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Purple Haze (1982)

R | | Drama | October 1982 (USA)
The film opens in Princeton University, 1968, where Matt Caulfield and his friends are watching television. There, they witness President Lyndon B. Johnson inform us of his plans not to ... See full summary »

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Peter Nelson ...
Matt Caulfield
Chuck McQuary ...
Jeff Maley
Bernard Baldan ...
Derek Savage
Susanna Lack ...
Kitty Armstrong
Bob Breuler ...
Walter Caulfield
Joanne Bauman ...
Margaret Caulfield
Katy Horsch ...
Phoebe Caulfield
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Angela
Tommy O'Brien ...
Marcus
Dan Jones ...
Dorm Snitch
Don Bakke ...
NCO #1
James Craven ...
NCO #2
John Speckhardt ...
Oath Officer
Jean Ashley ...
Mrs. Maley
Sara Hennessy ...
Lori
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The film opens in Princeton University, 1968, where Matt Caulfield and his friends are watching television. There, they witness President Lyndon B. Johnson inform us of his plans not to rerun in the upcoming election. Upon hearing of his plans, Matt and the rest of the students celebrate by smoking marijuana. An uncool student from next door is disturbed by the boys' racket, and upon being pelted with junk food by the boys for telling them to be quiet, he calls the police. Within minutes, Matt and his roommates are caught smoking, and are banned from college campus. Matt returns home to his family, where he is faced with various issues before being shipped off to Vietnam. Source: Wikipedia (no source cited).. please someone update this!!. Written by Unknown source

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It's the summer of 1968. And Matt Caulfield is about to grow up the hard way. See more »

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Performed by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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neat little film, with good characterizations
20 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very good little character study about a young man who drops out of college in the late 60's, at the height of political and emotional turmoil. Problems arise in the young man's home life, and subsequently he is drafted to Vietnam. The film follows his journey from college life to home life, highlighting in a trip to the army base aboard a bus. The ending is simply unforgettable! Excellent use of period music.


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