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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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The "Star Wars" of movie musicals! [Australia 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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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 14,844,024 (Sweden)
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1.85 : 1
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Director Milos Forman originally wanted Brad Dourif for the role of Claude. 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 »

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Timeless
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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