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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Storyline

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

Debut theatrical feature film of Lucas Reiner as an actor, director, and writer, being billed for the latter in both screenwriting and co-writing the story. Lucas Reiner is the brother of Rob Reiner, and son of Carl Reiner. 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

Cheryl Dickman: What sign are you? Because my mood ring just, like, totally changed colors.
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All people listed in credits have their astrological signs listed too. See more »

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References The Partridge Family (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday In The Park
Written by Robert Lamm
Performed by Chicago
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
Published by Lamminations Music and Big Elk Music
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Quality entertainment for kitch-hounds
1 April 1999 | by (Upstate NY) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie because I heard Jeff and Steve McDonald, from my favorite band Redd Kross, we're in it. The movie itself was nothing great, but it had enough retro fashion and faded pop-culture icons to keep your average kitch-addict entertained. An enjoyable cartoon, but if you're looking for a truly honest depiction of 70's culture, check out "Boogie Nights", "Dazed and Confused", or that Matt Dillon teen-apocalypse classic, "Over the Edge".


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