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Rude Awakening (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  16 August 1989 (USA)
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In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

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Jesus Montea
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Fred Wook
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Petra Black
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Sammy Margolin
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Lloyd Stool
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Ronnie Summers
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June Margolin
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April Stool
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Agent Brubaker
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Dr. Abbott
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Martin
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Storyline

In the late 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who see them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside war. In the late 1980s, they find out that a secret war is about to start in the US, and decided to return to New York to tell someone about it. What they find when they return is that all of their fellow hippies have become rich yuppies, like everyone else, and that no one wants to save the world anymore -- they just want to buy it. Written by Anonymous

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fbi | 1980s | 1960s | hippie | female nudity | See more »

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Two hippies come back from 1969 to get the bad news. Nobody wants to save the world anymore. They just want to buy it. See more »

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

16 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Guatemalan Papers  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$3,169,719 (USA)
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Trivia

Cut from the film was a scene where Cheech Marin has an acid flashback during which he imagines the three FBI agents to be Bob Hope, Ronald Reagan, and Henry Kissinger. See more »

Quotes

[talking to a multicolored statue]
Jesus Monteya: Hey, I'm really into colored chicks, man.
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Soundtracks

Uncle John's Band
Written by Robert Hunter (as Robbie Hunter) & Jerry Garcia
Performed by The Grateful Dead
Courtesy of Warner Special Products
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Horrible
28 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the only movie I ever got up and walked out on in a theater. I remember staring at the ceiling because it was more interesting then this horrible so-called movie. Just awful! The is the movie I judge all other bad movies against. The story was terrible. Very boring. The acting was terrible. I was a fan of Cheech and he is why I decided to see this movie. I also recalled that Cindy Williams was in this movie and that is how I found it on IMDb. I couldn't remember the name it was so bad I didn't want to remember I wasted money back in 1989. Obviously not many people have seen this moving since the vote counts are so low. Lucky them!


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