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52 Ratings

The Sterile Cuckoo

Directed by Alan J. Pakula
United States, 1969
Drama, Romance, Comedy


Pookie Adams goes off to college with hopes of fulfilling her romantic fantasies. During the bus trip, she meets the man she thinks will fulfill her dreams. The unsuspecting gentleman soon sees Pookie as the lonely, vulnerable, and loveable person she really is…

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The Sterile Cuckoo Directed by Alan J. Pakula

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1970 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1970 | Winner: Best Actress

BAFTA Awards

1971 | Nominee: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

Golden Globes (USA)

1970 | Nominee: Best Actress - Drama

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