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Hair (1979)

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Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director:

Milos Forman

Writers:

Gerome Ragni (musical book), James Rado (musical book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Savage ... Claude
Treat Williams ... Berger
Beverly D'Angelo ... Sheila
Annie Golden ... Jeannie
Dorsey Wright ... Hud
Don Dacus Don Dacus ... Woof
Cheryl Barnes Cheryl Barnes ... Hud's Fiancee
Richard Bright ... Fenton
Nicholas Ray ... The General
Charlotte Rae ... Lady in Pink
Miles Chapin ... Steve
Fern Tailer Fern Tailer ... Sheila's Mother
Charles Denny Charles Denny ... Sheila's Father
Herman Meckler Herman Meckler ... Sheila's Uncle
Agness Breen Agness Breen ... Sheila's Aunt
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Storyline

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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The "Star Wars" of movie musicals! [Australia Theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dorsey Wright had previously appeared in the Broadway revival of "Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical". See more »

Goofs

During the "Flesh Failures" scene near the end of the film, when the soldiers are marching into the back of the transport plane, the soldiers change places in mid-march. See more »

Quotes

Claude Bukowski: [On his decision to go to war] You do what you have to do, and I'm going to do what I have to do.
Hud: Who are you doing it for?
Claude Bukowski: I'm doing it for *you*, man.
Hud: Oh, don't hand me that. Look, if you're doing it for me, don't, because if the shoe was on the other foot, I wouldn't do it for you.
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Connections

Referenced in Bobby (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Life
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by Treat Williams and chorus
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Timeless
9 October 2004 | by dvmb65See all my reviews

I first saw this film in the early 80's on cable. It was unique as a statement about the sixties, culture, war, music, race, and a bunch of things I'm certain I missed. However about a year ago it came back into my life as I started enjoying it with my son. He's a little young (9) for a lot of the themes in it, but he understands dancing hippies are fun to watch, and he gets the idea that end is ironic. While I can't think of other films in this genre, it does have a stand alone genius I love. It also does a unique justice to Central Park. Most musicals are lost on me, one way or another. "Tommy" was over the top and heavy handed in direction, "Oliver" seemed like crowd control on the silver screen, "The Wall" was so much abstract self important and indulgent dribble, but listening to "Failure of the Flesh" from Hair sounds right for our times today, as it did in the eighties, as it must have in the sixties...truly Timeless.


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Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,284,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,313,606
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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