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5-25-77 (2007)

'77 (original title)
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Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.
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Herb Lightman
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Janet Johnson
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Dr. Callahan
Steve Coulter ...
Bill
Emmi Chen ...
Linda
Katie Jeep ...
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Gwen Kmiec ...
Jody Johnson
Mark Lorenz ...
Donny (as Mark Buenning)
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Doug
Caitlin Barlow ...
Jenny
Ema Tuennerman ...
Dawn
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Jeff Greene
Eric Miles ...
Jay Johnson
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Alienated, hopeful-filmmaker Pat Johnson's epic story growing up in rural Illinois, falling in love, and becoming the first fan of the movie that changed everything.

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Comedy | Drama

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Filming took the span of thirteen years with primary photography from 2004 to 2006, and final additional photography in 2015 and 2016. See more »

Goofs

Some shots show the characters driving on Gurnee, IL roads where Six Flags Great America's "American Eagle" wooden roller coaster can be prominently seen in the background.

The movie is set in 1977, but the American Eagle did not open until the 1981 season. See more »

Quotes

Pat: The Death Star would take out the Enterprise with one shot.
Jenny: The Enterprise has deflector shields!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Spaced Invaders (2016) See more »

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superb coming-of-age story
26 May 2017 | by (Fairfield, Iowa) – See all my reviews

This film was shown at my local art-house theater tonight, and it far exceeded my expectations - I'd seen an earlier version a few years ago and really didn't know what to expect. This is an indie gem, a coming- of-age tale built around the release of the first Star Wars film on May 25, 1977. The filmmaker weaves the lead character's lovable, laughable attempts at Super-8 filmmaking into his high school loves and losses and his breakthrough experiences with other films of the era in a way that is engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking from start to finish. The actors are terrific and very professional, the attention to detail is outstanding, and the production values are top notch. Highly recommended.


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