The Sterile Cuckoo [Blu-ray] [1969]

  • SKU: 20567292
  • Release Date: 10/16/2012
  • Rating: PG
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The Sterile Cuckoo
Liza Minnelli is Pookie Adams, a relentlessly kooky coed in The Sterile Cuckoo. The film's focus, however, is on Wendell Burton (likewise making his first screen appearance) as reserved young college student Jerry. He is actively pursued by the unpredictable Pookie, who helps him to survive his first months in school. Gradually, however, it is obvious that Jerry is outgrowing Pookie. Both, however, have benefited from the relationship (he has gained self-confidence, she is now able to come to grips with her unhappy home life) and their parting is a tender one. Not unlike his stars, Alan J. Pakula was making his directorial bow with The Sterile Cuckoo, which earned an Oscar nomination for its theme song "Come Saturday Morning." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Liza Minnelli
    Liza Minnelli - Pookie
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    Wendell Burton - Jerry
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    Tim McIntire - Schumacher
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    Elizabeth Harrower - Landlady
  • Austin Green
    Austin Green - Pookie's Father

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the jewels from 60's

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    Not 100% sure but, it was Liza Minelli's film debut, and Alan J. Pakula's one of the early works. A simple story. Theme song, "Come Saturday Morning" by the Sandpipers lingers on. I love this film.

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