Star Spangled Girl

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"A patriotic, chaotic comedy"
  • G
  • 1971
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 5.3  (226)

Star Spangled Girl is a romantic comedy film released in 1971 and directed by Jerry Paris. The movie is based on a play by Neil Simon and stars Sandy Duncan, Tony Roberts, and Todd Susman in lead roles. The film revolves around the lives of the two men, Andy (Tony Roberts) and Norman (Todd Susman), who run a protest magazine named "Fallout," in San Francisco. One day, they meet Sophie (Sandy Duncan), a patriotic blonde, who is a determined Olympic swimmer and also working at the American flag division of a greeting card company. They are both smitten by her charm and beauty and want to woo her.

The movie takes off with the two men strategizing on how to catch her attention, but they soon find out that Sophie is anything but an easy catch. She is being followed by her conservative, overprotective parents, who do not want her to date and their attempts to romance her only lead to humorous mishaps and misunderstandings.

As Sophie's quirky personality shines through her interactions with the two men, Andy and Norman, get the opportunity to know her better. They realize that while they both are smitten with her, Sophie has eyes only for Andy, which creates tension between the two men.

The movie proceeds with Andy trying to win Sophie's heart, while Norman keeps trying to sabotage his friend's plans for romantic success by making matters worse. Amidst all this drama, a real crisis occurs when they realize Sophie's political beliefs and their beliefs do not align.

The main theme of the movie is the pursuit of love and how it can affect one's personal and political beliefs. The film also touches upon the political climate of the 1970s and the role of media and the government in shaping public opinion, as seen through the character of Sophie's father, who is a government official.

Overall, Star Spangled Girl is a lighthearted, entertaining movie that captures the spirit of the 1970s. Sandy Duncan delivers a captivating performance as Sophie, bringing charm and humor to her character, while Tony Roberts and Todd Susman play off each other well, showcasing their comedic abilities. The film's witty dialogue and humorous situations keep the audience engaged from start to finish.

Star Spangled Girl is a 1971 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    1 hr 33 min
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    5.3  (226)