henry 'the Fonz' Winkler, Art Carney, Jane Wyatt and a very young Todd 'Different Strokes' Bridges in an amazing story about troubled times and troubled folk, pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter on it and enjoy the show.
Art Carney and Jane Wyatt
Art Carney, Sissy Spacek and Jane Wyatt
Barbara Harris and John Hawker
Henry Winkler and Art Carney
Henry Winkler and Sissy Spacek
Henry Winkler and Todd Bridges
Henry Winkler and Sissy Spacek
Jane Wyatt and Art Carney
Jane Wyatt and Sissy Spacek
Jenny Sullivan and Sissy Spacek
Joe De Santis
Jorge Cervera Jr.
Sissy Spacek, Henry Winkler and Art Carney
Sissy Spacek and Jane Wyatt
Sissy Spacek getting a mug shot