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The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

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Credited cast:
Richie Havens ...
Himself
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Herself
...
Themselves
Sha-Na-Na ...
Themselves (as Sha Na Na)
...
Himself
Country Joe and the Fish ...
Themselves
...
Himself
Crosby Stills & Nash ...
Themselves (as Crosby Stills and Nash)
Ten Years After ...
Themselves
...
Himself
Santana ...
Themselves
Sly and the Family Stone ...
Themselves (as Sly & the Family Stone)
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Canned Heat ...
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Jefferson Airplane ...
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An intimate look at the Woodstock Music & Art Festival held in Bethel, NY in 1969, from preparation through cleanup, with historic access to insiders, blistering concert footage, and portraits of the concertgoers; negative and positive aspects are shown, from drug use by performers to naked fans sliding in the mud, from the collapse of the fences by the unexpected hordes to the surreal arrival of National Guard helicopters with food and medical assistance for the impromptu city of 500,000. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

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woodstock | drug | hippie | the who | interview | See more »

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love, peace, music See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 March 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Woodstock: 25th Anniversary Edition  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$13,300,000 (USA)
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Runtime:

| (1970) | (1994) | (director's cut) | (director's cut) | (DVD edition)

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(re-release)| (RCA Sound System)| (70 mm prints)| (original release)

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2.20 : 1
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Trivia

Santana was supposed to go on later on the evening of day two but due to all the delays the band was forced to go on much earlier. However, Carlos Santana had taken a dose of mescaline and was still peaking when the band was performing. As a result, he imagined that the neck of his guitar had become a snake and was moving. Fortunately, he still was able to perform and the band's star making performance went off without a hitch. See more »

Quotes

Country Joe McDonald: Gimme an F!
Crowd: F!
Country Joe McDonald: Gimme a U!
Crowd: U!
Country Joe McDonald: Gimme a C!
Crowd: C!
Country Joe McDonald: Gimme a K!
Crowd: K!
Country Joe McDonald: What's that spell?
Crowd: FUCK!
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Crazy Credits

After the closing credits of the Director's Cut, Crosby, Stills and Nash are heard singing "Cost of Freedom". The visuals are of a still shot of the crowd of Woodstock, fading into a long list of names of various people, including performers who were at Woodstock, who have since died. The list of names ends with the following: Peace Music Ecology Liberty Community Democracy Alternatives Knowledge Altruism This is then followed by: Woodstock Generation 19**-20** R.I.P. it up Tear it up have a Ball See more »

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Referenced in Charmed: A Paige from the Past (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Woodstock
(Studio Recording)
Written by Joni Mitchell
Performed by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
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The Youth of the World
1 January 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I just got done watching the DVD version of Woodstock last night. At 25, I didn't realize it until then, that these were just kids! Woodstock may have been about music, it may have been about peace, but what the documentary truly captured on film was the Youth of American trying to make things right in a time when there was wrong. A garden of eden filled with innocence and joy. The only sorrow one knows when watching Woodstock is the fear of 1969 and the knowledge that many of the idols found in that year are not with us today. Still, man, what a time and I only wish I could have been there, among the innocent in the garden. Too bad I was born in 1978


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