1975 in film

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The year 1975 in film involved some significant events, with Steven Spielberg's thriller Jaws topping the box office.

Events[edit]

Top grossing films (U.S.)[edit]

Rank Title Studio Actors Gross
1. Jaws Universal Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss $260,000,000[1]
2. The Rocky Horror Picture Show* 20th Century Fox Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon $139,876,417[2]
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest United Artists Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif $108,981,275[3]
4. Dog Day Afternoon Warner Bros. Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning $50,000,000[4]
5. Shampoo Columbia Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden $49,407,734[5]
6. The Return of the Pink Panther United Artists Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer $41,833,347[6]
7. Three Days of the Condor Paramount Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson $41,509,797[7]
8. Funny Lady Columbia Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif $40,055,897[8]
9. The Apple Dumpling Gang Walt Disney Pictures Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Tim Conway $36,853,000[9]
10. Aloha, Bobby and Rose Columbia Paul Le Mat, Dianne Hull, Robert Carradine $35,000,000[10]
11. The Other Side of the Mountain Universal Marilyn Hassett, Beau Bridges, Dabney Coleman $34,673,100[11]
12. Tommy Columbia Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Jack Nicholson $34,251,525[12]
13. The Adventures of the Wilderness Family Pacific International Enterprises Robert Logan, Susan Damante-Shaw, George Buck Flower $31,223,000[13]
14. Rollerball United Artists James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams $30,000,000[14]
15. The Hindenburg Universal George C. Scott, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton $27,945,225[15]
16. Lucky Lady 20th Century Fox Gene Hackman, Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds $24,441,725[16]
17. Let's Do It Again Warner Bros. Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Jimmie Walker $23,600,000[17]
18. The Man Who Would Be King Allied Artists Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer $22,000,000[17]
19. Hustle Paramount Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield, Eileen Brennan $20,780,000[18]
20. The Great Waldo Pepper Universal Robert Redford, Margot Kidder, Bo Svenson $20,642,922[19]
21. Love and Death United Artists Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, James Tolkan $20,123,742[20]
22. Barry Lyndon Warner Bros. Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee $20,000,000[21]
23. The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother 20th Century Fox Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman $20,000,000[22]
24. Escape to Witch Mountain Walt Disney Pictures Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence $20,000,000[23]
25. Rooster Cogburn Universal John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn $17,594,566[24]
26. Supervixens RM Films International Charles Napier, Uschi Digard $17,000,000[25]
27. W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings 20th Century Fox Burt Reynolds, Conny Van Dyke, Ned Beatty $17,000,000[26]
28. Breakout Columbia Robert Duvall, Charles Bronson $16,000,000[27]
29. The Eiger Sanction Universal Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy $14,200,000[28]
30. French Connection II 20th Century Fox Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey $12,484,444[29]
31. Race with the Devil 20th Century Fox Peter Fonda, Warren Oates $12,000,000[30]
32. Bite the Bullet Columbia Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen $11,000,000[31]
33. Walking Tall Part 2 American International Pictures Bo Svenson, Luke Askew $11,000,000[32]
34. Nashville Paramount Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, Karen Black, Michael Murphy $9,984,123[33]

(*) After theatrical re-issue(s)

Awards[edit]

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Chronicle of the Years of Fire (Chronique des années de braise), directed by Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, Algeria

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Adoption (Örökbefogadás), directed by Márta Mészáros, Hungary

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization 33rd Golden Globe Awards
January 24, 1976
29th BAFTA Awards
February 29, 1976
48th Academy Awards
March 29, 1976
Musical or Comedy Drama
Best Film The Sunshine Boys One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Director Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Stanley Kubrick
Barry Lyndon
Miloš Forman
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actor Walter Matthau
The Sunshine Boys
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Al Pacino
Dog Day Afternoon /
The Godfather: Part II
Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Actress Ann-Margret
Tommy
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Ellen Burstyn
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Louise Fletcher
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Best Supporting Actor Richard Benjamin
The Sunshine Boys
Fred Astaire
The Towering Inferno
George Burns
The Sunshine Boys
Best Supporting Actress Brenda Vaccaro
Jacqueline Susann
Diane Ladd
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Lee Grant
Shampoo
Best Screenplay, Adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Robert Getchell
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman
Best Screenplay, Original Dog Day Afternoon
Frank Pierson

Notable films released in 1975[edit]

U.S.A. unless stated

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Births[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

Film debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaws, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dog Day Afternoon, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shampoo, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Return of the Pink Panther, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Three Days of the Condor, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Funny Lady, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Apple Dumpling Gang, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Aloha, Bobby and Rose, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "The Other Side of the Mountain, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Tommy, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Adventures of the Wilderness Family, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Rollerball, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  15. ^ "The Hindenburg, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Lucky Lady, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ a b Top 20 Films of 1975 by Domestic Revenue. Box Office Report via Internet Archive. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  18. ^ Alain Silver and James Ursini, Whatever Happened to Robert Aldrich?, Limelight, 1995 p 39.
  19. ^ "The Great Waldo Pepper, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Love and Death, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Barry Lyndon, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  22. ^ "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  23. ^ Box Office Information for Escape to Witch Mountain. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  24. ^ Box Office Information for Rooster Cognurn. Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
  25. ^ "Supervixens, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  26. ^ "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Breakout, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  28. ^ "The Eiger Sanction, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  29. ^ "French Connection II, Worldwide Box Office". Worldwide Box Office. Retrieved January 22, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Race with the Devil, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Bite the Bullet, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2012. 
  32. ^ FILM VIEW: Why 'Smokey And the Bandit' Is Making A Killing FILM VIEW 'Smokey and the Bandit' Canby, Vincent. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 18 Dec 1977: 109.
  33. ^ "Nashville, Box Office Information". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 22, 2012.