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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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Let the sun shine in . . . all over again! See more »


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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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1.85 : 1
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Producer Lester Persky's production company CIP Filmproduktion GmbH bought the film rights to the stage production "Hair" in 1972 for a then quite sizable amount of approximately $1,050,000 from theatre producer Michael Butler who also acted as a producer on the filmed version. See more »


Moments after swimming in Central Park lake, Hud's afro is completely dry. See more »


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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References Metropolis (1927) See more »


Where Do I Go?
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by John Savage and chorus
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9 October 2004 | by (Somewhere in Berks) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film in the early 80's on cable. It was unique as a statement about the sixties, culture, war, music, race, and a bunch of things I'm certain I missed. However about a year ago it came back into my life as I started enjoying it with my son. He's a little young (9) for a lot of the themes in it, but he understands dancing hippies are fun to watch, and he gets the idea that end is ironic. While I can't think of other films in this genre, it does have a stand alone genius I love. It also does a unique justice to Central Park. Most musicals are lost on me, one way or another. "Tommy" was over the top and heavy handed in direction, "Oliver" seemed like crowd control on the silver screen, "The Wall" was so much abstract self important and indulgent dribble, but listening to "Failure of the Flesh" from Hair sounds right for our times today, as it did in the eighties, as it must have in the sixties...truly Timeless.

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