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The Sterile Cuckoo (1969) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Alan J. Pakula and produced by Alan J. Pakula and David Lange.

Academy Awards 1969 --- Ceremony Number 42 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressLiza MinnelliNominated

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Charlie Schumacher: [privately debunking his ladies-man reputation to Jerry] I'll bet you and me are the only two guys in the dorm who've never been laid.

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Patty Duke was offered the part that eventually went to Liza Minnelli.
Alan J. Pakula recalled that Liza Minnelli became very attached to him as a father-figure on the set, always asking Pakula to tell her the story's plot in child-like terms before a big scene was to be shot. He also said that Liza carried around the book by John Nichols "like a Bible" until she knew the character of Pookie Adams inside and out.
In the original novel, the story takes place over three years. This was shortened to a single school year for the movie.
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