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Purple Haze (1982)

R | | Drama | October 1982 (USA)
The film opens in Princeton University, 1968, where Matt Caulfield and his friends are watching television. There, they witness President Lyndon B. Johnson inform us of his plans not to ... See full summary »

Writers:

Victoria Wozniak (screenplay), David Burton Morris (story) (co-writer)
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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Peter Nelson Peter Nelson ... Matt Caulfield
Chuck McQuary Chuck McQuary ... Jeff Maley
Bernard Baldan Bernard Baldan ... Derek Savage
Susanna Lack Susanna Lack ... Kitty Armstrong
Bob Breuler Bob Breuler ... Walter Caulfield
Joanne Bauman Joanne Bauman ... Margaret Caulfield
Katy Horsch Katy Horsch ... Phoebe Caulfield
Heidi Helmer ... Angela
Tommy O'Brien Tommy O'Brien ... Marcus
Dan Jones Dan Jones ... Dorm Snitch
Don Bakke Don Bakke ... NCO #1
James Craven James Craven ... NCO #2
John Speckhardt John Speckhardt ... Oath Officer
Jean Ashley Jean Ashley ... Mrs. Maley
Sara Hennessy Sara Hennessy ... Lori
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The film opens in Princeton University, 1968, where Matt Caulfield and his friends are watching television. There, they witness President Lyndon B. Johnson inform us of his plans not to rerun in the upcoming election. Upon hearing of his plans, Matt and the rest of the students celebrate by smoking marijuana. An uncool student from next door is disturbed by the boys' racket, and upon being pelted with junk food by the boys for telling them to be quiet, he calls the police. Within minutes, Matt and his roommates are caught smoking, and are banned from college campus. Matt returns home to his family, where he is faced with various issues before being shipped off to Vietnam. Source: Wikipedia (no source cited).. please someone update this!!. Written by Unknown source

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It's the summer of 1968. And Matt Caulfield is about to grow up the hard way. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bíborköd See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Purple Haze See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

A Whiter Shade of Pale
Written by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher
Performed by Procol Harum
Courtesy of Cube Records
Essex Music, Inc.
Essex Music International
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One of the best period movies I've ever seen.
18 August 2006 | by ckimmell66See all my reviews

This movie portrays the common teen attitude of the late 60's and is a useful as well as humorous look at an era that some of us never knew. I've seen this movie in the early 90's and I now wish I could share it with my kids. Even the disgruntled teens of today would relate to PURPLE HAZE.

PURPLE HAZE is a highly overlooked classic. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll find yourself relating to one or more of the leading characters, being drawn in like a close friend or family member is telling you this story.

The soundtrack is equally awesome and everybody should INSIST that this movie be returned to print.

Great acting, plot, irony, ending...........


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