Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

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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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9 May 1979 (France)  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song "Frank Mills," which is performed in the musical by a character named Crissy, was filmed but eliminated from the movie during the editing. Crissy was played in the film by Suzette Charles who was eliminated from the film when the song was cut. Four years after the film's release, Charles would succeed Vanessa Williams when Williams was dethroned as Miss America in 1983. The old RCA two-record soundtrack for the film does not list who sang what in the film, but the souvenir program for the movie included a removable plastic extended play recording of selected songs from the film that does list the singers. Included on the E.P. is "Frank Mills" and Charles is credited as the vocalist. Also, as already noted here, Betty Buckley provided the voice for the young Vietnamese actress who sings "Walking in Space." Again, Buckley is not credited on the soundtrack album but is on the light plastic E.P. included in the program. 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

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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Referenced in The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

L.B.J./Initials
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by chorus
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Warning: Highly Addictive, You May even find yourself singing along!
20 November 2003 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

One night at home I had nothing to do, and I saw that Hair was on t.v. later. I was curious about it, I mean I had no idea what to expect. I had heard people make fun of it, and I had heard people praise it. So I had to watch, I had to have an opinion.

At the beginning of the film, I enjoyed The Age of Aquarius number, and was intrigued. However, when the number Hair came on, I didn't know how to react. I wanted to laugh at it and change the channel, I didn't want my siblings to make fun of me. Yet the song, though a little stupid, was also catchy. I kept watching. After I was finished watching the entire film, I had no idea what had just happened. I didn't know if I liked it or not, I did know that I wanted to see it again.

This is a strangely addicting film. I watched it three more times in the days following, and my final verdict is, I love it! I can't help it. It's just so fun! The fist time I watched it I was mocking it, but by the third time viewing it I was in anticipation over when the number Hair would come on so I could sing along. I especially loved the song, How Can People Be So Hard, it's a different pace from the majority of the film. What can I say, when it was over I was singing the songs in my head for weeks. I just have to buy it. I highly recommend this film to musical lovers (especially if you love musicals like The Who's Tommy). And although I know I would never be a hippie, this film makes me want to say "Heck with work, I'm going to grow out my hair so fleas can live in it!" Watch it, but beware, I think it just might do the same for you!!!


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