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Hair (1979)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  9 May 1979 (France)
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Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

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This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Let the sun shine in! [USA theatrical] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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9 May 1979 (France)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 14,844,024 (Sweden)
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Trivia

During the closing number, entitled 'The Flesh Failures', when Berger sings the third verse, background singers can be heard singing lines from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The words come from Romeo's death scene before drinking the poison. Phrases such as 'Eyes, Look your Last, Arms take your last embrace' and 'The lips, oh you the doors, of breath, sealed with a righteous kiss' are all from Romeo's final monologue. This is then followed by 'Hamlet''s last line, "The rest is silence." See more »

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Toward the end of "Easy To Be Hard" the UPS delivery truck on the corner disappears and reappears. See more »

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Chorus: [singing] Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair, shining gleaming steaming flaxen waxen. Give me it down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer, here, baby, there, mamma, everywhere, daddy daddy hair! Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair!
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Referenced in Prince of the City: The Real Story (2007) See more »

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Donna
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by Treat Williams with Annie Golden, Don Dacus and Dorsey Wright
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One of the greatest musicals! Amazing.
12 August 2005 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

When I was younger I saw the end of HAIR on TV. I just watched the last 5 minutes of the film. And I was really impressed by it. I got goose pimples and I said to myself that I HAD to watch this film.

And I did, and I've to say: This film is amazing. The songs are great, the actors are very good and the message... The message of this film is one of the most important ones: "Make love, no war". This film is a real masterpiece. Meanwhile it's my favourite film.

The last song is one of the saddest and happiest I ever listened to. I nearly could feel myself joining the crowd. All I've got to say: "LET THE SUN SHINE, LET THE SUN SHINE IN"


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