Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude (1971)

They were meant to be. But exactly what they were meant to be is not quite clear.

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1971-12-20
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 366 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Hal Ashby
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The young Harold lives in his own world of suicide-attempts and funeral visits to avoid the misery of his current family and home environment. Harold meets an 80-year-old woman named Maude who also lives in her own world yet one in which she is having the time of her life. When the two opposites meet they realize that their differences don’t matter and they become best friends and love each other.

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  • Ruth Gordon

    as Maude
  • Bud Cort

    as Harold Parker Chasen
  • Vivian Pickles

    as Mrs. Chasen
  • Cyril Cusack

    as Glaucus
  • Charles Tyner

    as Uncle Victor
  • Ellen Geer

    as Sunshine Doré
  • Judy Engles

    as Candy Gulf
  • Shari Summers

    as Edith Phern
  • Eric Christmas

    as Priest
  • G. Wood

    as Psychiatrist
  • Tom Skerritt

    as Motorcycle Officer
Directing Hal Ashby Director
Writing Colin Higgins Author
Production Colin Higgins Producer
Production Charles Mulvehill Producer
Camera John A. Alonzo Director of Photography
Editing William A. Sawyer Editor
Editing Edward Warschilka Editor
Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
Art Michael D. Haller Production Design
Sound Yusuf Islam Original Music Composer