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Writers:
Roman Coppola (story) &
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Tagline:
A close-up look at the most embarrassing decade in history.
Plot:
Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Horrible but fun, in a silly way,... See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mark Mothersbaugh ... Chevron-17 (as Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo)
Gerald V. Casale ... Yale-44 (as Gerald V. Casale of Devo)

Carl Reiner ... Dr. Von Mobil
Nancye Ferguson ... Nurse

David Cassidy ... Adam-11
Bob Casale ... Ron-29 (as Bob Casale of Devo)
David Kendrick ... Ron-31 (as David Kendrick of Devo)
Geoff Hoyle ... Heinz-57

Olivia d'Abo ... 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)
Brian Routh ... Agent 2 (as Brian Routh of The Kipper Kids)

Leif Garrett ... Eddie Trojan

Moon Unit Zappa ... Cheryl Dickman (as Moon Zappa)
Maud Winchester ... Cyndi the Waitress
Lorri Holt ... Cop #1

Jerry Carlton ... Streaker

Tommy Chong ... Stoner

Shelby Chong ... Cashier
Todd A. Rolle ... Clovis (as Todd A. Rollé)

Julie Brown ... Ms. Liberty
Michael Jerome West ... Guard (as Tree)

Rob Reiner ... Dr. Cash

Barbara Bain ... Hipster

Don Novello ... Translator
Lucas Reiner ... Fireworks Barker

Michael McShane ... Angry Driver
Morgan Upton ... Teacher
Ryan Wallace ... Chester
Lisa Houston ... Heckler
Leigh French ... Voice of the Future (voice)

Iron Eyes Cody ... Indian

Jack Blessing ... Voice Talent (voice)
Lisa Michelson ... Voice Talent (voice)
Tracy Newman ... Voice Talent (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... Voice Talent (voice)

Jonathan Stark ... Voice Talent (voice)
Arnold F. Turner ... Voice Talent (voice) (as Arnold Turner)
Gigi Vorgan ... Voice Talent (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sofia Coppola ... Girl in parade (uncredited)
Ian Davidson ... Guy Outside Disco (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucas Reiner 
 
Writing credits
Roman Coppola (story) &
Lucas Reiner (story)

Lucas Reiner (written by)

Produced by
Roman Coppola .... executive producer
Simon Edery .... line producer
Susan Landau Finch .... producer (as Susie Landau)
Fred Fuchs .... executive producer
Alan Renshaw .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
David Nichtern 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Lighthill 
 
Film Editing by
Glen Scantlebury 
 
Casting by
Susan Landau Finch  (as Susie Landau)
 
Production Design by
Daniel Talpers 
 
Art Direction by
Isabella Kirland 
 
Set Decoration by
Victoria Ruskin 
Thomas J. Wiegand 
 
Costume Design by
Sofia Coppola 
 
Makeup Department
Denise Estes .... makeup artist
Jonathan Horton .... special makeup effects artist
John Krause .... assistant makeup artist
Gayle Lederman .... assistant makeup artist
Monika Maka .... assistant hair stylist
Monika Maka .... assistant makeup artist
Carol Newcomb .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Simon Edery .... production manager
Lisa English .... post-production supervisor
Dianne Griffin .... production team
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michelangelo Csaba Bolla .... first assistant director
Rocky Capella .... action unit director
Danila Curcio .... second second assistant director
Sonny Lowe .... second assistant director
Greg Pestoni .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mathew Badger .... art department production assistant
Ted Benjamin .... art department production assistant
Zehra Berkman .... art department intern
James Brown .... carpenter
Mark Buck .... graphic artist
Mark Buck .... storyboard artist
Kevin Constant .... assistant art director
Kevin Constant .... property master
Paolo DeLeon .... graphics
Paolo DeLeon .... sign painter
Lisa Devo .... art department intern
Todd Evans .... art department intern
Amanda Flynn .... assistant propmaster
Anne Lee .... art department production assistant
Todd Lookinland .... special prop fabricator
John P. Maynier .... construction coordinator
John McFarlane .... assistant art director
Peter V. Meiselmann .... graphics
Peter V. Meiselmann .... signs
Ross Morfeld .... set carpenter
Chris Murphy .... special prop fabricator
Howard Rada .... prop intern
Reenie Raschke .... art department coordinator
Anne Ross .... art department production assistant
Caroline Stechschulte .... on-set dresser
Bart Trickel .... special prop fabricator
Jenny Wilkinson .... lead dresser
Jenny Wilkinson .... special prop fabricator
Sara R. Winchester .... scenic sign painter
 
Sound Department
Jose Araujo .... sound recordist (as Zeca Araujo)
Kim Aubry .... sound consultant
Kim Aubry .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurie Bernard .... assistant dialogue editor
Kim B. Christensen .... assistant adr editor (as Kim Christensen)
Márcio Câmara .... boom operator (as Marcio Camara)
Gloria D'Alessandro .... adr editor
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialogue editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
Mark Fay .... machine room operator (as Mark Whitney Fay)
Roy Finch .... assistant sound effects editor
Jeff Gomillion .... adr recordist
Steve Hamilton .... apprentice sound effects editor (as Stephen Hamilton)
Lora Hirschberg .... machine room operator
Samuel Lehmer .... adr recordist (as Sam Lehmer)
Tim McGovern .... chief engineer
Donny Miele .... sound effects editor (as Donny Blank)
Jennifer Myers .... foley walker
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey R. Payne .... machine room operator (as Jeff Payne)
Joan Rowe .... foley walker
Michael Semanick .... foley mixer
Eric Thompson .... foley mixer
Jennifer L. Ware .... supervising sound editor (as Jennifer Ware)
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Dawson .... model maker
Bob Dohrendorf .... opticals: Cinematte
Dave Gregory .... optical compositing: Title House, Inc.
Sylvia Keulen .... matte paintings
Dan Kohne .... visual effects supervisor
Sean O'Connor .... visual effects art director
Pat O'Neill .... optical compositing: Lookout Mountain Films
Billy Robinson .... model photography
 
Stunts
Kevin Bailey .... stunt driver: second unit
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Rocky Capella .... stunt driver: second unit
Sean P. Donahue .... stunts
Chuck Lyons .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunt driver: second unit
Todd Martin .... stunt player: second unit
Mike Martinez .... stunt driver: second unit
Tim Meredith .... stunt driver: second unit
Jeff Mosley .... stunt driver: second unit
Frank Sanza .... stunt cocoordinator
Nick Sanza .... stunt coordinator
Rick Slater .... stunt cocoordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marie-Claire Brochard .... grip
John A. Burke .... first assistant camera (as John Burke)
Jeff Gilliam .... grip
Charles Griswold .... electrician
Lisa Harper .... key grip
Brook Johnson .... best boy
Aggie Lukaszewski .... second camera operator
Rich McKay .... dolly grip
Dave Nagel .... still photographer
Melissa Painter .... grip
Stuart Perkin .... grip
Daniel Schwartz .... grip
Luke Seerveld .... electrician
Mark Shankel .... gaffer
Janet Silva .... second camera operator assistant
Jerry Spagnoli .... still photographer
Nicholas F.M. Stahl .... grip
Forrest Thurman .... second assistant camera
Jack Wiley .... crane operator
Jack Wiley .... grip
Geoffrey Williams .... camera production assistant
James Woods .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Amy Baker .... extras casting assistant
Robin Gurland .... casting assistant
Robin Gurland .... extras casting
Annette Pirrone .... casting: San Francisco
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hollyce Fagerhaugh .... assistant costume designer
Shellagh Hannigan .... wardrobe supervisor
Sally Huyser .... costume coordinator
Susan Rubin .... first assistant wardrobe
Pamela 'Atiimo' Smith .... associate costume designer
Deanne Weidig .... hat designer
 
Editorial Department
Daniel Belmour .... additional assistant film editor
Laurie Bernard .... apprentice film editor
Gus Carpenter .... first assistant film editor
Alan Chudnow .... additional assistant film editor
Luis Colina .... conforming film editor
Ben Damonte .... additional assistant film editor
Stephen Federico .... second assistant film editor
Robert Fenz .... additional assistant film editor
Jennifer Gallagher .... conforming film editor
Stephen Kearney .... additional assistant film editor
Peter V. White .... additional film editor (as Peter White)
 
Music Department
Torbin Xan Bullock .... assistant music editor (as Torbin Bullock)
Michael Farrow .... original music mixer (as Mike Farrow)
Sandy Gibson .... music supervisor
Scott Gootman .... original music recordist
Jon Herbst .... music editor
Heather Noble .... assistant music clearances
 
Transportation Department
Timm Carney .... driver
Edward Delao .... driver
Drew McKeen .... transportation coordinator (as Drew McKean)
Peter Moody .... driver
Scott Rosencrans .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Scott Bagley .... craft service
Jacqueline Barcos .... assistant to director
Erik Bergmann .... assistant craft service
Victoria Berry .... assistant: Roman Coppola
Lisa Brooks .... production assistant
Jeannette Brown .... unit publicist
Stel Deleon .... production office coordinator (as Stel DeLeon)
Sophia Douglass .... production intern
Consuelo Faust .... choreographer
Sarah Hammond .... location manager
Peter C. Hassan .... production assistant
Thea F.L. Henry .... production intern
Kimberly Hughes .... office manager
Hedy Jacobowitz .... production intern
Ashley Jones .... production intern
Kenn Kashima .... production intern
Sylvia Keulen .... title designer
Peter LeCompte .... production intern
Barbara Ludlum .... corporate controller
Jean Mandel .... assistant to producer
Susan Marenco .... production coordinator
Jay Mason .... script supervisor
Charles Matheson .... location manager
Karin Mercurio .... production accountant
Heather Noble .... production secretary
Ron Roggé .... production assistant (as Ron Rogge)
Richard Rollins .... production assistant
John Ross .... caterer
Todd Ross .... caterer
David Snook .... production controller
Dave Tanaka .... production assistant (as David Tanaka)
Susan Tompkins .... assistant to producer
Thomas J. Wiegand .... location scout
Paul Wilson .... medic
Keiko Yoshioka .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Jean Allsworth .... special thanks
Derek Alpert .... special thanks
Mauro Borrelli .... special thanks (as Mauro Borelli)
Debbie Brubaker .... special thanks (as Deborah Brubaker)
Craig Conolly .... special thanks
Sandi Dudek .... special thanks
Merry Dunning .... special thanks
Mark Ebenhoch .... special thanks (as Mark Ebenhock)
Shopan Entesari .... special thanks (as Shopan Entessari)
Catherine Farley .... special thanks
Linda Foye .... special thanks
Bob Fukuyama .... special thanks
Karen Gilbert .... special thanks
Joe Gottfried .... special thanks
Michael Hamm .... special thanks (as Mike Hamm)
Barry Hansen .... special thanks (as Dr. Demento)
Matt Heckert .... special thanks
Betsy Hobgood .... special thanks
Gwyneth Horder-Payton .... special thanks
Eddie Lambert .... special thanks
Mickie McGowan .... special thanks (as Mickey McGowan)
Syd Mead .... special thanks
Christienne Metropole .... special thanks
Terry Morrison .... special thanks
Dana Nunes .... special thanks
Marty Olinick .... special thanks
John H. Peters .... special thanks
Katrina Rivers .... special thanks
Fred Roos .... special thanks
Kristina Schreck .... special thanks
Abby Schroeder .... special thanks
Beth Schroeder .... special thanks
Aaron Schröder .... special thanks (as Aaron Schroeder)
George Shapiro .... special thanks
Jon Sholle .... special thanks (as John Sholle)
Sandy Stanton .... special thanks
David Steinberg .... special thanks (as David J. Steinberg)
Stacy Williams .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
82 min
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Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:6 | USA:PG-13 (MPAA rating: No. 30783)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [Carl Reiner](father of director):See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Adam-12" (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
Disco InfernoSee more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Horrible but fun, in a silly way,..., 30 July 2002
Author: Wayne Malin (wwaayynnee51@hotmail.com) from United States

ONLY if you grew up during the 1970s.

David Cassidy (looking great), Olivia d'Abo (with English accent intact) and Geoff Hoyle (WHO???) travel from 2176 to 1976 by mistake. While there totally predictable "hilarity" ensures.

The jokes are horribly bad (there's not one good one!) and the story and dialogue are truly abysmal. Also it contains a character called Snodgrass (ho ho) who gives one of the worst performances in comedy history--his idea of acting is SCREAMING every line full force. Still, I (sort of) enjoyed it.

They caught the 70s dead on--as a child of the 70s I can attest to that! The fashions, the music, the cars, the horrible furniture and carpets--all perfect! For me it was a trip back to the past. Also, the cast gives their all to the awful script. And the movie does come to life in one sequence in which d'Abo and Leif Garrett (another 70s icon) do the Hustle! Boy, did that bring me back!

Worth seeing only for those who remember or lived through the 70s. All others--beware!

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