|aUnstuck in time (main titles) -- Behind enemy lines -- Time tripping -- Shock therapy -- Sink or swim -- Out of this world -- Electing a leader -- Beautiful city -- Schlachthof 5 -- Emergency entrance -- Either us or them -- Aftermath -- Alien abduction -- End of the world -- Time to mate -- Collection of moments -- Live again -- End titles.
|aScreenplay by Stephen Geller ; produced by Paul Monash ; directed by George Roy Hill ; director of photography, Miroslav Ondricek ; film editor, Dede Allen ; music, Glenn Gould ; production design by Henry Bumstead.
|aMichael Sacks (Billy Pilgrim), Ron Leibman (Paul Lazzaro), Eugene Roche (Derby), Sharon Gans (Valencia), Valerie Perrine (Montana Wildhack), Holly Near (Barbara), Perry King (Robert), Kevin Conway (Weary), Friedrich Ledebur (German leader), Nick Belle (Young German guard), Sorrell Booke (Lionel Merble), Roberts Blossom (Wild Bob Cody), John Dehner (Rumfoord), Gary Waynesmith (Stanley), Richard Schaal (Campbell), Gilmer McCormick (Lily), Stan Gottlieb (Hobo), Karl Otto Alberty (German guard, Group two).
|aBilly Pilgrim has become unstuck in time. An otherwise typical soldier in WWII, without warning, he jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. Sometimes he is an ophthalmologist at home in suburbia; deep in World War II Europe, surviving the Allied bombing of Dresden; on the planet Tralfamadore, being held captive by aliens in an intergalactic zoo--accompanied by a porn star. In the end, he learns that the many tragic and sometimes funny ironies of life--the randomness of tragedy, the cruelty and senselessness of war, and man's complete lack of control over his fate--remain constant.
|aMPAA rating: Rated R.
|aDVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0 mono; anamorphic widescreen, presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1.
|aClosed captioned ; French or Spanish subtitles.
|aWinner, George Roy Hill, of the Jury Prize at the 1972 Festival International du Film de Cannes.