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Riot on Sunset Strip (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama | March 1967 (USA)
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LA police captain attempts to appease Sunset Strip businessmen objecting to hippy youths hanging out, by setting a curfew. The cop also thinks the kids have a right to be there, until his estranged daughter joins the counter-culture crowd.

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Arthur Dreifuss
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Ray ... Walt Lorimer
Mimsy Farmer ... Andrea Dollier
Michael Evans ... Frank Tweedy
Laurie Mock ... Liz-Ann Barbrey
Tim Rooney ... Grady Toss
Bill Baldwin ... Stokes
Anna Strasberg Anna Strasberg ... Helen Tweedy (as Anna Mizrahi)
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Margie
Schuyler Hayden ... Herbie (as Schuyler Haydn)
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... Flip
Pat Renella Pat Renella ... Perry
Forrest Lewis Forrest Lewis ... Aynsley
George E. Carey George E. Carey ... Arnow
John Hart ... Pritchard
Dick Winslow ... Curtis
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Storyline

A police captain (Aldo Ray) is caught between businesses operating on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip who don't like the punks hanging out, and his belief in allowing the kids their rights. But when his daughter (Mimsy Farmer) gets involved with an unruly bunch, his attitude starts to change. Written by filmfactsman

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See for yourself their Mod, mad world... without law or license, morals or manners, God or goal! See more »

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Infierno en Sunset Street See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Four-Leaf Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Bullhorn Policeman: Clear this area. Everyone under 18 must be off the streets by 10 o'clock or be subject to arrest. Alright, move it! Do not block the sidewalks.
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"and "The Longhairs" from Sunset Strip" See more »

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Good film about the 1960's counter-culture
27 October 2003 | by sol-kaySee all my reviews

"Riot on Sunset Strip" is mostly about a father and his estranged daughter whom he hasn't seen in over four years until one night when the past catches up with him. Divorced from his wife, who's a hopeless alcoholic, Lieut. Walt Lormier, Aldo Ray, puts all of his work and energies into being a policeman in charge of keeping the Sunset Strip safe from unruly young people. Unknow to Lormier his daughter Andy, Mimsy Farmer, is one of them.

Living the wild life because she has no home life at all Andy gets in with the wrong crowd and ends up getting stung out on hallucinogenic drugs. Later in the movie Andy gets gang-raped by some of her "friends" whom she hung out with.

Realistic film about the 1960's drug and counter-culture with Aldo Ray playing a tough but caring cop who's dedication to his job as a policeman took something away from his responsibility as a father to his daughter Andy who goes from harmless parting Saturday nights to almost overdosing on hard drugs. With fine supporting roles by Michael Evens as Sgt. Tweedy, who is Lieut. Lorimer's best friend, and Anna Mizrahi as Mrs. Tweedy who tries to get him and Andy together before she ends up getting wasted on drugs or even dead.

Not as preachy and sanctimonious as most films about the youth culture was back then and even gives the young people a chance to make their point which if anything is very honest and reasonable compared to the older folks who want the "Strip" protected for them and their businesses from "The Invasion of the Longhairs".

The final sequence in the police station between father and daughter was very simple and at the same time very moving and made watching the movie, with all the bad and negative events in it, worth while.


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