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The '70s (2000)

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

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(story) (as Jeffrey Fiskin), (story) | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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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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Storyline

Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

A '70-es évek  »

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(2 episodes)

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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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Connections

Features Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Little Birds
(uncredited)
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Amazing piece of TV
11 April 2001 | by (Brisbane Australia) – See all my reviews

Compared to The 60's (1999), The 70's was a piece of television genius. Although there were some historical innacuracies, I was impressed overall at the way that the film makers were able to portray the heartache and disbelif felt within the USA and around the world during the decade that shaped the way the world looked at itself.

I am, however, concerned about the fact that the next mini-series to be produced, in order, will be The 80's :)


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