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Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring (1971)

After finding out that the hippie lifestyle isn't as glamorous as the media makes it look, Dennie comes home to find disapproval and judgment at every turn, and her sister Susie wanting to follow in her footsteps.

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Bruce Feldman
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Complete credited cast:
Sally Field ... Denise 'Dennie' Miller
Eleanor Parker ... Claire Miller
Lane Bradbury Lane Bradbury ... Susie Miller
David Carradine ... Flack
Jackie Cooper ... Ed Miller
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Dennie has returned from a year among the hippies to her superficial, image-conscious suburban family. She must face their disapproval of her actions. They refuse to even try to understand. She must also deal with an ex-lover, and a beloved young sister who is following in her footsteps, wanting the idealistic hippie life but making some rash decisions in the process. Written by Molly Malloy

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Release Date:

16 February 1971 (USA) See more »

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Deadly Desire See more »

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Metromedia Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Claire Miller: [in a split-second flashback] Denise!
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Different Day
Music by Earl Robinson; Lyrics by Bruce Feldman
Performed by Linda Ronstadt
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This was reality in the late sixties/early seventies
23 January 2010 | by ssm31See all my reviews

I don't know whether or not Sally Field is proud of this movie, but she should be. I was 14 or 15 when this movie came out on TV and I was deeply affected by it. I grew-up in the suburbs and life during that chaotic and difficult time in America really was like this for suburban teens and teens in general. I saw many, many kids go through similar experiences. Times were changing so drastically that the disconnect between the parent's experiences, lifestyle and ideals and those of their kids spawned the "generation gap". On a personal note, adding to the sadness of watching these kids' experiences was the fact that my older sister (whose nickname was also Deni) and with whom I was very close, was rebelling in painful ways and I was caught in the middle between her and my parents. And yes, my name was Susie as well. Luckily, I was a good kid and I hated what I was witnessing around me and what I saw at the hospitals and lock-up wards of the time, so I went the straight & narrow. Believe it or not, I think this movie helped me. It has stayed with me for almost 40 yrs, so the effect is obvious. A good movie for siblings of teens with problems and a good movie for parents.


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