Taking Off

Synopsis: Unable to deal with her parents, Jeannie Tyne runs away from home. Larry and Lyne Tyne search for her, and in the process meet other people whose children ran away. With their children gone, the parents are now free to rediscover/enjoy life.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Milos Forman
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 6 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Time was apart the

wind to fly away

and I caught on him butter

why to stay oh why to stay

but he be gone for

all that I could say

for all that I could say

that he be gone for all that I

could say for all that I could say ...time.

I believe in,

believe in, believe in...


And with your eyelids closed

continue to look upward...

Now take a deep

breath and hold it...

Hold, hold, ready,

three, exhale...

let your eyes relax and

let your body float.

Imagine yourself floating, floating

down, right through the chair.

As you concentrate

on the floating...

i'm going to concentrate

on your left arm and hand.

Your left hand will lift upward,

your left elbow bend...

your left forearm float

into an upright position.

Sometimes you may get a feeling of a

magnetic pole on the back of your hand.

Now your hand in this upright

position becomes for you a signal...

to enter a

state of meditation.

Are you for your

body or are you not?

Are you for living

or are you not?

Now of course if you're not

for living keep on smoking...

arrange for a cremation

and end it all in smoke.

But if the idea of living

is still exciting...

concentrate on this

feeling of floating

and at the same time listen

to these three critical points.

For you body

smoking is a poison.

You need your

body to live.

And you owe your body

this repsect and protection.

Then reflect on what this means

to you in a private sense,

and bring yourself out of this

state of concentration this way:

Roll up your eyes and do it now and

at one just let your eyes open slowly.

And when they're back in focus, slowly

make a fist with the hand that's up

And as you open

your fist slowly...

your usual sensation and control

returns you let it float down.

Now suppose one or two

hours have passed...

and you want to do the exercise

but you don't have privacy.

Here's the way you camoflage the

method, you make two changes:

First you close your eyelids

then roll your eyes up...

so that the eyeroll is private.

Second, instead of your hand coming

up like this, let it come up like this.

With a smile on you face,

and a heart to embrace,

everybody needs happiness,

everybody needs love.

With a hope and a sigh,

and a tear in your eye,

everybody needs happiness,

everybody needs love.

Give love with

all your heart...

-and it all comes...

-Thank you, next.

I would like you all to know

that i'm also an acrobat.

I h... I hear the cotton

woods whispering...

Thank you, next.

I wanna see the fields

of gold and green,,

I wanna see the things

i've never seen...

What's your name?

-Arlene Baker. -Jeannie Tyne

Arlene Baker.

Jeannie Tyne.

Jeannie Tyne.

-How old are you?

Would you go

over there please.


This is Lynn Tyne,

Jeannie Tyne's mother.

I'm sorry to bother you, have

you heard from the girls?

Well Jeannie and Corinna were

supposed to go to the city today.

No you're wrong Mrs Tyne.

Corinna hasn't been

to the city today.

I don't understand.

Mrs Divito could I

speak to Corinna please?

Well it's just that I...

I thought that maybe she didn't

tell you that she went to the city or...

maybe Jeannie said

something to her and...

No I don't think so,

no i'm sure, no no, she didn't.

Thank you.

- You talk to Jeannie Tyne today?

- No.

Erica Enright,

Bonnie Marcus,

Jessica Harper.

You should see the

girls in the bathroom.

They're all throwing up.

They had coke,

they're so nervous.

They're all throwing

up in the bathroom.

Are you here to

audition? So am I.

Are you professional?

- No, are you?

- I can't even sing very well.

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Miloš Forman

Jan Tomáš Forman (born 18 February 1932 in Čáslav), known as Miloš Forman, is a Czech film director, screenwriter, actor, and professor, who until 1968 lived and worked primarily in Czechoslovakia. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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