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Point (The)

USA, English, 74 mins

  • Director: Fred Wolf
  • Writer: Harry Nilsson; Carole Beers
  • Producer: Jerry D. Good; Larry Gordon

CGiii Comment

A metaphor that is stretched to breaking point.

It's all about the music and the animation........both an acquired taste.

Nilsson, by all accounts, was a difficult & headstrong man - and, as a result, his music suffered.

He took psychedelic drugs and this is the final product. Utter nonsense........a misguided indulgence, those drugs certainly took their toll - making him believe that he was more intelligent than he was............it's infantile crap.

The animation is scruffy, clumsy and amateur.

And, if you do have to watch this - try and get the version that does not feature Ringo Starr.

Cast & Characters

Ringo Starr as Narrator / Father;
Paul Frees as Oblio's Father / Pointed Man's Right Head / King / Leaf Man / Villagers;
Lennie Weinrib as Count;
Bill Martin as Rock Man;
Buddy Foster as Count's Son;
Joan Gerber as Oblio's Mother;
Mike Lookinland as Oblio;
Alan Barzman as Narrator / Father;
Dustin Hoffman as Narrator / Father;
Alan Thicke as Narrator / Father

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