7.1/10
174
7 user 3 critic

Revolution (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 17 May 1968 (USA)
A documentary that explores the counterculture of San Francisco in the mid-1960's. In HD.

Director:

Jack O'Connell

Writer:

W.H. Manville (consulting writer)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Today Malone Today Malone ... Self
Herb Caen Herb Caen ... Self
R.G. Davis R.G. Davis ... Self (as Ronnie Davis)
Louis Gottlieb Louis Gottlieb ... Self (as Lou Gottlieb)
Ellis D. Sox Ellis D. Sox ... Self
J. Barry Decker J. Barry Decker ... Self
Thomas J. Cahill Thomas J. Cahill ... Self
Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ... Themselves
Steve Miller ... Self (as Steve Miller Band)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kurt Hirschhorn Kurt Hirschhorn ... Self
Country Joe McDonald ... Self (as Country Joe and the Fish)
Barry Melton Barry Melton ... Self (as Country Joe and the Fish)
Cecil Williams Cecil Williams ... Self (as Rev. Cecil Williams)
Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Back in the stone aged we all went to San Fransisco to escape our parents and the Vietnam war. To laugh, dance and love each other. To make love not war.

Director: Jack O'Connell
Stars: Herb Caen, Thomas J. Cahill, Ronnie Davis
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An apolitical college student joins a group of campus protesters to meet girls but gets swept up in their cause and involved in a violent confrontation with police.

Director: Stuart Hagmann
Stars: Bruce Davison, Kim Darby, Bud Cort
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An American student starts working with his Arab colleague while putting all politics aside. However, is his colleague just a regular Joe? Set around the time of Arab-Israeli Six Day War.

Director: John Flynn
Stars: Bruce Davison, Nicol Williamson, Daria Halprin
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A struggling writer dumps a pregnant dancer for a well-off socialite. Later, he realizes his true feelings and opts to make amends.

Director: Jack O'Connell
Stars: Robert Hogan, Melinda Cordell, Tani Guthrie
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

On the run from the police in Athens, a man named Jason has in his possession a microfilm eagerly sought by both criminal gangs and government agencies.

Director: Sergio Corbucci
Stars: Ty Hardin, Michael Rennie, Gordon Mitchell
Mondo Mod (1967)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A look at the "mod" culture of the, visiting the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, going from discotheques to dirt bike competitions, surfing, karate, go-carting, political protests and pot parties.

Director: Peter Perry Jr.
Stars: Humble Harve Miller, Midget Farrelly, Skipper Fats
Documentary | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary about various singers, musicians, artists, astrologers, etc., who attended a "New Age" gathering in Maui, Hawaii.

Director: Chuck Wein
Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Bob Amacker, Baron Bingen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.

Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney
Stars: Stanley Tucci, Ken Kesey, Timothy Leary
The Love-Ins (1967)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A college professor resigns in protest to the dismissal of student underground newspaper workers and later joins their "hippie movement" and becomes their "Messiah."

Director: Arthur Dreifuss
Stars: Richard Todd, James MacArthur, Susan Oliver
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A group of office workers go every Friday afternoon to the White Pyramid, a 50-foot tower of LSD.

Director: Byron Mabe
Stars: Ernie F. Orsatti, Judy Wood, Buck Kartalian
Joanna (1968)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A provincial girl is entangled in the mod morality of London.

Director: Michael Sarne
Stars: Geneviève Waïte, Christian Doermer, Calvin Lockhart
Fillmore (1972)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A dozen rock groups are shown playing in the final five nights of shows leading up the closing of Fillmore West on July 4, 1971.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Bill Graham, Marty Balin, Elvin Bishop
Edit

Storyline

A documentary that explores the counterculture of San Francisco in the mid-1960's. In HD.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

EXPOSED! The Weird Rites of the Hippies. All About the rebellious ones. How they live, love and die in their wild, wild world! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Hippie Revolution (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Without Love
Performed by Mother Earth
under license from United Artists Records
See more »

User Reviews

Rock band footage makes this a valuable artyfact
7 November 2002 | by thrillerclubSee all my reviews

Jack O'Connell produced and directed this patchwork portrait of the hippie scene in 1967. The best parts are the rock band live performance sequences, although some of these clips were staged to appear as though they were filmed at ballroom dance concerts. Which is similar to what other films and TV shows at the time tended to do, rather than film an regularly scheduled club or ballroom dance concert with all the craziness of a real gig in full swing. PETULIA (1967) for example featured Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Co. performing at the unlikely venue of The Fairmont Hotel. PETULIA also captured The Grateful Dead playing on the dance floor - not even on a stage -in a very small club setting. REVOLUTION (later reedited and retitled THE HIPPIE REVOLUTION, briefly released theatrically in 1996) had a soundtrack album of studio takes that doesn't include all of or match versions of songs played live in the movie: Quicksilver Messenger Service are hard to make out in the dark, but perform a rousing "Codine" before the band is abruptly cut away from half way through the number; the all-girl band Ace of Cups perform "The Grass Is Greener" live in the park - sounding about as garage as any SF hippie rockumentary ever get; Dan Hicks of The Charlatans does an acoustic solo ditty called something like "He's Stoned" that's a nice rarity; and I'm not too wild about the footage of Country Joe & the Fish or the early Steve Miller Band but it is after all a hippie movie with Hare Krishnas and everything else that defined the wide-eyed idealism of the age.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Epanastatimeni genia See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed