• The Sterile Cuckoo (2006)

The Sterile Cuckoo

Release Date: April 17th, 2006

PG |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Uptight college freshman Jerry Payne (Wendell Burton) finds a carefree friend in zany Pookie (Liza Minnelli). After an awkward meeting on the bus, where they are headed to different colleges, Pookie quickly works her way into Jerry's life. She makes an unannounced visit to Jerry's campus, and before long annoyance turns to affection, and friendship turns to romance. But with Pookie's increasingly neurotic behavior, how long can this love affair last?

Cast: Liza Minnelli, Wendell Burton, Tim McIntire, Elizabeth Harrower, Austin Green, Sandy Faison, Chris Bugbee, Jawn McKinley

Director: Alan J. Pakula

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Amusing, 1960s, Offbeat, Growing up, Love, Charming

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Awards

Nominated Actress
Nominated Music (Song -- Original for the Picture)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1971)