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Hair -- The song that celebrates the Caucasian-American male body.
Hair -- The musical number in which Claude meets Sheila and the tribe.
Hair -- The uplifting song that provides hope for the future.
Hair -- The song that celebrates the African-American male body.
Hair -- Woof and Berger provoke Sheila by listing a series of sexual terms.

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Director:
Writers:
Gerome Ragni (musical book) and
James Rado (musical book) ...
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Release Date:
9 May 1979 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Let the sun shine in! [USA theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A classic musical! See more (144 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Savage ... Claude Hooper Bukowski

Treat Williams ... George Berger

Beverly D'Angelo ... Sheila Franklin

Annie Golden ... Jeannie Ryan
Dorsey Wright ... Lafayette aka Hud
Don Dacus ... Woof
Cheryl Barnes ... Hud's Fiancee
Richard Bright ... Fenton
Nicholas Ray ... The General

Charlotte Rae ... Lady in Pink
Miles Chapin ... Steve Wright
Fern Tailer ... Sheila's Mother
Charles Denny ... Sheila's Father
Herman Meckler ... Sheila's Uncle
Agness Breen ... Sheila's Aunt
Antonia Rey ... Mrs. Berger, George's Mother
George J. Manos ... Mr. Berger, George's Father (as George Manos)
Linda Surh ... Vietnamese Girl
Jane Booke ... Debutante #1
Suzanna Love ... Debutante #2 (as Suki Love)
Joe Acord ... Claude's Father

Michael Jeter ... Sheldon
Janet York ... Prison Psychiatrist
Rahsaan Curry ... Lafayette Jr.
Harry Gittleson ... The Judge
Donald Alsdurf ... MP
Steve Massicotte ... Barracks Officer
Mario Nelson ... Barracks Officer

Renn Woods ... 'Aquarius' soloist (as Ren Woods)
Toney Watkins ... Colored Spade / Ain't Got No
Carl Hall ... Colored Spade
Howard Porter ... Colored Spade

Nell Carter ... Ain't Got No / White Boys
Kurt Yaghjian ... Ain't Got No (as Kurt Yahjian)
Laurie Beechman ... Black Boys
Debi Dye ... Black Boys

Ellen Foley ... Black Boys
Johnny Maestro ... Black Boys (as John Maestro)
Fred Ferrara ... Black Boys
Jim Rosica ... Black Boys
Vincent Carella ... Black Boys

Charlayne Woodard ... White Boys (as Charlaine Woodward)
Trudy Perkins ... White Boys
Chuck Patterson ... White Boys
H. Douglas Berring ... White Boys
Russell Costen ... White Boys
Kenny Brawner ... White Boys
Lee Wells ... White Boys
Leata Galloway ... Electric Blues
Cyrena Lomba ... Electric Blues
Ron Young ... Old Fashioned Melody
John DeRobertas ... Flesh Failures

Grand L. Bush ... Flesh Failures (as Grand Bush)

Melba Moore ... '3-5-0-0' Soloist
Ronnie Dyson ... '3-5-0-0' Soloist
Rose Marie Wright ... Dancer
Tom Rawe ... Dancer
Jennifer Way ... Dancer
Shelley Washington ... Dancer
Christine Uchida ... Dancer
Raymond Kurshals ... Dancer
Richard Colton ... Dancer

Anthony Ferro ... Dancer
Sara Rudner ... Dancer
Pat Benoye ... Dancer
Cameron Burke ... Dancer
Richard Caceres ... Dancer
Tony Constantine ... Dancer
Ron Dunham ... Dancer
Leonard Feiner ... Dancer
Ken Gildin ... Dancer
Kate Glasner ... Dancer
Christian Holder ... Dancer
Chris Komar ... Dancer
Nancy Lefkowith ... Dancer
Joseph Lennon ... Dancer
Robert Levithan ... Dancer
France Mayotte ... Dancer
Héctor Mercado ... Dancer
Sharon Miripolsky ... Dancer
Marta Renzi ... Dancer
Donna Ritchie ... Dancer
Ellen Saltonstall ... Dancer
Radha Sukhu ... Dancer

Byron Utley ... Dancer
Earlise Vails ... Dancer
Ronald Weeks ... Dancer
Kimmary Williams ... Dancer
Deborah Zalkind ... Dancer
Johanna Baer ... Dancer
Carolyn Brown ... Dancer
Colleen O'Callaghan ... Dancer
Susan Clark ... Dancer
Jennifer Douglas ... Dancer
Karen Mays ... Dancer
Megan Murphy ... Dancer
Vicki Lynn Powell ... Dancer
Anna Spelman ... Dancer
Lauralee Stapfer ... Dancer
Deborah Wagman ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Audrey Arnold ... Flowerchild (uncredited)
Amy Hartman ... Dancer (uncredited)
Adrienne King ... Dancer (uncredited)
Warren Kliewer ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sunny Leigh ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sharmagne Leland-St. John ... Party Guest / Lady in White (uncredited)

Peter Maloney ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Esther Oldham-Farfan ... Dancer (uncredited)

Patrick Reynolds ... Dancer (uncredited)
Laird Stuart ... Field Officer (uncredited)

Frank Kahlil Wheaton ... ABC Cameraman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Milos Forman 
 
Writing credits
Gerome Ragni (musical book) and
James Rado (musical book)

Michael Weller (writer)

Produced by
Michael Butler .... producer
Robert Greenhut .... associate producer
Lester Persky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Galt MacDermot (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Richard C. Kratina (co-director of photography) (as Richard Kratina)
Miroslav Ondrícek (director of photography)
Jean Talvin (co-director of photography) (as Gene Talvin)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
Lynzee Klingman (supervising film editor)
Stanley Warnow 
 
Casting by
Howard Feuer 
Jeremy Ritzer 
 
Production Design by
Stuart Wurtzel 
 
Set Decoration by
George DeTitta Sr.  (as George DeTitta)
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Max Henriquez .... makeup artist
Bob Mills .... makeup artist: California unit (as Robert Mills)
Joe Tubens .... hair stylist
Vivienne Walker .... hair stylist: California
 
Production Management
Robert Greenhut .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Hausman .... first assistant director
Joseph Ray .... second assistant director (as Joe Ray)
Joel Tuber .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... propmaster (as Joseph Caracciolo)
Jon Linder .... scenic artist (as John Linder)
Harold Michelson .... art director: California
Pat O'Connor .... propmaster: California
John J. Rutchland Jr. .... construction coordinator: California (as John Rutchland)
Edward Swanson .... chief carpenter
Jerry Wunderlich .... set decorator: California (as Gerald Wunderlich)
 
Sound Department
Milton C. Burrow .... supervising sound editor
Gordon Davidson .... sound editor
Don Digirolamo .... dolby consultant
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Newman .... production sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Edward L. Sandlin .... sound editor
William A. Sawyer .... sound editor (as William Sawyer)
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Al Griswold .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerald Cotts .... director cameraman: second unit
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera (as Vincent Gerardo)
George Holmes .... gaffer: California
Jan Kiesser .... camera operator: California
Gerald A. King .... grip: California (as Jerry King)
Edward Knott .... key grip
Richard Pearce .... additional photographer
Tom Priestley Jr. .... camera operator (as Thomas Priestley)
Richard Quinlan .... gaffer
Ricki-Ellen Brooke .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
George A. Clark .... grip (uncredited)
Sal Martorano .... electrician (uncredited)
Tony Rivetti .... first assistant camera: "b"camera, steadicam (uncredited)
David J. Schweitzer .... camera department intern (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Silvio Scarano .... wardrobe: California (as Sylvio Scarano)
Elisabeth Seley .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Neil Burrow .... assistant editor
John Davis .... assistant editor
Lois Freeman .... assistant film editor
Michael Jablow .... associate editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... assistant editor (as Neil Kaufman)
Ann Stein .... assistant editor (as Anne Stein)
Karen Wanderman .... assistant editor
Clayton Collins .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Norman Hollyn .... assistant music editor
Chuck Irwin .... music recording engineer
Galt MacDermot .... conductor
Galt MacDermot .... music arranger
Tom Pierson .... conductor: vocals (as Thomas Pierson)
Tom Pierson .... music arranger: vocals (as Thomas Pierson)
John Strauss .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
James Fanning .... transportation captain
James E. Foote .... transportation captain: California (as James Foote)
 
Other crew
Michael Butler .... producer: original Broadway stage production
Carol Clemente .... production assistant
Ronald Colby .... location manager: California
Martin Danzig .... location manager
David Dreyfuss .... production assistant
Tom Fritz .... production assistant
Anne Gyory .... assistant to director
Lois Kramer Hartwick .... production office coordinator (as Lois Kramer)
Shawn Hausman .... production assistant
Nancy Hopton .... script supervisor (as Nancy Tonery)
Gary Jones .... assistant: Miss Roth
Larry Kaplan .... unit publicist
Lillian O. MacNeill .... script supervisor: California (as Lillian MacNeil)
Kathleen McGill .... production accountant: Lloyd Zeiderman & Associates
Steve Montgomery .... production assistant
Jennifer Ogden .... production assistant
Albert Ostermaier .... equestrian trainer: dance sequence
Barbara Pettick .... production assistant
Michael Peyser .... production assistant
Larry Reehling .... puppet creator
Ken Rinker .... assistant choreographer (as Kenneth Rinker)
Barry Strugatz .... production assistant
Twyla Tharp .... choreographer
Jim Gerwig .... caterer (uncredited)
Sharmagne Leland-St. John .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Thanks
George Berklacy .... acknowledgment
Gordon J. Davis .... acknowledgment
Jack Fish .... acknowledgment
Paul Glanzman .... acknowledgment (as Lt. Paul Glanzman)
Ed Koch .... acknowledgment (as Mayor Ed Koch)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
121 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
First Dolby Stereo film dubbed in a language other than English when released in Germany.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The fold in the money Bukowski holds in court changes orientation and is also folded more neatly between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Sheila:[after receiving Claude's letter] So, I was thinking of writing him. What should I say?
Jeannie:Oh! I wanna say something! I wanna say... um... tell him I said... um... Jeannie says 'Hi!'
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Soundtrack:
DonnaSee more »

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47 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
A classic musical!, 10 November 2004
Author: stalzz64 from United States

Now more than ever we need Peace & Love in this world!

This film really showcases the wonderful music of the Broadway show, and the fabulous Choreography of the legendary Twila Tharp! I saw it again after many years, and it still holds up well.

Thank you, MGM/UA for putting this on DVD! I love the option of seeing in Widescreen. MGM rocks for doing this on many of their DVD releases.

Ya gotta love Treat Williams as Berger and John Savage as Claude. They couldn't have picked better actors & actresses for this film! Beverly D'Angelo is such a 'hot mama' in this film--I had forgotten just how hot! WOW!

The supporting cast is absolutely great,

with the late great Nell Carter making a singing cameo in a couple of scenes, as well as the kooky Charlotte Ray (Mrs. Garrett on 'Facts Of Life')

The story gets a little weak toward the end, but the anti-war sentiment of the late 60's still holds up, and is relevant today.

It's beautifully filmed (quite a bit on location) and is so colorful and lovely and really brings the spirit of 1968 back on the big screen.

I saw this movie when it was released in 1979 when I was 15, and was moved by it then, and it still moves me now at 40. Some other reviews on here say they think it should have been made sooner--I don't think Hollywood was ready to make such a movie back in the late 60's-early 70's.

The Vietnam War ended in 1975, and the whole thing hit a little too close to home, I think for this story to be filmed before it was (like in 1969, 70, 71)

Bravo to Director Milos Foreman! I love this film!!!!!!!

It's nice to see it again, this time on DVD. It never looked better!

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