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Hair (1979)

PG  |   |  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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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 14,844,024 (Sweden)
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Debut cinema movie produced screenplay written by screenwriter Michael Weller. See more »

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The seasons in central park are constantly shifting between spring, summer and fall, sometimes within the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Berger: What do you say, Pop?
Mrs. Berger, George's Mother: What do you say what?
Mr. Berger, George's Father: If you need money, get a job.
Mrs. Berger, George's Mother: Money? You're talking about money? What you need money for?
Berger: Nothin', Ma, I just need it.
Mrs. Berger, George's Mother: Who is she?
Berger: Who is who?
Mrs. Berger, George's Mother: The girl. Who is the girl?
Berger: What are you talkin' about? There's no girl.
Mrs. Berger, George's Mother: Who is the girl? You can tell us everything, we understand everything! Tell us the truth!
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I'm Black
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Treat Williams' and chorus
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"You know I'm hung up on you."
23 October 2003 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Yes, HAIR came out in the late 70's. But please don't call it a "disco-era" musical; there isn't a single thing in it that would suggest any detraction from its 1968 period. Judge it on its own merit; too often, a movie is compared to its stage roots and is inevitably crucified. As it is, the film plays out like one long, fantasy trip (whether that trip is substance-enhanced or not is your call)- starting with the "Aquarius" sequence and continuing on to the marvelous set pieces for "Manchester England," "Ain't Got No," "I Got Life," and best of all, the "Electric Blues"/"Hare Krishna" fantasy which shows lovers John Savage and Beverly D'Angelo literally flying through their own wedding ceremony. (BTW, the woman singing "Aquarius" in the film's opening is not Melba Moore, but Ren Woods- a wonderful singer-actress seen a lot on TV in the 70's, and star of the Los Angeles production of "The Wiz.") The opening Twyla Tharp corps-de-ballet shot right on the Central Park grounds- with Woods' solo in a dizzying 360 camera pan- is an awesome start to a rock-infested musical. Ms. Moore (who performed in the original Broadway HAIR) appears later in the film singing "3-5-0-0" with Ronnie Dyson in the war protest scene shot in Washington, DC. And there are moments- like the "Walking In Space" basic training sequence or the simple close-up on Cheryl Barnes's torch solo "Easy To Be Hard-" which are just plain astonishing.


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