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Rude Awakening (1989)

R | | Comedy | 16 August 1989 (USA)
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

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Jesús Monteya
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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
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Dr. Childs
Nicholas Wyman ...
Dr. Abbott
Michael Luciano ...
Martin
Amy Glass ...
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Becky Glass ...
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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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16 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Guatemalan Papers  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,121,542 (USA) (20 August 1989)

Gross:

$3,169,719 (USA)
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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

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

Rude Awakening
Written by Rick Rose
Performed by Bill Medley
Courtesy of Curb Records
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Clumsy, preachy, boring
24 May 2002 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The lame gags and jokes fall flat, the actors practically phone in their lines, and the long and frequent preaching about the evils of corporations and conservatives really gets annoying. If you want to be lectured about the ozone hole, AIDS, the burning Cuyahoga River, the homeless, and the virtues of loopy 1960s-style pothead activism, then this is the movie for you. But if you want laugh-out-loud humor, then rent something else.


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