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Michael Herlihy
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Katie Herlihy
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Brian Herlihy
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Kenny Klein
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Sarah Weinstock
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Emmet Taylor
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Bill Herlihy
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Mary Herlihy
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Neal Reynolds (as Donovan Leitch)
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Fred Hampton
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Reverend Willie Taylor (as Charles Dutton)
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Constance
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Buddy Wells
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Melissa
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The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes involved in the civil rights movement and after campaigning for Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy becomes involved in radical politics, and Katie gets pregnant, moves to San Francisco and joins a hippie commune. Meanwhile, the Taylors are an African-American family living in the deep South. When Willie Taylor, a minister and civil rights organizer, is shot to death, his son Emmet moves to the city and eventually joins the Black Panthers, serving as a bodyguard for Fred Hampton. Written by Anonymous

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You only really know what you have when your'e about to lose it.

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Rated PG-13 for drug use, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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7 February 1999 (USA)  »

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In the scene where Katie and her baby are walking through the Haight-Ashbury after she's just quit her job at the strip club, the man she walks by prior to having her purse stolen is clearly supposed to be Charles Manson. See more »

Goofs

At the end during the BBQ, the mother asked "How's my boy today?" there is a boom mic visible. See more »

Quotes

[On his son Michael being a Conscientious Objector to Vietnam]
Bill Herlihy: "If my son says he can't fight, it's not because he's not brave enough, it's because he's brave enough to stand up for what he believes in."
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Season of the Witch
Written and performed by Donovan
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GREAT!!!!!
11 April 2000 | by (Lynchburg, Virginia) – See all my reviews

As a 17 year old who gets to always hear about the 60s second-hand this movie "took" me to the 60s. I really liked that all the kids in the Herily (sp?) family encompassed many of the kids of that time. One was a Vietnam vet, one an activist against the war, and one a hippie who ends up at Haight-Ashbury and the Hog Farm. From what I have heard this movie is very accurate and even noted the date and year of an event. The black family was great and the idea that they participated in the sit-ins and Freedom marches, and then to live in Watts, LA during the Watts riots was a great idea. I thought the climax was a great mixture of events that took place in 1965. I know there were a lot of stereotypes, but how else would we learn about the 60s with out a movie that encompassed all the feelings, looks, and ideas of the time. I loved the music but was upset that only one song was on there by The Beatles. Obviously, they forgot what an impact the Beatles had on the American culture and leaving it out was a mistake. All the other music was GREAT and I love the song by Bob Dylan and Joan Osbourne. All in all this movie was great. And I hate that people say there was too much romance and love, but hey, it was the 60s. Sex and drugs was a prominent thing in that era. You can't forget it. I give it a 9.5/10, for leaving the Beatles out.


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