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Hair (1979)

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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Fern Tailer ...
Sheila's Mother
Charles Denny ...
Sheila's Father
Herman Meckler ...
Sheila's Uncle
Agness Breen ...
Sheila's Aunt
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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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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$15,284,463
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First Dolby Stereo film dubbed in a language other than English when released in Germany. See more »

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While Steve and Sheila are driving to the school on their own, Sheila's hair is straight. After Berger "joins" them, it is curly. See more »

Quotes

'Aquarius' soloist: [In song] When the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars, then peace will guide the planet and love will steer the stars. This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.
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Referenced in Tromeo and Juliet (1996) See more »

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Timeless
9 October 2004 | by 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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