The Sterile Cuckoo

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy, Romance

Pakula's directorial debut, after he had produced pictures directed by his partner, Robert Mulligan, is thoroughly crafted. Unlike many first-timers (especially during the indulgent late 60s), Pakula uses understatement, avoids cinematic tricks, and carefully guides young stars Minnelli (who was nominated for an Oscar) and Burton, who was making his screen...read more

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01:22 — Alan J. Pakula's directorial debut stars Liza Minnelli (Cabaret) as Pookie Adams, a relentlessly kooky coed who falls in love with a reserved young co (more…)
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Liza Minnelli made her screen debut playing the brash but needy college student Pookie Adams in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969).

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  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Pakula's directorial debut, after he had produced pictures directed by his partner, Robert Mulligan, is thoroughly crafted. Unlike many first-timers (especially during the indulgent late 60s), Pakula uses understatement, avoids cinematic tricks, and carefu… (more)

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