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California Dreaming (1979)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  April 1979 (USA)
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Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State.

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Corky
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Duke Slusarski
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Fay
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T.T.
John Calvin ...
Rick
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Jordy Banks
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Stephanie
Alice Playten ...
Corrine
Ned Wynn ...
Earl Fescue
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Mike (as Jimmy Van Patten)
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Marsha
Johnny Fain ...
Tenner (as John Fain)
Tom McFadden ...
Dan
Tom Rosqui ...
George Booke
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Ruben
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Young T.T. comes from Chicago to spend the summer in California. He slowly becomes "California-ized," while learning about love and life in the Golden State. Written by Alan Cantu <uncleal@softcom.net>

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A state somewhere between fantasy and reality.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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April 1979 (USA)  »

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Aventures en Californie  »

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As Earl is driving through town, one of the ads on the side of his car is for the "Old Custom House", an actual restaurant in Avila Beach. See more »

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Near the end of the film, items on the windowsill replace themselves after T.T. knocks them off/over with the volleyball. See more »

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California Dreaming
Performed by America
Music & Lyrics John Phillips and Michelle Phillips
Produced by Gerry Beckley (as Jerry Beckley) and Lee Bunnell
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Altering soundtracks is a heinous crime against movie lovers!
21 October 2003 | by (Knoxville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

I thought I was dreaming, "California Dreaming" that is, when I stumbled across this movie on cable early this morning. But the dream soon turned into a recurring nightmare. The movie itself was as good as I remembered it, but what happened to the outstanding version of The Mamas & The Papas song California Dreamin' performed by the 1970s band America.

I have considerable history with this movie. I saw it for the first time on cable in the early '80s. I thought it was a very enjoyable movie but it was the version of the song California Dreamin' that hooked me. I recollect putting a lot of time into trying to find the soundtrack. Alas, my efforts were futile.

A decade or so later I saw part of the movie again on cable. I was stoked about getting to hear this song again. I cranked up the volume and prepared to groove, but the song never appeared. I could not remember at what point in the movie this song played. I missed the first few minutes of the movie so I figured it must have been in the opening credits. This rekindled my desire to find the soundtrack. I searched for weeks, again to no avail.

Fast forward to this morning. I watched the movie end to end. But where was this damn song that has eluded me for decades? I began to wonder if I had imagined this song or maybe it was in a different movie.

The IMDb came to my rescue. After reading the user comments about this movie I thankfully realized I was not crazy. The soundtrack was apparently altered. I searched the Internet for the soundtrack but after all these years I still can't find it. I did, however, find the song. It is on the CD, America - The Complete Greatest Hits available on Amazon.com.

Closure at long last. Thank you IMDb and Amazon.com!!!


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