In 2176, a magnetic storm erases all recorded history, including the U.S. Constitution, so, three time travelers are sent back to July 4, 1776, to retrieve the heritage, but end up in 1976's Bicentennial, while being perceived as aliens.
Terry feels discriminated against when the summer jobs at Sun Tribune go to 2 guys. She decides to do something about it. She dresses like a guy and gets a haircut. Will students at the other high school notice? Girls notice "him".
Jim Bolton, a well-off businessman from Chicago hears that his daughter is pregnant. Since he did not even know she was seeing anyone he fears the worst. His daughter and the father of his grandchild, marry shortly before Jim's arrival.
A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
A happily married father of two, who hates TV, brings a wedding anniversary gift for his wife, with the desire of a romantic interlude. Nonetheless, daily life chaos ensues, leading to TV screens being kicked in and everybody being angry.
Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers attempt to study this "ideal" civilization. 70's jokes, props and stars abound.Written by
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One of the movie's major pieces of artwork used for movie posters and the CD cover was a spoof of an evolution of man picture with the most evolved being a Disco King man in a white suit. A similar concept was utilized for the later comedy Encino Man (1992). See more »
When Eddie Trojan and Chanel-6 are riding in Eddie's car the song 'Don't Fear The Reaper' by Blue Oyster Cult is playing. The date is July 4, 1976. 'Don't Fear The Reaper' was not recorded until August 1976, and it became a billboard hit in November 1976. See more »
Dr. Von Mobil:
We, the People, have a right to remain silent. Anything you say may be used against you. One nation, invisible, with Liberty and Christmas for all.
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The closing credits of the movie featured the zodiac sign symbol of each cast and crew member on the production next to their name. See more »
We're An American Band
Written by Don Brewer
Performed by Grand Funk Railroad
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Really no complaints here. This was great attempt from director Lucas Reiner, who has brought us a funny but insightful comedy, not to mention a film that brings on the full feel of the 70's as a whole. Strangely inspirational too. Aside from the odd characters, and the odd behavior, I found this film to be a gem. There's something about it you cannot help but to like, and the message ( or messages) it sends the viewer may be captured or dismissed, but either way, chances are you will like this movie. Two stoner teens from the year 2176 use their time machine ( which is interior design is made from our current paper currency. Awesome!) to the year destination 1776 to talk to one of the founding fathers ( George Washington, I would presume) into getting information on how to fix the problems existing 400 years in the future. There lies a new problem! The machine screws up, and sends them to the year, not 1776, but 1976! Can they still find the information they need to save our future? In the meantime, its nothing but a blast there. An artifact must be obtained. Something has to be saved here! And the film just stands proud with its shameless 70's ways and attitudes, along with the music you loved and enjoyed if you are alive long enough to remember. I think this movie is worth your time, give it a chance. There's at least one laugh out loud scene, and no matter who you are, you should find it.
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