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Rude Awakening (1989)

R | | Comedy | 16 August 1989 (USA)
In the 1960s, two hippies go off into the jungle to evade the FBI. When they come back to New York in the 1980s, their fellow hippie friends have become rich yuppies.

Writers:

Neil Levy (story), Neil Levy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cheech Marin ... Jesús Monteya
Eric Roberts ... Fred Wook
Julie Hagerty ... Petra Black
Robert Carradine ... Sammy Margolin
Buck Henry ... Lloyd Stool
Louise Lasser ... Ronnie Summers
Cindy Williams ... June Margolin
Andrea Martin ... April Stool
Cliff De Young ... Agent Brubaker
Dion Anderson ... Dr. Binibon
Peter Boyden Peter Boyden ... Dr. Childs
Nick Wyman Nick Wyman ... Dr. Abbott (as Nicholas Wyman)
Michael Luciano Michael Luciano ... Martin
Amy Glass Amy Glass ... 1st Twin
Becky Glass Becky Glass ... 2nd Twin
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Storyline

In the late 1960s, two hippies are forced to leave their friends as they are wanted by the FBI, who see them as criminals. They hide in the jungle for 20 years, secluded from the outside war. In the late 1980s, they find out that a secret war is about to start in the US, and decided to return to New York to tell someone about it. What they find when they return is that all of their fellow hippies have become rich yuppies, like everyone else, and that no one wants to save the world anymore -- they just want to buy it. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They came back after 20 years to find nobody wants to save the world-- They just want to buy it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In the UK the film was heavily advertised on several commercial radio stations, especially on London's CAPITAL RADIO, yet was not advertised on TV.. See more »

Quotes

April Stool: I'm fucking the gardener.
Lloyd Stool: I hate you.
April Stool: I don't care.
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Crazy Credits

Before closing credits: "This picture is dedicated to all the people who care about the planet.

BE GOOD" See more »

Connections

References Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Conga
Written by Enrique Elías García (as Enrique Garcia)
Performed by The Miami Sound Machine (as Miami Sound Machine)
Courtesy of CBS Records
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Horrible
28 November 2005 | by p1tomSee all my reviews

This is the only movie I ever got up and walked out on in a theater. I remember staring at the ceiling because it was more interesting then this horrible so-called movie. Just awful! The is the movie I judge all other bad movies against. The story was terrible. Very boring. The acting was terrible. I was a fan of Cheech and he is why I decided to see this movie. I also recalled that Cindy Williams was in this movie and that is how I found it on IMDb. I couldn't remember the name it was so bad I didn't want to remember I wasted money back in 1989. Obviously not many people have seen this moving since the vote counts are so low. Lucky them!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Guatemalan Papers See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,121,542, 20 August 1989

Gross USA:

$3,169,719

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,169,719
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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