Harold and Maude Poster

Release Date: December 20th, 1971

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2000

PG|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
Cult classic pairs Cort as a dead-pan disillusioned 20-year-old obsessed with suicide and a loveable Gordon as a fun-loving 80-year-old eccentric. They meet at a funeral, and develop a taboo romantic relationship, in which they explore the tired theme of the meaning of life with a fresh perspective.

Cast: Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon, Cyril Cusack, Vivian Pickles, Charles Tyner, Ellen Geer, Eric Christmas, Judy Engles

Director: Hal Ashby

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Mother, 1970s, Death, Transformation, Dark, Love, Hospital


Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1973)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy