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Baruch Verthaim (english dialogue)
Amos Sefer (script)
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1972 (Israel) See more »
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Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Asher Tzarfati ... Mike
Shmuel Wolf ... Komo
Lily Avidan ... Elizabeth (as Lilli Avidan)
Tzila Karney ... Françoise (as Tsilla Karny)
Fran Liberman-Avni ... Singer
Suzan Devor ... Singer

Directed by
Amos Sefer 
Writing credits
Baruch Verthaim (english dialogue) (as H.B. Wertheim)

Amos Sefer (script)

Produced by
Amatsia Hiuni .... producer
Amos Sefer .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Nachum Heiman 
Cinematography by
Ya'ackov Kallach  (as Jacob Kallach)
Film Editing by
Amos Sefer (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Kuli Sander 
Costume Design by
Tami Mor  (as Tami Morr)
Makeup Department
Daisy Goren .... makeup artist
Production Management
Moshe Berman .... assistant production manager
Avshalom Sela .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Stodel .... assistant director
Art Department
Moshe Blum .... construction coordinator
Moshe Flechter .... property master
Sound Department
Bambi Ben-Bassat .... sound
Stephan Daley .... studio recording
Hans-Walter Kramski .... sound effects editor (as Kramsky)
Zalman Nachtigal .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Batyar .... chief electrician
Sami Gratushka .... assistant camera
Samuel Levi .... key grip (as Shmuel Levi)
Ahron Nissim .... lighting technician (as Ahron 'Nitchko' Nissim)
Avshalom Sela .... still photographer
Yacob Shvili .... lighting technician
Avraham Leibman .... gaffer (uncredited)
Animation Department
Zeon Davush .... animator (as Zion Devush)
Editorial Department
Galiah Bukszpan .... assistant editor (as Galia Bukszpan)
Carmit Kokashvili .... assistant editor
Lea Noyman .... assistant editor
Music Department
Moshe Osherovitz .... composer: dance music
Other crew
Zeon Davush .... titles (as Zion Devush)
George Jessel .... presenter
Jay Koller .... public relations
Jeanette Nae .... script girl (as Jeannette Nae)
Doly Wolman .... production secretary (as Dolly Wolman)
Joseph Zilkha .... lab manager
Zohar Baram .... this film could not be made without the help of
Jackson of Eilat .... this film could not be made without the help of
Yosef Gal .... this film could not be made without the help of
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Ha-Trempist" - Israel (original title)
"The Hitch Hiker" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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95 min
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The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The action begins with a scene set in the passenger cabin of an airliner. The title character (the American hippie) is sitting in a window seat, taking in the view seen from the very large, oval panoramic window next to his seat. The very large, oval panoramic window (about 4 x larger than a standard passenger cabin window) was a distinctive feature of the Vickers Viscount turboprop airliner. But the plane that arrives at the airport and from which the hippie disembarks is a Douglas DC-7 or a Boeing 707 turbojet with small, standard sized passenger cabin windows.See more »
American Hippie Mike:The day of reckoning will come!See more »


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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Pretty boring stuff, 16 January 2015
Author: Wizard-8 from Victoria, BC

I supposed that the few hippies who bothered to see "An American Hippie In Israel" during its theatrical release probably reacted with a "far out!" at the time. But I think that if those same people were to see the movie today, they would wonder, "What were we thinking?" It's a real head-scratcher of a movie. For a long time, there seems to be no real plot, just people going place to place and occasionally taking off their clothes. Then it turns into a weird story of people stuck on a desert island. I don't have a good idea what the point of this movie was supposed to be. It seems aimless, and there are things like the two pursuers of the title figure that are never explained. There is some nice Israeli scenery, but a good look only goes a little way in a movie - you need a good story and well-written characters as well, and this movie simply doesn't have those two important things.

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