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Up the Sandbox1972

Up the Sandbox (1972)




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After learning that she has become pregnant with her third child, a woman agonizes over how to share the news with her neglectful husband in this drama. Her consideration of the problem leads her to indulge in a series of odd fantasies, which make up much of the film.

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Barbra Streisand
as Margaret Reynolds
David Selby
as Paul Reynolds
Ariane Heller
as Elizabeth Reynolds
Jane Hoffman
as Mrs. Koerner
John C. Becher
as Mr. Yussim
Jacobo Morales
as Fidel Castro
Paul Benedict
as Dr. Beineke
Sully Boyar
as Fat Man
George Irving
as Dr. Keglin
Pitt Herbert
as Uncle Dave
Janet Brandt
as Aunt Ida
Pearl Shear
as Aunt Till
Norman Fields
as Reporter
Vassili Lambrinos
as Jack Lawford
Marina Durell
as Dr. Lopez
Barbara Rhoades
as Dr. Boden
Carol White
as Miss Spittlemeister
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
as Black Captain
Juan DeCarlos
as Blackman
Paul Dooley
as Statue of Liberty Guard
Conrad Bain
as Dr. Gordon
Jane Betts
as Woman Doctor
Anne Ramsey
as Battleaxe
Margo Winkler
as Hospital Clerk
Cryn Matchinga
as Woman Patient
John Dennis
as Officer
Norman Field
as Reporter
Efrain Lopez Neris
as Castro's Aide
Jane House
as Mrs. Keglin
Lois Smith
as Elinore
George S. Irving
as Dr. Keglin
Steven Britt
as Elinore's Boy
Stockard Channing
as Judy Stanley
Rita Karin
as Mrs. Grossbard
Marilyn Coleman
as Rose White
Dee Timberlake
as Black Girl
Juan Canos
as Anti-Cuban
Kevin Bersell
as Kid on Bike
Sully Boyer
as Fat Man
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Critic Reviews for Up the Sandbox

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

[Streisand] does not give us a liberated woman, or even a woman working in some organized way toward liberation. Instead, she gives us a woman who feels free to be herself, no matter what anyone thinks.

October 23, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A Babs boo-boo.

May 29, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Up the Sandbox is a lesser movie than most of the pictures Barbra Streisand has made. But it is a greater personal triumph.

November 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Up the Sandbox

Odd almost stream of conciousness feminist drama, quite a 70's feeling. Barbra, who looks sensational, gives a serious unaffected performance and provides a strong center to this rather scattershot affair.

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