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The '70s (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 30 April 2000
Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.


Peter Werner


Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (story) (as Jeffrey Fiskin), Mitch Brian (story) | 3 more credits »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Rowe ... Byron Shales
Guy Torry ... Dexter Johnson
Vinessa Shaw ... Eileen Wells
Amy Smart ... Christie Shales
Kathryn Harrold ... Connie Wells
Graham Beckel ... Paul Wells
Laurel Moglen Laurel Moglen ... Wendy
Tina Lifford ... Aunt Olavee
Leslie Silva ... Yolanda
Chandra West ... Elizabeth
Robert Joy ... Hal Shales
Jeannetta Arnette ... Doris Shales
Michael Easton ... Nick
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Jo-Jo (8)
Robert Bailey Robert Bailey ... Jo-Jo (8)


Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sexuality, language and violence






Release Date:

30 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A '70-es évek See more »

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(2 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The company that Eileen works for, and which she eventually sues for sexual discrimination, is referred to throughout as "D,C and H." We learn those letters stand for "Dewey, Conham, and Howe" - an ancient joke-name for a law firm (along with its variations "Dewey, Cheatam and Howe" and "Cheatam and Steele"). See more »


When Byron shows up for Dexter's wedding, Dexter makes the comment that the bride is ready for the "Rumble In The Jungle". This wedding scene is happening in late 1972 or early 1973. The "Rumble In The Jungle" (boxing match between Ali & Foreman which spawned the expression) was October 30, 1974. No way he would've used this expression at the time of the wedding. See more »


Doris Shales: But Byron... it's Christmas!
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Features Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Amazing piece of TV
11 April 2001 | by dannyrSee all my reviews

Compared to The 60's (1999), The 70's was a piece of television genius. Although there were some historical innacuracies, I was impressed overall at the way that the film makers were able to portray the heartache and disbelif felt within the USA and around the world during the decade that shaped the way the world looked at itself.

I am, however, concerned about the fact that the next mini-series to be produced, in order, will be The 80's :)

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