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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 »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 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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Taglines:

Let the sun shine in! [USA theatrical] See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was John Savage's second consecutive Vietnam War movie. He had co-starred in The Deer Hunter (1978). See more »

Goofs

During Claude's bus trip at the start of the film, he passes a field of ripe orange pumpkins, indicating autumn. When he gets to New York, specifically after the party where George stops the car, yellow forsythia are in bloom indicating spring, and the trees are all green. See more »

Quotes

Steve: We'll have it
[the money]
Steve: for you at four o'clock.
Berger: See, that's just what my other problem is, man.
Steve: What?
Berger: You're full of shit.
[Sheila laughs]
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Connections

Spoofed in Mannequin (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Electric Blues
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by Leata Galloway an Cyrena Lomba
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A classic musical!
10 November 2004 | by stalzz64See all my reviews

Now more than ever we need Peace & Love in this world!

This film really showcases the wonderful music of the Broadway show, and the fabulous Choreography of the legendary Twila Tharp! I saw it again after many years, and it still holds up well.

Thank you, MGM/UA for putting this on DVD! I love the option of seeing in Widescreen. MGM rocks for doing this on many of their DVD releases.

Ya gotta love Treat Williams as Berger and John Savage as Claude. They couldn't have picked better actors & actresses for this film! Beverly D'Angelo is such a 'hot mama' in this film--I had forgotten just how hot! WOW!

The supporting cast is absolutely great,

with the late great Nell Carter making a singing cameo in a couple of scenes, as well as the kooky Charlotte Ray (Mrs. Garrett on 'Facts Of Life')

The story gets a little weak toward the end, but the anti-war sentiment of the late 60's still holds up, and is relevant today.

It's beautifully filmed (quite a bit on location) and is so colorful and lovely and really brings the spirit of 1968 back on the big screen.

I saw this movie when it was released in 1979 when I was 15, and was moved by it then, and it still moves me now at 40. Some other reviews on here say they think it should have been made sooner--I don't think Hollywood was ready to make such a movie back in the late 60's-early 70's.

The Vietnam War ended in 1975, and the whole thing hit a little too close to home, I think for this story to be filmed before it was (like in 1969, 70, 71)

Bravo to Director Milos Foreman! I love this film!!!!!!!

It's nice to see it again, this time on DVD. It never looked better!


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Details

Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hair See more »

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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Technical Specs

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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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