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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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Hair  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 14,844,024 (Sweden)
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1.85 : 1
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George Lucas was offered the chance to direct this movie in the early 1970s, but turned it down because he was developing American Graffiti (1973). See more »

Goofs

During Claude's bus trip at the start of the film, he passes a field of ripe orange pumpkins, indicating that the time of year is autumn. When he gets to New York, specifically after the party where George stops the car, yellow forsythia are in bloom indicating that the time of year is spring, and the trees are all green instead of autumn colors. See more »

Quotes

Steve: We'll have it
[the money]
Steve: for you at four o'clock.
Berger: See, that's just what my other problem is, man.
Steve: What?
Berger: You're full of shit.
[Sheila laughs]
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Soundtracks

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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