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The '70s (2000)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  30 April 2000 (USA)
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Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Byron Shales
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Dexter Johnson
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Eileen Wells
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Christie Shales
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Connie Wells
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Paul Wells
Laurel Moglen ...
Wendy
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Aunt Olavee
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Yolanda
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Elizabeth
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Hal Shales
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Doris Shales
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Nick
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Jo-Jo (8)
Robert Bailey ...
Jo-Jo (8)
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Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sexuality, language and violence
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30 April 2000 (USA)  »

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A '70-es évek  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The company that Eileen works for, and which she eventually sues for sexual discrimination, is referred to throughout as "D,C and H." We learn those letters stand for "Dewey, Conham, and Howe" - an ancient joke-name for a law firm (along with its variations "Dewey, Cheatam and Howe" and "Cheatam and Steele"). See more »

Goofs

Byron gets caught up in the Hard Hat Riot. The Hard Hat Riot occurred on May 8, 1970 (4 days after Kent State.) However, the movie shows it happening well after that. See more »

Quotes

Doris Shales: But Byron... it's Christmas!
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Follows The '60s (1999) See more »

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It's Too Late
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Music by Carole King and lyrics by Toni Stern
Performed by Carole King
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Revisionist history plus Melrose Place plus Forest Gump Bad
30 April 2000 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

To describe this mini-series (The 70s)as a Pathetic attempt by NBC to boost ratings by target marketing this pathos-driven, banal drivel to the older Melrose Place/late baby-boomers crowd would be too kind. The acting is, well, ordinary at best. The chosen actors are laughably WAY too old to play college kids, they look exactly like they were pulled from the set of Ally Macbeal or Melrose place; their actual ages are a range of 25-32 which is not very convincing. The artful cinematography reminiscent of the dreamy-eyed Forest Gump is the best feature of the movie series. Finally, the sentimental baby-boomer oriented whining is annoying and the shameless Pathos runs amock here, A la "Saving Private Ryan", confounded by a trite and hackneyed series of 'themes' and life-lessons that only a 3yr old would miss, further burdened by a smattering of revisionist history (key your eye open and your history text nearby and watch for it)... Anyway, find something else to watch, ANY History channel show would be far, far more fullfilling.


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