Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You're a Big Boy Now

YOU'RE A BIG BOY NOW was the first major studio release from Francis Ford Coppola. Notable mainly for its wonderful title song and score by The Lovin' Spoonful as well as an early appearance by Karen Black, the film stars Peter Kastner. Kastner was a Richard Dreyfuss type before there was Richard Dreyfuss. He went from this to starring in a TV series entitled THE UGLIEST GIRL IN TOWN (about a man who cross-dresses and accidentally becomes a top model--seriously). It flopped. Coppola next did Fred Astaire's less than successful musical, FINIAN'S RAINBOW but soon enough would be working on THE GODFATHER and APOCALYPSE NOW.


  1. This is a film I wish TCM would resurrect.
    They use to show it all the time on an independent station in the Washington DC area (WDCA 20, I believe).

  2. The story is that Seven Arts produced this film on a budget low enough that it turned a profit just from the TV sale (which being in color was higher).That's why they let a neophyte like Coppola, who did have experience with Roger Corman under his belt, direct.