Sunday, July 01, 2012

Movie Ad of the Week: OUTSIDE IN (1972)

World Premiere
- September 15, 1972 - Boston, MA

All of the reviews and publicity materials we've ever seen for the George Edwards production OUTSIDE IN credit Allen Baron (BLAST OF SILENCE, TERROR IN THE CITY) as its sole director, yet character actor G.D. Spradlin has somehow become the film's credited co-director on the IMDb. As a result, this info has turned up all over the Internet, including Spradlin's obituaries (He passed away a year ago at age 90), but I've found no evidence that it's true -- and even if it is, he's not the credited director. Someone needs to put "uncredited" in parentheses next to his name.

OUTSIDE IN was originally released by Harold Robbins International, the short-lived company founded by the author of such best-selling novels as The Carpetbaggers, The Adventurers, Where Love Has Gone and The Lonely Lady.

Above is the first of two different Boxoffice reviews for the film.

OUTSIDE IN was re-released by Producers Distributing Corporation in 1973 as DRAFT DODGER. This alternate title is not on file with the MPAA, nor is it listed in the IMDb.

A second re-release came in 1975, when Independent Film Distributors put out the movie as RED, WHITE AND BUSTED.

Above and below we see the second Boxoffice review, from March '76, under the RED, WHITE AND BUSTED title.


Anonymous said...

I'd love to see this film.

Anonymous said...

This was the first score composed by Randy Edelman, who later went on to do films such as Ghostbusters 2, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Gettysburg, Dragonheart and the third Mummy movie.

CMG said...

This movie was released on VHS by the VIDEOSCOPE label in Australia under the re-release title "RED, WHITE AND BUSTED". The tape is in PAL-format. VIDEOSCOPE could have released the movie in the PAL-├četa format as well, but I've only seen the VHS release. (In point of fact, I own the Videoscope release so I'm 100% sure of my information. :) ). There is no video release date anywhere on the box art or the videocassette label. I'll guess Videoscope put it out circa 1984/85.