It was after the 1968 Democratic convention and there was a casting call for a film with several roles for the kind of young people who had disrupted the convention. Two recent graduates of Catholic University in Washington DC, went to the audition in New York for Joe (1969). Chris Sarandon, who had studied to be an actor, was passed over. His wife Susan got a major role.
That role was as "Susan Compton", the daughter of ad executive "Bill Compton" (Dennis Patrick). In the movie, "Dad Bill" kills Susan's drug dealer boyfriend and next befriends "Joe" (Peter Boyle), a bigot who works on an assembly line and who collects guns.
In 1975, Sarandon made the film where fans of cult classics have come to know her as "Janet", who gets entangled with transvestite "Dr. ...» read full biography