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Renaldo and Clara (1978)

R
235 min | Drama

This epic is a mass amalgamation of three separate film-types that is, contrary to popular opinion, coherent and a unified whole. Bob Dylan is shown in concert, often masked, during the Rolling Thunder Revue. The film also features ...See moreThis epic is a mass amalgamation of three separate film-types that is, contrary to popular opinion, coherent and a unified whole. Bob Dylan is shown in concert, often masked, during the Rolling Thunder Revue. The film also features documentary footage, including Ruben "Hurricane" Carter's struggle against the forces that have imprisoned him. The third element is fictional "role-playing" footage with Bob Dylan in the guise of guitar-strumming Renaldo and his wife Sara as his companion Clara. Ronnie Hawkins takes on the role of Bob Dylan in these sequences. The film includes footage of a visit to the grave of Jack Kerouac, an Allen Ginsberg poetry reading and various friends and acquaintances, namely David Blue (playing pinball by a swimming pool), discussing experiences on the road. Written by thustlebird See less
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33 cast members
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Bob Dylan
Renaldo Renaldo   See fewer
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Sara Dylan
Clara Clara   See fewer
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Joan Baez
Woman in White Woman in White   See fewer
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Ronnie Hawkins
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan   See fewer
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Jack Elliott
Longheno de Castro Longheno de Castro   See fewer
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Harry Dean Stanton
Lafkezio Lafkezio   See fewer
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Bob Neuwirth
The Masked Tortilla The Masked Tortilla   See fewer
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Allen Ginsberg
The Father The Father   See fewer
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Mel Howard
Ungatz Ungatz   See fewer
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David Mansfield
The Son The Son   See fewer
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Jack Baran
The Truck Driver The Truck Driver   See fewer
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Anne Waldman
Sister of Mercy Sister of Mercy   See fewer
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T Bone Burnett
The Inner Voice (as T-Bone Burnett) The Inner Voice (as T-Bone Burnett)   See fewer
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Larry 'Ratso' Sloman
Newspaper Man (as Larry Sloman) Newspaper Man (as Larry Sloman)   See fewer
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Ronee Blakley
Mrs. Dylan Mrs. Dylan   See fewer
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David Blue
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Roberta Flack
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Arlo Guthrie
Mandolin Player Mandolin Player   See fewer
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Roger McGuinn
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Denise Mercedes
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Joni Mitchell
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Scarlet Rivera
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Luther Rix
The Drummer The Drummer   See fewer
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Mick Ronson
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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J. Steven Soles
Actor (as Steven Soles) Actor (as Steven Soles)   See fewer
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Rob Stoner
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Linda Thomases
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Ruth Tyrangel
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Peter Orlovsky
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6.5 / 10 | 436 votes