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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:
Incredible See more (145 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)
Rhoda Robinson ... ABT Ballerina (uncredited)
Laird Stuart ... Field Officer (uncredited)

Frank Kahlil Wheaton ... ABC Cameraman (uncredited)

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)
Tom Volpe .... dolly grip (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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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: During "Easy To Be Hard" a redheaded woman disappears and reappears on a park bench.See more »
Quotes:
Sheila, Jeannie:[in song] Gliddy glup goopy, nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo. Sabba sibby sabba, nooby abba nabba le le lo lo. Tooby ooby walla, nooby abba nabba. Early morning singing song.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In)See more »

FAQ

What is' Hair' about?
To what does the dawning of the age of Aquarius refer?
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39 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Incredible, 3 January 2004
Author: theDIABEETUS from Massachusetts, USA

The first time I ever saw this movie was when I was four years old. I remember loving it and everything about it. 13 years later, I am now 17, and decided to watch it about a month ago because I am taking a 1960's class in school. I didn't really know what to expect, since it had been 13 years since I last saw it, but I was completely blown away by it. The actors were amazing, the music was so fun, and I now find myself singing along to every song. Treat Williams is great as Berger, the "leader" of the hippie group, who always gets what he wants, one way or another (except for at the very end, of course). John Savage is actually very convincing as Claude, the Oklahoma draftee who falls in love with Sheila (Beverly D'Angelo). D'Angelo is lovely as the prim and proper rich girl who eventually rebels against her upbringing and joins the hippies. The other hippies are played by Annie Golden, Don Dacus, and Dorsey Wright. Annie Golden is just adorable as Jeannie, the girl who is pregnant but still as cute and innocent as a child. Don Dacus and Dorsey Wright are good as Woof and Hud, the other two members of the group, and Cheryl Barnes, who plays Hud's fiancée, has an amazing voice.

The only problem I have with this movie, however, is that the relationship between Claude and Sheila is not very convincing. They are barely ever shown together, and when they are, they fight (remember the skinny dipping scene?). It seems as though their relationship is very weak, and by the end of the movie we are supposed to believe they are madly in love, only based on the few meetings they had. I also see that many people writing reviews here are upset by the PG rating this movie has. I personally would raise the rating up to a PG-13, only because there is some drug use... but remember in 1979, PG-13 didn't exist. I don't think the nudity is bad at all, it is in no way sexual (in fact, there isn't really any sex at all in this movie), and it is only to show the childlike innocence that the group maintains. In most European countries, nudity isn't regarded as something bad, and I don't see why it is here in the US. Anyways, I give this movie a high rating, and I'm glad it was made back then, because in the insanely "politically correct" world of today, they wouldn't even think of making it, and even if they did, it would be a very "watered down" version, and I'm sure you wouldn't get the full effect.

In conclusion, this is a very underrated film that is definitely worth checking out.

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