MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,473 this week

Rude Awakening (1989)

 -  Comedy  -  16 August 1989 (USA)
4.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.2/10 from 1,016 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 4 critic

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.

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 17 Sep 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1267 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 15 Nov 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 22 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Rude Awakening" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rude Awakening (1989)

Rude Awakening (1989) on IMDb 4.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rude Awakening.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lonely Hearts (1991)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Alma, a lonely woman, falls for the conman who steals her money after seducing her. Frank doesn't want Alma around him, but he cannot do anything about the situation in case she goes to the... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Lane
Stars: Eric Roberts, Beverly D'Angelo, Joanna Cassidy
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.

Director: Kristine Peterson
Stars: Yvonne Farrow, Nicholas Cascone, Ray Baker
Babyfever (1994)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Gena is an average woman who is torn between her current boyfriend's desire to marry her and start a family, and the unexpected arrival of an old boyfriend wanting to pick up where they ... See full summary »

Directors: Victoria Foyt, Henry Jaglom
Stars: Victoria Foyt, Matt Salinger, Frances Fisher
Blood Red (1989)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

The history of a Sicilian family who emigrated to America years ago and now lives in California cultivating vine. The problems start when they have to confront themselves with a powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Masterson
Stars: Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper
Past Perfect (1996)
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A cop (Roberts) tries to bust a gang of teenage gun dealers. In the process he catches only one and tries to charge him with a number of offences but fails since the gang member is underage... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Heap
Stars: Eric Roberts, Laurie Holden, Nick Mancuso
Freefall (1994)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

New York publisher Dex Dellum sends his fiancée and star photographer Katy Mazur to Swaziland to shoot the taita falcon. There she meets 'highman' (altitude stuntman) Grant Orion, who ... See full summary »

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Eric Roberts, Jeff Fahey, Pamela Gidley
Power 98 (1996)
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A controversial talk show host becomes involved in the murder of a beautiful woman in a war for ratings.

Director: Jaime Hellman
Stars: Eric Roberts, Lisa Thornhill, Jason Gedrick
Fugitive Among Us (TV Movie 1992)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An increasingly obsessed detective chases an escaped rapist across the Southwest and enters into a complicated relationship with one of the victims.

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Stars: Peter Strauss, Eric Roberts, Elizabeth Peña
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary that explores the connection between income tax collection and the erosion of civil liberties in America.

Director: Aaron Russo
Stars: Aaron Russo, John Turner, Joe Banister
Rude Awakening (1998–2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Billie Frank, an out of work alcoholic actress, used to be somewhat of a star in her day, but now she's all washed up. With the help of her mother, Trudy, Billie tries to pick up the pieces... See full summary »

Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Jonathan Penner, Lynn Redgrave
Options (1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An MBA goes to Africa to make a deal, but come out with a Princess.

Director: Camilo Vila
Stars: Matt Salinger, Joanna Pacula, John Kani
To Heal a Nation (TV Movie 1988)
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Eric Roberts, Glynnis O'Connor, Marshall Colt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jesus Montea
...
Fred Wook
...
Petra Black
...
Sammy Margolin
...
Lloyd Stool
...
Ronnie Summers
...
June Margolin
...
April Stool
...
Agent Brubaker
...
Dr. Binibon
Peter Boyden ...
Dr. Childs
Nicholas Wyman ...
Dr. Abbott
Michael Luciano ...
Martin
Amy Glass ...
1st Twin
Becky Glass ...
2nd Twin
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

They came back after 20 years to find nobody wants to save the world-- They just want to buy it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Guatemalan Papers  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$3,169,719 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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.
See more »

Soundtracks

Rude Awakening
Written by Rick Rose
Performed by Bill Medley
Courtesy of Curb Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Film Great Fun.
20 April 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Good film, the fish parts are great, The scenes with the Stools are great especially Mrs. Stool & Jesus, Terminally fun, Jesus goes through life completly stoned, while Fred struggles with coming down and finding the 60's have turned into the 80's and money talks, enviromental disasters are rife, and that not everyone is please to see him. Petra is a walking complex time bomb, wanting to be loved although running away, shes always trying to FIND herself to no avail while Sammy (ex 60's geek) makes some money which turns into more and a spoiled must have wife,hippy son and a am I good enough complex.

Great film which brings back together 4 friends after the 60's with serious, funny, tragic and soul searching consequences.

Watch out for the fish.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Smokin' with a fish? mariska_onyx
Now on Region 2 DVD DrMario
dvd lena_amar
Discuss Rude Awakening (1989) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?