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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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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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They came back after 20 years to find nobody wants to save the world-- 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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$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

April Stool: I'm fucking the gardener.
Lloyd Stool: I hate you.
April Stool: I don't care.
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Soundtracks

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of CBS Records
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This is a very funny movie that is worth watching more than once!
23 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I cannot understand why this movie is not rated higher. I have seen this movie several times and it gets funnier and better each time. It is unique and if you are a Baby Boomer that attended university during the 70's, it will bring back some beautiful and nostalgic memories of period of youthful innocence and curiosity that so quickly came and then disappeared. It was an age of new thoughts and philosophies that were lost to our Boomer generation during the oncoming greed and corruption that arose in the selfish "Yuppie" 80's. If you have not seen it ... I recommend you watch it with someone who lived through this time period. Further, if you have seen it before and failed to take it in and appreciate its a unique capturing of a special time in our Boomer generation, try it a second time and perhaps you will get it...because it is definitely there and worth a second chance.


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