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Getting Wasted (1980)

R | | Comedy
Cadets at a military academy get involved with the 60's drug culture.

Director:

Paul Frizler

Writers:

John Flaherty (screenplay), Paul Frizler (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Kerwin ... Brad Carson
Cooper Huckabee ... Dwayne Hollister
George O'Hanlon Jr. ... Eric Vaughn
Ken Michelman Ken Michelman ... Al (as Ken Michaelman)
Stephen Furst ... Marshall
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Gary Evans
Stefan Arngrim ... Charlie
Wendy Rastattar Wendy Rastattar ... Paula (as Wendy Rastatter)
Ronnie Claire Edwards ... Mrs. Carson
Jeanne Lange Jeanne Lange ... Miss Lindsey
Tracey Walter ... Space (as Tracey Walters)
Haskell Gordon Haskell Gordon ... Ralph
Fredric Cook ... Commandant
Herb Voland ... Principal McLaughlin
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ... Dr. Carson
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Cadets at a military academy get involved with the 60's drug culture.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Soft Explosion See more »

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Photon Films See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

'Dick Hayne''s last movie. See more »

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References Never a Dull Moment (1968) See more »

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Higher and Higher
Performed by The Modular Band
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Enjoyable Vietnam-Era Comedy
9 September 2010 | by chrisdl_heathSee all my reviews

Despite a low budget, this no frills unpretentious made-for-TV movie I found to be very enjoyable. It's silly and mad-cap. I found it refreshing when I watched it on a late night satellite channel. It's a pity there aren't more like this.

The cast gel together well and the direction and editing are reasonably slick. It was produced at a time when made-for-TV movies were often better than what was at the box-office.

Don't listen to those who say it's a load of rubbish - it isn't! It captures the period nicely and there is a clever use of some of the best songs of the time. I'd like to get the DVD, but it doesn't do the movie justice by all accounts.


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