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I Call First (1967)

A young man struggles with the fact that his girlfriend was once raped.

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Girl
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Girl in Dream (as Ann Collette)
Lennard Kuras ...
Joey
Michael Scala ...
Sally Gaga
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Harry
Tsuai Yu-Lan ...
Girl in Dream
Saskia Holleman ...
Girl in Dream
Bill Minkin ...
Iggy at Party
Philip Carlson ...
Boy in Copake (as Phil Carlson)
Wendy Russell ...
Gaga's Girl
Robert Uricola ...
Boy with Gun
Susan Wood ...
Girl at Party
Marissa Mathes ...
Girl at Party (as Marrisa Joffrey)
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Mother
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Storyline

J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic guilt than Scorsese's later work, we see what happens to J.R. when his religious guilt catches up with him. Written by David Gibson <djg@ukc.ac.uk>

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Mean Streets was just around the corner.

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Drama | Romance

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20 January 1978 (Finland)  »

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Bring on the Dancing Girls  »

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$75,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma admired this movie. See more »

Quotes

J.R.: Everybody should like westerns.
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Connections

References Scaramouche (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Jenny Take a Ride
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Written by Bob Crewe, Enotris Johnson, and Little Richard
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Early Scorsese/Keitel Film Is A Great Indication of Things To Come!
21 August 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

WHO'S THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? (3+ outta 5 stars)

Early feature film by the now-legendary Martin Scorsese... it sort of sprawls all over the place... melding all kinds of weird artsy gimmicks and camera styles... but the central relationship between Harvey Keitel and the pretty blonde girl he meets and falls in love with on the Staten Island Ferry (Zina Bethune) keeps the movie's momentum going, even when it veers off into interesting but sometimes pointless tangents. If you thought Quentin Tarantino invented the character of the movie geek who seeks to impress the woman of his dreams by rambling on with movie trivia... well, this movie will set you straight. You will also see hints of Scorsese's later masterpieces ("Mean Streets", "Goodfellas") in embryonic form. I hadn't seen this movie in years... but just saw the new DVD version and was amazed at how good it was.


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