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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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Joseph Sargent

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Bruce Feldman
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deadly Desire See more »

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Metromedia Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
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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17 July 2002 | by hawktwoSee all my reviews

These comments come from the memory of seeing this movie when it was first on television. Although it says the movie was made in 1970, it was more like 72-73 when it was aired.

My experience as a teenager in the United States in the late 60's was similar to this movie although I did not grow up in the suburbs. The Vietnam War protests had split the generations. Our parents, who had survived WW2 were grateful for the suburban homes and cars. We teenagers were not going to fight a useless war. In many homes, this led to a deep rift that lasted for years. It was not unusual for young teens to simply leave home. In many cases, it was at the pushing of the parents. (Now as a parent, I would have died of a broken heart had my teens left). This movie depicts one story of a teenager (Sally Field) who leaves home. She experiences a lot of horrors that cause her to return. But she discovers that although she has changed, the home has not.


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