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The Love-Ins (1967)

 -  Drama  -  26 July 1967 (USA)
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A college professor resigns in protest to the dismissal of student underground newspaper workers and later joins their "hippie movement" and becomes their "Messiah."

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Dr. Jonathan Barnett
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Larry Osborne
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Patricia Cross
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Elliott
Carol Booth ...
Harriet Henning
Marc Cavell ...
Mario
Janee Michelle ...
Lamelle
Ronnie Eckstine ...
Bobby
Michael Evans ...
Rev. Spencer
Hortense Petra ...
Mrs. Sacaccio
Jimmy Lloyd ...
Mr. Henning
Mario Roccuzzo ...
Hippie on LSD
Joe Pyne ...
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Donnie Brooks ...
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The Chocolate Watchband ...
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It's the 60s and every "love child" is in search of a guru to follow and lead them to enlightenment! A group of young hippies follows a much older man and soon he turns himself into their "guru" leading them astray and having his way with the young women in his "flock". Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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THE HIPPIES AND DIGGERS ARE HERE! WITH THE WAY-OUT EXCITEMENT THAT'S TURNING-ON AMERICA TODAY!... See more »

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Loucos Sonhos Dourados  »

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Dr. Jonathan Barnett: LSD opens up new vistas and experiences to those who take it. And I believe that every healthy person should try it!
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Dragnet meets Timothy Leary
5 January 2008 | by (Palm Bay, FL) – See all my reviews

If Jack Webb were to write/direct an "expose" of Timothy Leary and the LSD/Hippie movement, what would it look like? The 1967 film 'The Love Ins' doesn't share any of the same credited writers or directors with the 1950s and 60s TV series Dragnet.

Still, the one dimensional, stereotypical characters: hypocritical, "square" parents clashing with reckless, self-absorbed young adults, intolerant jocks, a greedy promoter and a cult leader with a messiah complex combined with the "it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt" plot line (and subplots), will have you flashing back to the classic TV series.

That said, this film does have some historic, and even artistic, value as it retells the age old tale of an idealistic movement falling prey to pride and corruption.


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