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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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Azok a csodás 70-es évek  »

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Trivia

Devo:  as people in the future. See more »

Goofs

Chris and Tommy have numerous patches sewn onto their jeans. One of the boys has a patch on his leg depicting Gene Simmons from his Kiss solo album. This film was set during the Bicentennial - 1976. The Kiss solo albums were released on September 18, 1978. See more »

Quotes

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 The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) See more »

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Top Of The World
Written by John Bettis / Richard Carpenter
Performed by The Carpenters
Used Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
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I thought it was funny
22 December 2003 | by (New York,NY) – See all my reviews

One day I had a hangover and I was lying on my friends couch DYING. He put on cable and this was on. Now...I was in a poor state...but I laughed my a** off. I have been trying to find an affordable copy of this movie so I can watch it again. If your like me and love 70s fads, style and culture you'll really like this movie. Stars David Cassidy.


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