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Revolution (1968)

Not Rated | | Documentary, History, Music | 1 July 1968 (USA)
A documentary that explores the counterculture of San Francisco in the mid-1960's. In HD.


Jack O'Connell


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Barry Melton Barry Melton ... Himself (as Country Joe and the Fish)
Steve Miller ... Himself (as Steve Miller Band)
Tracy Nelson Tracy Nelson ... Herself
Quicksilver Messenger Service Quicksilver Messenger Service ... Themselves
Steve Miller Band ... Themselves
Cecil Williams Cecil Williams ... Himself (as Rev. Cecil Williams)


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

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GASP at the wild mad parties that defy description. SHOCK at the dangerous unknown drugs that destroy them! LAUGH at their dirt, actions and freakish clothes! See more »


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Release Date:

1 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Epanastatimeni genia See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Production Co:

Omicron See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Followed by The Hippie Revolution (1996) See more »


by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Performed by Quicksilver Messenger Service
under license from United Artists Records
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by, for and about hippies
25 November 2003 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

Revolution is kind of interesting at first, just to see Haight Ashbury at the height of hippiedom, but the movie is so shapeless and rambling that by the last half hour I was fast forwarding through dozens of naked hippie chicks because I just couldn't take any more. It's also very strange to see a documentary with a star, in this case Today Malone. There are documentaries that focus on someone, but this seems more like the director had a crush on a girl and decided he would feature her in a movie so he could hang out with her, or something.

One imagines the filmmakers were stoned while shooting and editing. Nothing has any sort of context and amazingly dull, stupid people are allowed to prattle on at great length. Still, watching the movie it does look like it would have been fun to be part of the whole thing.

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