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1969 (1988)

 -  Drama | War  -  18 November 1988 (USA)
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Two friends, Ralph and Scott live in a small minded town at the onset of wide public dissatisfaction with the Vietnam war. While Scott's brother enlists, he and Ralph are outspoken in their... See full summary »

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Two friends, Ralph and Scott live in a small minded town at the onset of wide public dissatisfaction with the Vietnam war. While Scott's brother enlists, he and Ralph are outspoken in their opposition to the war. Scott's attitude alienates him from his father and he and Ralph leave town to enjoy their 'freedom'. Various events lead them back to town where they learn of the death of the brother. This event proves to be the catalyst needed to bridge the gap between father and son and enlightens them both to the true cost of war. Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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The year the country split apart and a generation came together.

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18 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1969 - O Ano que Mudou Nossas Vidas  »

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$5,979,011 (USA)
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The narrator at the beginning states that John F. Kennedy had been killed the year before the film takes place. President Kennedy was actually assassinated on the 22nd of November, 1963. However, it was his brother, Robert Kennedy, who had been killed in 1968. See more »

Quotes

Scott: Hop in! We're not homosexuals or anything.
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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When I Was Young
Performed by The Animals
Written by Danny McCullough, Eric Burdon and John Weider
Published by Unichappell Music Inc. and Rightsong Music Inc.
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21 April 2009 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This would have been better titled "1988 with 1969 fantasies." The opportunity to re-do the sixties idealism to a new crowd was squandered here by stereotypes. It was clear the writers and/or producers got their ideas from nothing but a few library books.

While the attempts to not go OTT with the fashions was honorable, they didn't go far enough. A few short dresses didn't cut it.

And the older brother becoming an MIA was so predictable it was pathetic.

The best thing about this flick was the soundtrack. I could listen to Cream's "White Room" all day.

I kept waiting for Keifer to repeat Daddy Don's line from "Kelly's Heroes." "Give me those positive waves." Shaky at best.


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