You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1971
  • Running time: 85 min
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat is a 1971 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Locke. It involves a young hippie and his search for the meaning of life while in Central Park. Its soundtrack includes some of the earliest... read more

You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat is a 1971 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Locke. It involves a young hippie and his search for the meaning of life while in Central Park. Its soundtrack includes some of the earliest released music by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the duo who later formed the core of the group Steely Dan. The film also stars Richard Pryor in an early role playing his signature "wino" character, and actor/director Robert Downey Sr. The soundtrack, "performed by The Original Soundtrack" was released in 1971, with re-releases in the later 1970s and after. Future film director Wes Craven, then working at a New York City post-production company, made his professional feature debut as the film's editor.

Original Release

09/19/1971

US Release

09/19/1971

Cast

Herb Futoran Man in boardroom meeting
Jeff Futoran Son with Mother at Park
Nicole Futoran The Baby
Roni Futoran Mother with Son at Park
Zalman King Carter Fields
Allen Garfield Herby Moss
Suzette Green Susan
Richard Pryor Wino
Robert Downey Sr. Head of Ad Agency
Liz Torres Singer in Men's Room
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Peter Locke

Writers

Peter Locke

Cast

Herb Futoran Man in boardroom meeting
Jeff Futoran Son with Mother at Park
Nicole Futoran The Baby
Roni Futoran Mother with Son at Park
Zalman King Carter Fields
Allen Garfield Herby Moss
Suzette Green Susan
Richard Pryor Wino
Robert Downey Sr. Head of Ad Agency
Liz Torres Singer in Men's Room
Roz Kelly Girl in Park
Karen Ludwig Erica
Billy Cunningham Fat Lady
Ruth Locke Carter's Mother
Daisy Locke Old Woman
Stan Gottlieb Fellestrio
Peter Locke Shoe Thief / Purse Snatcher
Chick Kozloff Mooner
Steve Landesberg Men's Room Attendant
Tommy Cerafice Boy in Men's Room

Producers

Editors

David Finfer, Lana Jokel, Peter Locke

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