Now available for the first time on DVD in the UK, Taking Off is acclaimed director Milos Forman’s (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus) first US feature. This 1971 comedy-drama stars Lynn Carlin and Buck Henry as middle-class New York suburbanites, whose teenage daughter runs away from home when she gets in trouble with her parents. In the process of trying to unravel the mystery of the girl's whereabouts, the couple rediscovers their own lives. This funny, alternative coming-of-age tale features exclusive musical appearances from Tina & Ike Turner, Carly Simon... and actress Kathy Bates (as ‘Bobo’ Bates). This DVD edition features a restored version of the film along with the following extras: Trailer Before Taking Off: Milos Forman’s Road To America (30 minute documentary) Photo Gallery [show more]
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1970s comedy in which a couple find a new lease of life after their daughter goes missing. When teenager Jeannie Tyne (Linnea Heacock) runs away from home, her parents, Larry (Buck Henry) and Lynn (Lynn Carlin), set out to look for her. In the process, however, they get distracted by socialising and binge drinking. Even when their daughter returns, they get high on cannibis at a support group meeting and engage in a game of strip poker.