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Rude Awakening (1989)

R  |   |  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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. Binibon
Peter Boyden ...
Dr. Childs
Nicholas Wyman ...
Dr. Abbott
Michael Luciano ...
Martin
Amy Glass ...
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Becky Glass ...
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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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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

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Release Date:

16 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Guatemalan Papers  »

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Box Office

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$3,169,719 (USA)
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Trivia

When Petra (Julie Hagerty) tells Fred (Eric Roberts) about all the things that he's missed while he was gone, one of the things she mentions is the TV show, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Louise Lasser, who plays Ronnie, was in fact the star of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. See more »

Quotes

Petra: Where's the lobster?
Jesus Monteya: "I am the lobster, goo goo g'joob."
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Soundtracks

Conga
Written by Enrique Elías García (as Enrique Garcia)
Performed by The Miami Sound Machine (as Miami Sound Machine)
Courtesy of CBS Records
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I loved this movie...eventually
30 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hey, this movie was on HBO in the eighties...thats when I got it on tape. Then the years went by...and eventually I lost my cable connection somewhere around 1998...funny, but I never saw this movie on cable since. I luckily had it on tape and it "grew" on me...I just kept remembering it, and laughing.... I am so glad I had it on tape...cuz I don't think it ever came back...but it is a delight. If you like Cheech and Chong then you know you like "stupid" comedy...yup I like it...I like them....LOL

This movie is a classic in my opinion....there is stuff here under the surface that is important....check it out! The movie lays out some down home ideas of brotherhood and peace that the world needs! (my world needs them!) Love to All! Peace, bro!


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