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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Byron Shales
... Dexter Johnson
... Eileen Wells
... Christie Shales
... Connie Wells
... Paul Wells
Laurel Moglen ... Wendy
... Aunt Olavee
Leslie Silva ... Yolanda
... Elizabeth
... Hal Shales
... Doris Shales
... Nick
... Jo-Jo (8)
Robert Bailey ... Jo-Jo (8)
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Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

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

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Byron gets caught up in the Hard Hat Riot. The Hard Hat Riot occurred on May 8, 1970 (4 days after Kent State.) However, the movie shows it happening well after that. See more »

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

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History in the faking...
16 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

I certainly hope no one took this movie as history. Music and events were chronologically incorrect throughout the entire 4 hours. It seems that the picture was made entirely to sell advertising time to record companies to advertise their re-released music of the 70s as if you couldn't hear every one of these songs on any given "Classic Rock" station in any given city at any given time. Events and moods were captured well but not chronologically correct - for example: How could 'Whatever Gets you Though the Night' be playing during the 1972 Presidential campaign when the song wasn't released until 1974? How did they get a clip of Jack Benny on the Tonight Show they were watching at Christmas 1975 when Benny died in December of 1974? Why was there a streaker at the 1972 Presidential election party when the streaking fad took place in winter/spring 1974? It seems today, as far as TV writers are concerned, the 1970s were just one year and everything happened during it! I was there for the 1970s and I can assure you that 1971 was very different from 1978 but you'd never know it based on this pseudo-restrospective. Obviously the makers of this film were not as concerned about historical accuracy, as they were with portraying every event they could remember that occurred in the 1970s. It didn't matter when or where in the 1970s, just fit it in where you can, the order doesn't matter. If history were taught this way, we'd never know the truth about anything.


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