Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me (1971)


After a sojourn in Mexico, undergrad Gnossos Pappadopoulis comes back to his college where, at the close of the 1950s, he partakes in the staples of the burgeoning counterculture movement: drugs, casual sex and radical politics. After Gnossos thumbs his nose at everything from the campus fraternities to the ideas espoused by his professors, he decides to leave school and head for Cuba with a friend. There, he once again struggles with the excesses of his hippie lifestyle.

Director: Jeffrey Young.
Stars: Barry Primus, David Downing, Susan Tyrrell, Philip Shafer, Bruce Davison, Zack Norman, Raul Julia.


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  1. Nick
    October 20, 2019

    Been after this for ages, Many Thanx Jon!!!!!!! Cheers, Nick

  2. RdePgh
    October 20, 2019

    Thanks, Jon!

  3. Gabrielle
    October 20, 2019

    As a Susan Tyrrell fan, this is one I have been longing to see. Thank you, Jon!

  4. Maureen Ch.
    October 20, 2019

    Well, thank you Jon!

  5. June 19, 2021

    I’ve read the book 20 years ago and had no idea that a movie existed. Its one of my favorite books indeed.

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