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The Betsy (1978)

R
125 min | Drama

The aging, retired founder of an auto giant comes out of retirement to try to develop a safe, fuel-efficient car.
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Harold Robbins (novel) | William Bast (screenplay) | Walter Bernstein (screenplay)
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$17,685,000
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Release date
Feb 9, 1978 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Laurence Olivier
Loren Hardeman Sr. I Loren Hardeman Sr. I   See fewer
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Robert Duvall
Loren III / Loren Hardeman Sr.'s grandson Loren III / Loren Hardeman Sr.'s grandson   See fewer
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Katharine Ross
Sally / Loren II's wife Sally / Loren II's wife   See fewer
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Tommy Lee Jones
Angelo / Car racer Angelo / Car racer   See fewer
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Jane Alexander
Alicia / Loren III's wife Alicia / Loren III's wife   See fewer
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Lesley-Anne Down
Roberta(Bobby) / Loren III's mistress-Family friend Roberta(Bobby) / Loren III's mistress-Family friend   See fewer
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Joseph Wiseman
Jake / Angelo's uncle Jake / Angelo's uncle   See fewer
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Kathleen Beller
Betsy / Loren III's daughter Betsy / Loren III's daughter   See fewer
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Edward Herrmann
Dan Weyman / Head of Finances Dan Weyman / Head of Finances   See fewer
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Paul Rudd
Loren Hardeman II / Sally's husband Loren Hardeman II / Sally's husband   See fewer
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Roy Poole
John Duncan / Head of production John Duncan / Head of production   See fewer
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Titos Vandis
Angelo Luigi Perino Angelo Luigi Perino   See fewer
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Clifford David
Joe / Manager-Loren II's gay lover Joe / Manager-Loren II's gay lover   See fewer
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Inga Swenson
Mrs. Craddock Mrs. Craddock   See fewer
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Whitney Blake
Elizabeth / Loren Hardeman Sr.'s wife Elizabeth / Loren Hardeman Sr.'s wife   See fewer
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Carol Williard
Roxanne / Maid Roxanne / Maid   See fewer
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Read Morgan
Donald Donald   See fewer
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Charles Fields
Loren III / boy (as Charlie Fields) Loren III / boy (as Charlie Fields)   See fewer
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Nick Czmyr
Bellboy Bellboy   See fewer
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Norman Palmer
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Fred Carney
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Maury Cooper
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Russell Porter
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Warney H. Ruhl
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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William Roerick
Secretary of Commerce Secretary of Commerce   See fewer
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William Cain
Edward / Butler (as William B. Cain) Edward / Butler (as William B. Cain)   See fewer
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Edward C. Higgins
George / Chauffer George / Chauffer   See fewer
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H. August Kuehl
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Al Conti
Gangster who shoots Loren I (uncredited) Gangster who shoots Loren I (uncredited)   See fewer
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Erik Malkovich
Young Man at Party (uncredited) Young Man at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kent Malkovich
Young Boy at Party (uncredited) Young Boy at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Debra Vierra Murphy
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John A. Reilly
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5.1 / 10 | 1,318 votes