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Hair (1979)

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.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Don Dacus ...
Cheryl Barnes ...
Hud's Fiancee
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Fenton
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The General
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Fern Tailer ...
Sheila's Mother
Charles Denny ...
Sheila's Father
Herman Meckler ...
Sheila's Uncle
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! [USA theatrical] See more »


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PG | See all certifications »

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9 May 1979 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Kosa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,284,463 (USA)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Emily Soares at the 'Turner Classic Movies' website, "the only casting regret [director Milos] Forman has is for director Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause (1955)) in the role of The General. Though he performed well, Ray had to endure clouds of heavy smoke for his big scene, and it was only weeks later that Forman learned he was dying of lung cancer". See more »

Goofs

Moments after swimming in Central Park lake, Hud's afro is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Berger: Where you from?
Claude Bukowski: Oklahoma.
Jeannie: listen man I know what how it feels, I used to come from Kansas myself.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Helter Skelter Murders (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Donna
Music by Galt MacDermot
Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Performed by Treat Williams with Annie Golden, Don Dacus and Dorsey Wright
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Warning: Highly Addictive, You May even find yourself singing along!
20 November 2003 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

One night at home I had nothing to do, and I saw that Hair was on t.v. later. I was curious about it, I mean I had no idea what to expect. I had heard people make fun of it, and I had heard people praise it. So I had to watch, I had to have an opinion.

At the beginning of the film, I enjoyed The Age of Aquarius number, and was intrigued. However, when the number Hair came on, I didn't know how to react. I wanted to laugh at it and change the channel, I didn't want my siblings to make fun of me. Yet the song, though a little stupid, was also catchy. I kept watching. After I was finished watching the entire film, I had no idea what had just happened. I didn't know if I liked it or not, I did know that I wanted to see it again.

This is a strangely addicting film. I watched it three more times in the days following, and my final verdict is, I love it! I can't help it. It's just so fun! The fist time I watched it I was mocking it, but by the third time viewing it I was in anticipation over when the number Hair would come on so I could sing along. I especially loved the song, How Can People Be So Hard, it's a different pace from the majority of the film. What can I say, when it was over I was singing the songs in my head for weeks. I just have to buy it. I highly recommend this film to musical lovers (especially if you love musicals like The Who's Tommy). And although I know I would never be a hippie, this film makes me want to say "Heck with work, I'm going to grow out my hair so fleas can live in it!" Watch it, but beware, I think it just might do the same for you!!!


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