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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
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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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A preview cut of this film was shown at "Star Wars Celebration IV" in Los Angeles. Appropriately enough, it was shown on 5-25-2007, the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). After ten more years of additional work on the film, the final cut was released nationally on 5-25-17, on the 40th anniversary of the same occasion. See more »

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Herb Lightman: Because Hollywood is the least likely place on the planet Earth for anyone's dreams to EVER come true.
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Spoofs 6-18-67 (1967) 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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