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Purple Haze (1982)

R | | Drama | October 1982 (USA)
The film opens in Princeton University, 1968, where Matt Caulfield and his friends are watching television. There, they witness President Lyndon B. Johnson inform us of his plans not to ... See full summary »

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Peter Nelson ...
Matt Caulfield
Chuck McQuary ...
Jeff Maley
Bernard Baldan ...
Derek Savage
Susanna Lack ...
Kitty Armstrong
Bob Breuler ...
Walter Caulfield
Joanne Bauman ...
Margaret Caulfield
Katy Horsch ...
Phoebe Caulfield
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Angela
Tommy O'Brien ...
Marcus
Dan Jones ...
Dorm Snitch
Don Bakke ...
NCO #1
James Craven ...
NCO #2
John Speckhardt ...
Oath Officer
Jean Ashley ...
Mrs. Maley
Sara Hennessy ...
Lori
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The film opens in Princeton University, 1968, where Matt Caulfield and his friends are watching television. There, they witness President Lyndon B. Johnson inform us of his plans not to rerun in the upcoming election. Upon hearing of his plans, Matt and the rest of the students celebrate by smoking marijuana. An uncool student from next door is disturbed by the boys' racket, and upon being pelted with junk food by the boys for telling them to be quiet, he calls the police. Within minutes, Matt and his roommates are caught smoking, and are banned from college campus. Matt returns home to his family, where he is faced with various issues before being shipped off to Vietnam. Source: Wikipedia (no source cited).. please someone update this!!. Written by Unknown source

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Bíborköd  »

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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Expecting to Fly
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Buffalo Springfield
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Cotillion Music, Inc.
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Best movie, showing the true generation gap in the sixties.

This movie is very hard to find, Netflix.com doesn't even have it. The music sound track was one thing, but the thing I liked most was the father/son relationship. Main character gets kicked out of college for smoking (while Johnson announces he won't run again, and they all clap and cheer), comes home (hitch-hikes) with long hair, and has a conversation with his father. Late 60's, the father just couldn't understand why his son would want dress like that and have hair like a G.D. girl. You hate the father, but at the same time, you love him and understand what his frustration must be like. I grew up in the 80's this movie really shows what it must have been like in the 60's to cause so many people to just drop out (and tune in & turn on).


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