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Hometown U.S.A. (1979)

R | | Comedy | 1 June 1979 (USA)
Three 1950s teenagers (Gary Springer, David Wilson, Brian Kerwin) drive around, hang out, listen to music and flirt with girls.


Max Baer Jr. (as Max Baer)


Jesse Vint (story), Jesse Vint (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Springer ... Rodney C. Duckworth (The Rodent)
David Wilson ... Recil Calhoun
Brian Kerwin ... T. J. Swackhammer
Pat Delany Pat Delany ... Marilyn (as Pat Delaney)
Julie Parsons Julie Parsons ... Andrea
Mitzi Hoag ... Mrs. Duckworth
Ned Wertimer ... Mr. Duckworth
Bo Kaprall Bo Kaprall ... Arnold
Betty McGuire ... Mrs. Smith
Michael Prince Michael Prince ... Mr. Smith
Nancy Osborne Nancy Osborne ... Rhina
Cindy Fisher ... Ginger
Deborah Richter ... Dolly (as Debi Richter)
Shirley Broger Shirley Broger ... Joanie (as Shirley Anne Broger)
Jim Bohan Jim Bohan ... Officer Childers


Three 1950s teenagers (Gary Springer, David Wilson, Brian Kerwin) drive around, hang out, listen to music and flirt with girls.

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Release Date:

1 June 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

California Graffiti See more »

Filming Locations:

Covina, California, USA

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1.85 : 1
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A drunken no-talent Max Baer ruined a good script.
27 January 2017 | by jesse3See all my reviews

Allowing Max" Baer to direct HOMETOWN was the mistake of a lifetime. I was signed with Jack Nicolson's agent at the time -- as a writer. They loved the script. Max Baer offered to shoot the film immediately and cut me in on one third of the profits. It seemed attractive at the time. I consented, and it was the number one mistake of my life. This drunken, obnoxious no-talent buffoon screamed at the actors for not being more like he was as Jethro in "The Beverly Hillbillies". He turned out to be a drunken no-class ape that disgusted cast and crew alike. To this day I have never known a more dishonest, lying, cheating criminal than Max Baer Jr. His crass, misogynist, woman beating ways soon became known to the town. People soon learned that he threw his ex-wife threw a plate glass window, broke Donna Cheney's arm when he found out that she was having an affair with an actor, was physically ejected from the Playboy Mansion in 1978 for tirelessly groping women, his live-in supposedly committed suicide by shooting herself in the stomach several years ago, and on and on ad-infinitum. He is the worst person that I have ever met in my lifetime -- with no close seconds.

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