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The '60s (1999)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  7 February 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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60-luku - muutosten sukupolvi  »

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Trivia

Actors Donovan and Carnie Wilson are the respective children of musicians 'Donovan' and The Beach Boys' singer Brian Wilson, both of whom are heard in the soundtrack. Jason Nesmith, son of ex-Monkee Michael Nesmith, also appears. See more »

Goofs

Brian tries to get another man to buy him a beer, saying that he is not old enough to do so. The drinking age in Illinois in 1962 was 18 and Brian would have to be at least that to enlist in the military then. See more »

Quotes

Brian Herlihy: This is the wrong war for your principles.
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Sunshine of Your Love
Written by Jack Bruce, Pete Brown, and Eric Clapton
Performed by Cream
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It wasn't bad!
8 April 1999 | by (Hamden, CT) – See all my reviews

Being that I was not around in the 60's, I don't know how accurate the portrayal was. However, I think the actors and actresses did a good job with their characters. It did seem odd that this one family pretty much experienced every aspect of the 60's. My favorite character was Brian, but he was also played by my favorite actor, and I thought that character experienced the most change. It was a little soap-opera like, especially the reunion at Woodstock, but that was my favorite part! I really liked this movie for its plot, not its recreation of a decade. I even bought it on video!


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