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That's the Way of the World (1975)

PG
100 min | Drama, Music

Record executives want a highly-regarded record producer to focus on a white pop act whom they feel has the sound America wants. To keep his creative integrity, Buckmaster carefully begins to fight the system that has made him the ...See moreRecord executives want a highly-regarded record producer to focus on a white pop act whom they feel has the sound America wants. To keep his creative integrity, Buckmaster carefully begins to fight the system that has made him the respected producer he has become. See less
Director
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Robert Lipsyte (original story) (screenplay)
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Alan Metzger (as Allan Metzger)
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Updated Jun 30, 1975

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Jun 1975 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Harvey Keitel
Coleman Buckmaster Coleman Buckmaster   See fewer
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Ed Nelson
Carlton James Carlton James   See fewer
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Cynthia Bostick
Velour Page Velour Page   See fewer
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Bert Parks
Franklyn Page Franklyn Page   See fewer
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Jimmy Boyd
Gary Page Gary Page   See fewer
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Michael Dante
Mike Lemongello Mike Lemongello   See fewer
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Earth Wind & Fire
The Group (as Earth Wind and Fire) The Group (as Earth Wind and Fire)   See fewer
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Ron Gorton
Warren Barfield Warren Barfield   See fewer
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Herb Downer
Player (as Herb Towner) Player (as Herb Towner)   See fewer
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Francesca De Sapio
Amanda (as Francesca Di Sapio) Amanda (as Francesca Di Sapio)   See fewer
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Charles McGregor
Mantan (as Charles MacGregor) Mantan (as Charles MacGregor)   See fewer
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Fred Versacci
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Murray Moston
Buck's Father Buck's Father   See fewer
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Sig Shore
Norman Shulman (as Mike Richards) Norman Shulman (as Mike Richards)   See fewer
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Charles Stepney
Johnny Lyman (as Chuck Stepney) Johnny Lyman (as Chuck Stepney)   See fewer
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Linda Fields
Annabel Lee Annabel Lee   See fewer
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Nick Lapadula
Al Rapp (as Nick La Padula) Al Rapp (as Nick La Padula)   See fewer
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Steve Shore
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Frankie Crocker
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Vy Higginsen
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K.C.
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Dick Stewart
Mel Cooper Mel Cooper   See fewer
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Aubrey De Souza
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Jerry Rush
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John Powers
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Randy Higgenson
Skaters Skaters   See fewer
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Leonard Smith
Rollerdome Bouncer Rollerdome Bouncer   See fewer
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John Haney
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Doris Troy
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Barbara Engel
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Andrew Blau
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Philip Bailey
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Larry Dunn
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Johnny Graham
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Ralph Johnson
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Freddie White
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6.2 / 10 | 184 votes