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Director:
Writers:
Baruch Verthaim (english dialogue)
Amos Sefer (script)
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Release Date:
1972 (Israel) See more »
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Right-On! See more »
Plot:
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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Genuine if inept Hippie manifesto See more (10 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Thanks
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
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ha-Trempist" - Israel (original title)
"The Hitch Hiker" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The film deliberately avoids specifying the locale, substituting "your country" and "you people" for Israel.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
American Hippie Mike:They turned me into a murdering machine.See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Genuine if inept Hippie manifesto, 19 May 2015
Author: HEFILM from French Polynesia

This feels like the people who made it actually believed in it, in the Hippie credo. It also feels like they kind of made it up as they went along and don't really know how to make a movie.

The best scene is a silent nightmare sequence both in a funny way and in an inspired way--too bad the whole film can't live up to this level. And the basic idea of a hippie Lord of the Flies is good too. But the action and violence is all laugh out loud poorly done and the long scenes of hippie talk need better actors or an actual script.

The music is quite good at times but gets repeated as do the nice travel shots out into the barren wilds.

The surreal nature of the two "Mine" figures and much of the rest of it feels like a stage troop decided to film a half rehearsed stage show and that's what we have. Camp by definition.

Is it slow, well let's just say scenes go on as long as possible, sometimes that has a retro, you-should-have-been-there quality. Others make you glad you can fast forward.

It's well worth a look if you either like and or like to laugh at hippies at their pure core. Also a little different as it's sort of a culture clash of American Hippie and Euro Hippie. They just needed some real actors and a real filmmaker to put it over, though the lead isn't bad and looks the part. Oh yes there are naked hippie chicks.

A fun, if pokey, movie that you have to see just to say you've seen it all. Get with it.

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