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Harry Bailey (Elliott Gould) is the education student, Viet Nam veteran, and teacher caught up in political unrest on campus along with his girlfriend Jan (Candice Bergen). Forced to teach remedial English, Harry hates his job but manages to endear himself to student leaders. When a strike and demonstrations engulf the campus, Harry is called on to mediate between the students and the establishment they are protesting against. Billie Bird plays the eccentric landlady. Barry Sullivan's daughter Jenny Sullivan appears in the film, and Harrison Ford makes an early screen appearance as a party… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the few Hollywood films to deal with the students revolution, Richard Rush's Getting Straight, starring Elliott Gould, confuses broader political issues with sexual politics and getting laid"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Sadly, despite its radical themes and caricatures, there is nary an ounce of subversiveness at this film's heart."
‑ Jamie Gillies, Apollo Guide
"Generation (hippie era) comedy-drama, very dated"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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