Between the Lines (1977 film)

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Between the Lines
Between the Lines film.jpg
Film Poster
Directed by Joan Micklin Silver
Produced by Raphael D. Silver
Written by Fred Barron
David M. Helpern Jr.
Starring John Heard
Lindsay Crouse
Jeff Goldblum
Bruno Kirby
Marilu Henner
Richard Cox
Michael J. Pollard
Raymond J. Barry
Music by Michael Kamen
Steve Van Zandt
Cinematography Kenneth Van Sickle
Edited by John Carter
Distributed by Midwest Films
Vestron Video
Release date
April 27, 1977 (1977-04-27)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Between the Lines is a 1977 film from Midwest Films directed by Joan Micklin Silver and produced by her husband Raphael D. Silver. The film won two out of the three awards it was nominated for at the 27th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


The story revolves around a group of people who work at The Back Bay Mainline, an alternative newspaper in Boston.[2]


Actor Role
John Heard Harry Lucas
Lindsay Crouse Abbie
Jeff Goldblum Max Arloft
Stephen Collins Michael
Bruno Kirby David Entwhistle
Michael J. Pollard The Hawker
Marilu Henner Danielle


Fred Barron, who had written for both The Phoenix and The Real Paper, used his alternative newspaper experiences as the basis for his Between the Lines screenplay. The director Silver once had worked for The Village Voice.[3]

The success of the film led to a short-lived TV sitcom, also titled Between the Lines.


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