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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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Release Date:

9 May 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Kosa  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 14,844,024 (Sweden)

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Actor Curtis Armstrong auditioned for a role in the film but did not appear in a cinema movie until Risky Business (1983) about four years later. See more »


When Berger first puts on the military uniform the right collar point is sticking up. Then, in two short cuts, it goes into place and back again to the "saluting" position. See more »


Berger: Where you from?
Claude Bukowski: Oklahoma.
Jeannie: listen man I know what how it feels, I used to come from Kansas myself.
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Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
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My Number One Cult-Movie
22 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The antiwar musical "Hair" is my number one cult-movie. I do not know how many time I have seen this film in the movie-theaters and on VHS, or how many times I have listened the CD with the stunning soundtrack, and now, this masterpiece has been finally released on DVD in Brazil.

The pacifist and touching story is still amazing, a hymn of freedom, friendship and liberty of choices, and pictures the resistance of a generation against the stupidity of war. I do not know what happened to this wonderful generation of the counterculture of the 70's and their dreams, since the present world is probably worse than in the 70's. I do not recall who won the Oscar in 1979, but Treat Williams and John Savage deserved at least a nomination for their awesome performances. Beverly D'Angelo is extremely gorgeous in the role of a hypocrite spoiled upper-class teenager. I have seen "Hair" probably more than twelve times, and my eyes always get wet while Berger walks to the airplane singing "That's me, that's me, that's me", and I start crying with his gravestone in the cemetery. I believe this is one of the most beautiful, sad and touching conclusions of the cinema history. My wife, my daughter and my son also love this film; therefore I can guarantee that "Hair" is timeless and recommended for any audience. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Hair"

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