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Writers (WGA):
Bill Couturié (story) &
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Release Date:
7 February 1999 (USA) See more »
You only really know what you have when your'e about to lose it.
The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths:... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Josh Hamilton ... Michael Herlihy

Julia Stiles ... Katie Herlihy

Jerry O'Connell ... Brian Herlihy

Jeremy Sisto ... Kenny Klein

Jordana Brewster ... Sarah Weinstock

Leonard Roberts ... Emmet Taylor

Bill Smitrovich ... Bill Herlihy

Annie Corley ... Mary Herlihy

Donovan Leitch Jr. ... Neal Reynolds (as Donovan Leitch)

David Alan Grier ... Fred Hampton

Cliff Gorman ... Father Daniel Berrigan

Charles S. Dutton ... Reverend Willie Taylor (as Charles Dutton)
April Mills ... Constance

Marc Blucas ... Buddy Wells
Jenna Byrne ... Melissa

Carnie Wilson ... Mama Earth

John Meier ... Cop #3

David Denman ... SDS Radical
Ronald William Lawrence ... Civil Rights Leader #1

Michael Emanuel ... Coach

Kimberly Scott ... Althea Taylor
Monti Sharp ... Civil Rights Leader #2
Chonique Sneed ... Dancer

Johan-Carl Nowack ... Freedom Rider Singer

Sara Van Horn ... Sister Elisabeth
Charles Wheat ... Dancer
Philip Cordaro ... Singer / Guitar Player on Bus

Brian Donovan ... Chicago Delegate / Reed Student
Carl E. Nelson ... Marine Pal

Raynor Scheine ... Sheriff
Gibbs Tolsdorf ... Marine

James Arone ... Father Monahan
James E. Treloar ... Train Engineer
Stan Garner ... Train Conductor
Michael Kaufman ... Leonard Tannen
David Paul Needles ... Toby Manders
Desiree Paterson ... Nun

David Tom ... Tommy
Jennifer Bauerle ... Katie's Friend #2

Lauren Birkell ... Joanie
Grant Gelt ... Jimmy Dunbar
Oded Gross ... Berkeley Delegate
Nicky Merchant ... Katie's Friend #1
Jason Nesmith ... Singer in Band
Mike Williams ... Singer in Band
Ryan Chism ... Singer in Band
James Michael Marshall ... Doorman
Lynn Tufeld ... Nurse
William Barillaro ... Bus Driver

Ping Wu ... Chinese Waiter

Jeremiah Birkett ... Marquette
Terrance Ellis ... 2nd Blackman
John H. Freeland Jr. ... Blackman
Barbara Roberts ... Marquette's Mother / Woman in Mississippi

Danny Rogers ... Cop #1

Nigel Thatch ... Corey
Si Paciorek ... Clinic Doctor

Elisabeth Röhm ... Amanda Stone (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Bix Barnaba ... Hippie in Need
Mushond Lee ... Huey Newton

Michael Maize ... Leather Hat

Hugh Ross ... Owl Man
Dana Smith ... Bobby Seale
Gregory Storm ... David Hillard

Miranda Bailey ... Digger Girl

Steve Eastin ... Big Max
Roger Hampton ... Half Sauced Man
Mark Leahy ... Reporter #1
Tim Reinhard ... John Denny
Bill Willens ... Allen Ginsberg
Austin Marriott ... Baby Rainbow
Benjamin Marriott ... Baby Rainbow
Shane Barach ... Vietnam Vet

Michael Harney ... Tom Gryzbowski
Sean Hennigan ... Sergeant

Brian Klugman ... Wahoo
Heath Lourwood ... WavyGravy
Mitch Gibney ... FBI Agent #1
Grant Mathis ... FBI Agent #2
Hugh Romney ... Trip Captain
Hannah Whelan ... Rainbow (Toddler)

Clay Wilcox ... Trippie Hippie
Andrew Woodworth ... Red

Lorin McCraley ... Hippie Guy

Lou Simon ... Panther

Ryan Cutrona ... Chairman of Draft Board
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James DeBello ... O'Doud

Rosanna Arquette ... Hippie Mother (uncredited)
Steven Boe ... Doctor (uncredited)

Craig Calman ... Haight Ashbury Hippie (uncredited)

Emmy Collins ... Bad Trip Counselor (uncredited)
James Furlong ... Hippie (uncredited)
Eli Jones ... Cross-dressing Draftee (uncredited)

Anthony Jordan ... Frat House Partier / Dancer (uncredited)
Marcus Le Bov ... Hate Ashbury -- Hippie (uncredited)
Mindy Miller ... Diner Waitress (uncredited)
Dana Winseman ... Woodstock Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Piznarski 
Writing credits
Bill Couturié (story) (as Bill Couturie) &
Robert Greenfield (story)

Bill Couturié (teleplay) (as Bill Couturie) &
Robert Greenfield (teleplay) and
Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (teleplay) (as Jeffrey Fiskin)

Produced by
Jim Chory .... producer
Lynda Obst .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Adler 
Jed Feuer 
Cinematography by
Michael D. O'Shea 
Film Editing by
Robert Frazen 
Casting by
Molly Lopata 
Production Design by
Vincent Jefferds 
Art Direction by
Dawn Snyder 
Set Decoration by
Denise Pizzini 
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Florence-Isabelle Megginson 
Makeup Department
Tammy Ashmore .... assistant makeup artist
June Brickman .... key makeup artist
Steven Mack .... hair department head
Gary J. Perticone .... assistant hair stylist
Michele Teleis-Fickle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jake Jacobson .... unit production manager
Kenneth Raich .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Adler .... first assistant director
Catherine Bond .... second second assistant director (as Cathy Bond)
Melanie Grefe .... second assistant director
Art Department
Fred Apolito .... propmaker
Laura Christy .... art department coordinator
Peter C. Clarke .... prop master
Peter S. Clarke .... property master (as Peter Clarke)
Dervon 'Von' Herron .... set dresser
Robert E. Knight .... lead scenic painter
Robert 'Cass' McEntee .... construction coordinator
Amy Reiner .... art department assistant
Eric Sundahl .... set designer
Bently Tittle .... assistant property master
Karen Weinstock .... assistant set decorator
Sound Department
David Acord .... utility sound
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Gary Coppola .... sound re-recording mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Dennis Fuller .... boom operator
Kenn Fuller .... sound
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Hugh Murphy .... assistant sound editor
Craig M. Otte .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Dennis Petersen .... special effects supervisor
Ron Petruccione .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Fred Toye .... visual effects: editor
Patrick Zentis .... matte artist: Moving Target
Minerva Adams .... stunts
Melissa Allen-Weiser .... stunts: fights (as Melissa Allen)
Stanton Barrett .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Shane Dixon .... stunt coordinator
Will Leong .... utility stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Mitch Toles .... stunts: Arresting Cop
Jennifer Caputo .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Case .... key grip
Michael Cassidy .... assistant camera
Michael A. Chavez .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Michael Chavez)
Clint Doherty .... camera operator: "a" camera
Clinton Dougherty .... camera operator
Glen Magers .... lighting technician
Sean J. O'Shea .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Sean O'Shea)
Bill Pollock .... best boy grip
Chris Scurria .... dolly grip
Tim Sheridan .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Wally Sweeterman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Wallace Sweeterman)
Charles A. Vogeler .... 24 frame video operator
Mike Weathers .... chief lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Antablin .... costumer
Mary-Anne Aston .... costume supervisor (as Mary-Ann Aston)
Karen Hudson .... costumer
Stephanie Siemens .... key costumer
Sanford Slepak .... costumer (as Sandy Slepak)
Kanani Wolf .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Gordon Antell .... assistant film editor
Clay Rawlins .... assistant film editor
Fernando C.E. Roca .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Lee J. Bognar .... location manager
George Herthel .... location manager
Kyle Oliver .... assistant location manager
Candace Suerstedt .... location manager
Music Department
Larry Campbell .... musician
Jim Henrikson .... music editor
Dana Millman .... music supervisor
Mary Oatman .... music administrator
Dan Rimas .... music licensing (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert aaron Brown .... driver
Other crew
Adell Aldrich .... script supervisor
Andrei Anson .... set assistant
Steven F. Beaupre .... set assistant
Aillene Laure Bubis .... first assistant accountant (as Aillene Bubis)
Heather Burke .... assistant: Jim Chory
Robert Chynoweth .... production assistant
Mary Holliday .... set assistant
Rob LaMorgese .... office assistant
Russell Lichter .... office assistant
Asha MacLeod .... set assistant
Lance Mancuso .... key medic
James Michael Marshall .... assistant: Jim Chory
Mindy Miller .... stand-in: Ms. Stiles
Peggy Oestreich .... assistant: Lynda Obst
Leigh Paonessa .... set assistant
Tiffany Powell .... production secretary
Judith Pritchard .... production coordinator
Mindy Sheldon .... production accountant
Adam Svatek .... office assistant
George L. Tarrant Jr. .... production assistant
Michael Tremont .... assistant: Mark Piznarski
Karen Weissman .... office assistant
Nicole Wilder .... assistant production coordinator

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Rated PG-13 for drug use, violence and sensuality
172 min | USA:240 min (including commercials)
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Did You Know?

Sarah's line to Kenny "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness" is the first line of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl".See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
[Michael is depressed after Robert Kennedy's murder]
Bill Herlihy:Who do you want? Nixon? Becasue that's what you're gonna get if you keep this up. Nixon.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The 60s As Viewed From Space, 18 April 2006
Author: (trgusa) from Mt. Pleasant, Mi

What the movie The 60s really represents (to those of us who growled around in the belly of America in those times) is the turbulence and diversity of the decade. Despite the exaggerated, stereotyped characters, the genuineness of the issues remains clear.

Not only were those radical times of change, but also very confusing times. Two basic things changed our world then: the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the overwhelming influence of the media. Those two new freedoms began social changes that soon became institutionalized.

From chaos came sensitivity, from disorder came values. Bear in mind however, that the bulk of Americans were not involved in this... they worked, they played, they watched the news... and slowly they became effected by the efforts and struggles of the minorities... the Civil Rights workers, the Political Activists, the Anti-War efforts, the War on Poverty....

The representation of the power of the press and TV in particular, was well reflected, although the conflict between the general public's attitude and those seeking to change things was at best ignored... and at worst, misrepresented.. Middle class Americans weren't all standing around angrily holding baseball bats, or disowning their wayward daughters. They were confused too. Let us not forget how Folk Singers suddenly became Protest Singers, and how The Beatles began an onslaught that killed the Folk-Protest Movement. There are no Beatle songs in the movie, or even any mention of them.

I think if you didn't live the decade, you might not have a sense of what the movie is about, the overall picture is a bit dim. At one point I held down a steady job while my sister lived at the Hog Farm Commune and went to Woodstock. At another point I was in Haight Asbury and in the Detroit Riots while she worked and played the housewife in Maine and Connecticut. Roles were constantly changing.

The movie depicts three siblings of a middle class family. They represent the hippie child, the political activist, and the active military personnel. Dad represents the typical attitudes, and mom represents the voice of reason, tolerance, and sometimes compromise... for the sake of peace.

The Black family comprises a minister and his son... disproportionately, I think. I assume the producers knew all the variables and had to settle on limitations, or else the film would have become a long, boring, documentary. Dad's message was that anger produces bitterness, and bitterness produces chaos. It was clearly a message directed to today's youth.

We are looking at a unique solution to social problems, and also how issues divide us... The 60s were unusual in that way, and only the Roaring 20s compare. In other words, this movie has a moral after all. In the end, it is our Collective Individualism that survives. Put that in your oxymoron list.

Everyone was a God, a Guru, or a free-spirited genius in the 60s. It was a time of magic and madness. No one will ever nail the 60s down right... it was too diverse (this movie is close). At least we can say we are not ashamed of it, that we learned and grew from it, and that for once, a generation shaped and changed America... for the better.

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