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The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 12 October 1990 (USA)
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Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ... See full summary »

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Chevron-17 (as Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo)
Gerald V. Casale ...
Yale-44 (as Gerald V. Casale of Devo)
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Dr. Von Mobil
Nancye Ferguson ...
Nurse
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Adam-11
Bob Casale ...
Ron-29 (as Bob Casale of Devo)
David Kendrick ...
Ron-31 (as David Kendrick of Devo)
Geoff Hoyle ...
Heinz-57
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Chanel-6
Jeffrey McDonald ...
Chris Johnson (as Jeff McDonald of Redd Kross)
Steve McDonald ...
Tommy Sears (as Steve McDonald of Redd Kross)
Liam O'Brien ...
Rodney Snodgrass
Ann Block ...
Chris' Mom
Charles Dean ...
Chris' Dad
Martin von Haselberg ...
Agent 1 (as Martin Von Haselberg of The Kipper Kids)
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Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers attempt to study this "ideal" civilization. 70's jokes, props and stars abound. Written by Bob Eichler <robert_eichler@fmso.navy.mil>

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A close-up look at the most embarrassing decade in history.

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Trivia

Originally, the woman in the porno booth was going to be topless except for suspenders over each breast. When Julie Brown was cast, she got them to change it to her wearing a bikini top. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie Trojan and Chanel-6 are riding in Eddie's car the song 'Don't Fear The Reaper' by Blue Oyster Cult is playing. The date is July 4, 1976. 'Don't Fear The Reaper' was not recorded until August 1976, and it became a billboard hit in November 1976. See more »

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Dr. Von Mobil: We, the People, have a right to remain silent. Anything you say may be used against you. One nation, invisible, with Liberty and Christmas for all.
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All people listed in credits have their astrological signs listed too. See more »

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References Speed Racer (1967) See more »

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Takin' Care Of Business
Written by Randy Bachman
Performed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Produced by Randy Bachman
Published by Randy Bachman Music/SoCan Topsoil Music
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This Was Entertaining -in a Light hearted way
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I am a Very Serious David Cassidy Fan & had to have this video. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the title does sum it up "Spirit of '76". Look back to what you were doing in 1976, Patriotism in our Bi-Centennial. This was post Partridge Family but pre Disco era. Fashion was white go-go boots, Laugh-In was on, we needed to laugh, not take ourselves so seriously. That is how you look at this movie. The Gremlin (a car) was everywhere back then, the music, Leif Garrett - yep we are in the 70's alright. Even David's Patriotic boots were perfect. I really enjoyed this movie in the manner it was intended - entertaining: make you smile, sometimes laugh, yes it had its moments (Rob Reiner was in it) The moment David's character realized the materials he needed to save the day was plentiful in 1976 ! Just watch it for yourself.


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