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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.
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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

Rosanna Arquette ... Hippie Mother (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 .... stunts: fights
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
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
Lee J. Bognar .... location manager
Aillene Laure Bubis .... first assistant accountant (as Aillene Bubis)
Heather Burke .... assistant: Jim Chory
Robert Chynoweth .... production assistant
George Herthel .... location manager
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
Kyle Oliver .... assistant location manager
Leigh Paonessa .... set assistant
Tiffany Powell .... production secretary
Judith Pritchard .... production coordinator
Mindy Sheldon .... production accountant
Candace Suerstedt .... location manager
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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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 »
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 »
Rev. Willie Taylor:Don't you EVER forget what you seen here.See more »
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11 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
I was there, 29 April 2004
Author: widescreenguy from London Canada

oh ya, I was there and can vouch for the veracity of many of the scenes in this series. My background was that of a naive shy geeky type and it took me a long time to come to terms with what happened during the 60s. A time of very rapid and huge social change. The course of the decade is mirrored in the story presented in this excellent representation. The remnants of the bobbysoxer era gave way to some pretty horrid psychedelic tunes but then Jimi Hendrix hit the air waves. His legacy will in 200 years be similar to Amadeus Mozart: they both revolutionized music, lived on the edge, died young and broke. The difference is we have Jimi's live recordings and know his resting place. The characters then undergo some defining moments, and the war in southeast Asia spills over. The end of the film was rather abrupt and bewildering, same goes for that decade. I was there when the hippie era ended in a similar fashion.

Plausibility of this story ranges from dead on to highly unlikely. But you have to remember the hippie era was partly based on a lot of media hype and voyeurism. This range of views is correctly portrayed.

Julia Stiles was uniquely outstanding in her role as the wayward daughter who struggles against the downside of a society that in some cases was determined to devour its young. I too was kicked out of the house at a young age but I deserved it having chosen to sport long hair and argue with my parents at every opportunity. Fortunately I had a job at the time and all was forgiven eventually. Gee, thats exactly what happens in this movie. Its no wonder Ms Stiles has gone on to many more film projects and I hope to see her in roles that extend her talent.

Out of all the portrayals I have seen of that period, 'The 60s' is the most accurate. I was there, I should know. I even lived in a hippie house the summer of 1970. It was a farm house converted to a non-denominational church and some teens from around Canada and one chap from Jamaica were there on an exchange program. Music, motorcycles, pot, hitch-hikers, stern faced members of the establishment, oh ya, I had some flashbacks watching this one.

You can look back but you can never go back.

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