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The Sterile Cuckoo

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Original title
The Sterile Cuckoo
Running time
107 min.
United States United States
Alvin Sargent (Novel: John Nichols)
Fred Karlin
Milton R. Krasner
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Boardwalk Productions
Comedy. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Two students from neighboring colleges in upstate New York are swept up in a tragic romantic interlude calling for a maturity of vision beyond their experience of capabilities. Pookie Adams - a kooky, lonely misfit with no family and no place to go, insists on calling all those who won't participate in her world, "weirdos," clings to a quiet studious Jerry, who has the ability to make a choice of living in Pookie's private little world or be accepted by the society that Pookie rejects. Unwittingly, it is through their awkward relationship that Pookie actually prepares Jerry for the world of "weirdos" that she doesn't fit into or wish to be apart of.
1969: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Liza Minnelli), Song
1969: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actress - Drama (Liza Minnelli)
1969: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Liza Minnelli)
1970: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Promising Newcomer (Liza Minnelli)
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