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Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)

“Only one animal kills just for the sport of it... Guess which...”

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Plot

Early- to mid-teens Teft, Cotton, Shecker, Goodenow and brothers Lally 1 and Lally 2 are cabin mates at Box Canyon Camp, a boys' camp in the southwest U.S. designed, as its motto says, to turn boys into cowboys. Each boy comes from a middle class or upper middle class family, but each has an issue with his home life which has led to socialization problems. Each has brought those issues to camp, where they are seen as being the misfits, even among the camp administrators. They bond because of their misfit status despite their being a disparate group. One day, their cabin counselor, Wheaties, with who they also have an antagonistic relationship, takes them to a buffalo preserve. In actuality, it is a place where so-called hunters shoot the captive buffalo who really have no chance against the hunters in their captive state. Wheaties compares the boys to the buffalo: dumb animals that only take up space on the planet. As such, the boys vow to go back to the preserve to free the buffalo. Without a real plan, the boys go on their multi-day trek back to the preserve, often questioning what they are doing along the way. In wanting to free the buffalo, they are in a sense freeing themselves. Can they accomplish their task?

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Bless the Beasts & Children is a comedy movie featuring Bill Mumy and directed by Stanley Kramer.

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