Harold and Maude

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Young adult Harold Chasen, solitary and friendless by choice, is obsessed with death, this fascination manifesting itself in he staging his own fake suicides, driving a hearse and attending funerals, even of people he doesn't know, all to the chagrin of his exasperated wealthy mother with whom he lives. Mrs. Chasen is determined for Harold to be "normal", including her sending him into therapy to deal with his issues and finding him a girlfriend through a computer dating service. It is at a series of funerals that Harold meets Maude, on the cusp of her eightieth birthday, she who too attends funerals of strangers. Unlike Harold, Maude is obsessed with life - her own life to be more precise - she does whatever she wants to please herself, damned what others may think or how they may be affected. Since she can't take material possessions with her, she is more interested in experiences, with whatever material possessions she has - often "borrowed" without asking - only to further those ...

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Colin Higgins
Production: Paramount Pictures
Year: 1971
MetaScore: 62/100
ImdbRating: 7.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 20 Dec 1971
Awards: Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination.


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Maude - Ruth Gordon
Harold - Bud Cort
Mrs. Chasen - Vivian Pickles
Glaucus - Cyril Cusack
Uncle Victor - Charles Tyner
Sunshine Doré - Ellen Geer
Psychiatrist - G. Wood
Candy Gulf - Judy Engles
Edith Phern - Shari Summers
Motorcycle Officer - Tom Skerritt
Girlfriend - Susan Madigan
Police Officer (as Ray Goman) - Ray K. Goman
Police Officer (as Gordon DeVol) - Gordon De Vol
Police Officer - Harvey Brumfield
Head Nurse (as Sonia Sorrell) - Sonia Sorel
Student Nurse - Margot Jones
Intern - Barry Higgins
Bearded Man Watching Model Train - Hal Ashby
Policeman (unconfirmed) - Michael L. Davis
Priest at funeral - Chuck Dorsett
Madame Arouet - Marjorie Eaton
Motorcycle Officer - William Lucking
Hearse Salesman - Charles Mulvehill
Graveside Mouner - Bill Riddle
Man in Front of Maude at Funeral (unconfirmed) - Cat Stevens
Student #2 - Erick Vinther