Glen and Randa

Glen and Randa is a 1971 American post-apocalypse film directed by Jim McBride. It was co-written by McBride, Lorenzo Mans and Rudy Wurlitzer.[1] McBride made the film for $480,000 with an obscure cast including Steven Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woodrow Chambliss and Gary Goodrow.[2]

Glen and Randa
Theatrical poster
Directed byJim McBride
Produced bySidney Glazier
Written byLorenzo Mans
Rudy Wurlitzer
Jim McBride
StarringSteve Curry
Shelley Plimpton
Woody Chambliss
Garry Goodrow
CinematographyAlan Raymond
Edited byJack Baran
Mike Levine
Distributed byUniversal Marion Corporation (UMC)
Release date
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States


Decades after a nuclear war has devastated the earth and left the survivors as scavengers, a young couple named Glen and Randa who come from a close knit tribe in a rural area, set out to discover the remains of the world that came before them. They know nothing of the outside world, except that Glen has read about and seen pictures of a great city in some old comic books and he and Randa set out to find this city.


The movie received generally favorable reviews. Time Magazine rated the movie one of the top 10 of 1971[3] and stated, “'Glen and Randa' is one of the best and most original American films of the year".[4] Time magazine also wrote, "there is no disputing his distinctive cinematic flair or the definitive excellence of his relatively unknown actors".[2] The New York Times stated, "'Glen and Randa' is neither a successful nor an entertaining movie, but it is sober, and what mind it has is high. Thus I'm completely mystified by the X rating that has been attached to it, apparently because of its nudity and love-making. They might be thought obscene only by stretching a censor's imagination."[1]

See also


  1. Canby, Vincent (September 20, 1971). "Movie Review Glen and Randa (1971)". New York Times.
  2. Cocks, Jay (June 14, 1971). "Cinema: Primitive Odyssey". Time Magazine.
  3. Kristal, Marc (November 27, 1977). "The Porn Is Green: An Artiste's 1st Sex Film". Los Angeles Times. "But 'Glen and Randa,' his first feature-though it appeared on Time magazine's 10 best list for 1971-went virtually unreleased."
  4. "Glen and Randa screenplay".
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