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Claude Bukowski leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly embraced into the hippie group of youngsters led by Berger, yet he's already been drafted. He soon falls in love with Sheila Franklin, a rich girl but still a rebel inside.

Director:

Milos Forman

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Gerome Ragni (musical book), James Rado (musical book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Savage ... Claude Hooper Bukowski
Treat Williams ... George Berger
Beverly D'Angelo ... Sheila Franklin
Annie Golden ... Jeannie Ryan
Dorsey Wright ... Lafayette aka Hud
Don Dacus Don Dacus ... Woof
Cheryl Barnes Cheryl Barnes ... Hud's Fiancee
Richard Bright ... Fenton
Nicholas Ray ... The General
Charlotte Rae ... Lady in Pink
Miles Chapin ... Steve Wright
Fern Tailer Fern Tailer ... Sheila's Mother
Charles Denny Charles Denny ... Sheila's Father
Herman Meckler Herman Meckler ... Sheila's Uncle
Agness Breen Agness Breen ... Sheila's Aunt
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Storyline

This movie, based on the cult Broadway musical of the 60s, tells a story about Claude, a young man from Oklahoma who comes to New York City. There he strikes up a friendship with a group of hippies, led by Berger, and falls in love with Sheila, a girl from a rich family. However, their happiness is short because Claude must go to the Vietnam war. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Let the sun shine in . . . all over again! See more »


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Country:

West Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1979 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kosa See more »

Filming Locations:

Barstow, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,284,463
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Company Credits

Production Co:

CIP Filmproduktion GmbH See more »
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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cheryl Barnes had previously appeared in the Broadway stage productions of "Godspell" and "Jesus Christ Superstar." In the magazine 'Turnaround', Director Milos Forman said of Barnes' audition, "As she started to sing the tune she had prepared, a hush came over the room. She had a voice like a bell, flawless musicality, and great presence." See more »

Goofs

During "Good Morning Starshine," the convertible's rear-view mirror has been removed to get a better shot of Sheila, who is sitting in the middle. Later, when Berger drives to the army camp, the mirror is back where it belongs. See more »

Quotes

Chorus: [singing] Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair, shining gleaming steaming flaxen waxen. Give me it down to there, hair, shoulder length or longer, here, baby, there, mamma, everywhere, daddy daddy hair! Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair!
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Soundtracks

I'm Black
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Treat Williams' and chorus
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"You know I'm hung up on you."
23 October 2003 | by movibuf1962See all my reviews

Yes, HAIR came out in the late 70's. But please don't call it a "disco-era" musical; there isn't a single thing in it that would suggest any detraction from its 1968 period. Judge it on its own merit; too often, a movie is compared to its stage roots and is inevitably crucified. As it is, the film plays out like one long, fantasy trip (whether that trip is substance-enhanced or not is your call)- starting with the "Aquarius" sequence and continuing on to the marvelous set pieces for "Manchester England," "Ain't Got No," "I Got Life," and best of all, the "Electric Blues"/"Hare Krishna" fantasy which shows lovers John Savage and Beverly D'Angelo literally flying through their own wedding ceremony. (BTW, the woman singing "Aquarius" in the film's opening is not Melba Moore, but Ren Woods- a wonderful singer-actress seen a lot on TV in the 70's, and star of the Los Angeles production of "The Wiz.") The opening Twyla Tharp corps-de-ballet shot right on the Central Park grounds- with Woods' solo in a dizzying 360 camera pan- is an awesome start to a rock-infested musical. Ms. Moore (who performed in the original Broadway HAIR) appears later in the film singing "3-5-0-0" with Ronnie Dyson in the war protest scene shot in Washington, DC. And there are moments- like the "Walking In Space" basic training sequence or the simple close-up on Cheryl Barnes's torch solo "Easy To Be Hard-" which are just plain astonishing.


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