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Berkeley (2005)

R | | Drama | 12 October 2007 (USA)
Berkeley is the story of Ben Sweet, an eighteen year old boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and ... See full summary »

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Bobby Roth

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Bobby Roth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Roth ... Ben
Laura Jordan ... Sadie
Henry Winkler ... Sy
Sarah Carter ... Alice
Tom Morello ... Blue
Jake Newton ... Henry
Sebastian Tillinger ... Mishkin
Wade Allain-Marcus ... Buddy
Bonnie Bedelia ... Hawkins
Sarah Bibb Sarah Bibb ... Susie
Ruby Roth Ruby Roth ... Pearl
Thomas Gibson ... Thomas the Valet
Reed Diamond ... Ralph
Henry G. Sanders ... Gadsen
Tracey Walter ... Draft Board doctor
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Berkeley is the story of Ben Sweet, an eighteen year old boy who comes to UC Berkeley in 1968 to study accounting and avoid the draft. There begins an odyssey through sex, drugs, rock and roll, and political activism which turns his world upside down and leaves him on a path of exploration and self-discovery, far from the life of his father, Sy Sweet. The film depicts a group of young people protesting the Vietnam War. Written by Anonymous

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It's a movement. It's a party. It's history.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, sexuality, language and some violence

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Trivia

Bonnie Bedelia, Nick Roth Thomas Gibson and Skyler Shay all starred together in Manhood (2003) See more »

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When hitchhiking, Ben is picked up by someone driving a 1973-5 Chevrolet Nova (the front turn signals were located in the bumper through the 1972 model year). See more »

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Great fun
21 July 2008 | by linda_messnerSee all my reviews

I watched with friends from that era and totally and completely enjoyed the movie. I loved the music, the feel of the movie and the acting was good. Henry Winkler did a great job.

I thought the movie captured the feel of the time and the sense of what was happening on college campuses everywhere. Loved the song by Country Joe and the Fish at the end as the credits were rolling that commented on George Bush and the current war very, very accurately. It was a feel good movie but it also made clear the government violence against the protesting students.

I highly recommend the film for those of that era and for those who wish to see "the way it was".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Berkeley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,837, 14 October 2007

Gross USA:

$3,770

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,770
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