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The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 12 October 1990 (USA)
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

Although they had met during the 1970s when they were both teen idols, David Cassidy and Leif Garrett became close friends while making this film. 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 »

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 »

Soundtracks

Love's Theme
Written by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products, a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
Published by Unichappell Music, Inc.
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Wonderful concept, mediocre film
4 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Whoever came up with this concept deserves an award of some kind. Time travelers from the future need to visit 1776 to learn vital information about the founding of the nation. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and the explorers wind up in 1976 instead -- without realizing it! Something didn't quite make it in the implementation, though. Maybe it is the obviously rock-bottom budget. Throughout the movie, you are acutely aware that you are watching a movie set with a few Gremlins and Pintos parked here and there. Also, the decision to cast some 70's heartthrobs (Cassidy and Garrett) as major characters was interesting, but these guys are not exactly Academy Award material, if you know what I mean. However, there are some pretty entertaining scenes, including Rob Reiner as the insane leader of an "est"-like cult.


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