Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ...
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A young filmmaker in 1960s Paris juggles directing a cheesy sci-fi debacle, directing his own personal art film, coping with his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend, and a new-found infatuation with the sci-fi film's starlet.
Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers attempt to study this "ideal" civilization. 70's jokes, props and stars abound.Written by
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Chris and Tommy have numerous patches sewn onto their jeans. One of the boys has a patch on his leg depicting Gene Simmons from his Kiss solo album. This film was set during the Bicentennial - 1976. The Kiss solo albums were released on September 18, 1978. See more »
Let's take a look at the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, because in a sense that's where it all starts: A lie from the President to manipulate Congress in order to fund an undeclared war? Now not only does this render the Tripartite system functionally useless, but it's clearly a violation of the Oath of Office prescribed by the Constitution itself.
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The closing credits of the movie featured the zodiac sign symbol of each cast and crew member on the production next to their name. See more »
This is a near-flawless retro-style period comedy chock-full of sight-gags, pop culture jokes, great 70s music, and downright hilariously great casting. Really, you don't need to know the plot! If you know the 1970s in America, you are guaranteed to get 90% of the jokes! Otherwise, if you have no experience with 1970s pop culture, you might want to skip it. It's definitely funny without that knowledge, but it's 100 times funnier with it!
David Cassidy plays the proverbial straight guy surrounded by lunatics, as he tries to rescue the future by time traveling to 1776 (oops, 1976!). The McDonald brothers of Redd Kross are the two hippie kids trying to help Cassidy and his team from the future. Why the McDonalds didn't get a 10 picture deal after this, I'll never know: they're incredibly fun to watch! Cassidy's team includes Olivia d'Abo and the brilliant physical comedy of Geoff Hoyle (he steals every scene he's in).
While I loathe, loathe, LOATHE period films that try to do the 60s and 70s by using obviously fake beards and wigs, misguided music and slightly-off props; this film nails it. I have yet to see a contemporary film do the 70s this perfectly. The costumes, hair, actors, script, everything is dead-on. It also helps to have a ton of authentic 70s character actors, comedians and musicians turning in spot-on, expertly directed cameos!
As I said, you might not like it if you weren't there. But if you were, this is your own private time machine back to 1976: You really can't go wrong with this film!
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