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Plot: Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity. Runtime: 95 mins Release Date: 18 Nov 1988
Relive the excitement of the 60's . . . Enjoy!!! (by Zoe-18)
If you've never experienced the turbulence and confusion of the 60's . . . this film gives a good "feel" . . . the music alone captures the experience and "feel." . . . I couldn't say this is a great movie . . . but, I can say that this gives one a "great" feel for the 60's and the confusion during the Vietnam war . . . one that exemplifies the reasons why we protested against this war. Watch this movie . . . you wouldn't be disappointed . . . you may be enlightened.
It was excellent (by 212)
I am a guy and I actually cried several times in this film although I was on my own so no one saw . It really is a touching film. excellent.
My 15 Minutes (by CompnyBiz)
My son and I were in this movie, filmed in and around Savannah in November of 1987. We were in my Mother In Law's 1970 dark brown Plymouth, driving by the bus, just as her son, standing outside the bus, is saluting his Mom, Mariette Hartley. She was jogging up a bridge, near Hardeevile, South Carolina. Her line was, "Don't Die. Don't Die",as he heads off to Vietnam. Mariette later patted my son on the head, telling him how cute he was as a 10 year old boy. She declined to pat me on the head because I wasn't as attractive as my son! After this window of Fame, they cut <more>
our part out. So, I'm still one Pathetic Loser! Being around those stars was fun and they were all very friendly, not caught up in their own success. Thom Brooks Brooks Insurance School SABL Baseball Savannah, Georgia
They were the new generation that the old generation refused to understand. (by mark.waltz)
War in Vietnam is raging, and two old friends from high school are determined to avoid the violence going on overseas. Robert Downey Jr. and Kruger Sutherland give sincere performances in this period drama that was not only the age of Aquarius, but the age of liberation. Women's, blacks, gays. All fighting for their piece of the pie that 200 years of American civil liberties had not really given them. If the rock and roll era of the late 1950's set up the possibility for drastic change, it was the fed-up youth of this era that put real change in motion whether traditional American <more>
society wanted it or not. Now nearly 50 years later, the participants of all of the events which took place are grandparents, sharing their stories as society morphs into new ideals. Of course, you couldn't have a movie about this era without the music which is touching my utilized to dramatize everything going on. Generation gaps, difference in political leanings and all sorts of rebellion are seen, through a political rally that ends in violence, a high school graduation speech touching on fears for the future delivered by Winona Ryder as Downey's younger sister , an LSD overdose and most poignantly, the fears and resentments between Sutherland and his older brother who goes off to Vietnam.The adults seem real here, not cartoon characters or stereotypical squares just outraged by their children's behavior. It's obvious that parents had more fears than their children did, most likely having seen the horrors of the second World War which was supposed to be the last one. Bruce Dern tries to be understanding, but his character, obviously raised to be 100% patriotic, sees it all falling apart all around him. Mariette Hartley, as his wife, runs along side her soldier son's bus, screaming to him in a very tearful moment, "Don't die!" over and over again. Joanna Cassidy is Downey's mom, having a panic attack when he goes into shock following an LSD overdose.Ernest Thompson, the author and director of "On Golden Pond", tells a warm and often funny story here, poignant and real. The brief presence of a gay character who picks both Downey and Sutherland up isn't gratuitous or homophobic, but simply a reflection of the times that showed the anger and relief that went beyond the era of the flower power. With a Maryland setting rather than big city, this gives its perspective that this hit an entire country, not just urban America.Having wanted to see this for years and somehow missed it, I was not disappointed. It is obvious as to why Downey, Sutherland and Ryder went onto great success, even having their share of self-discovery. The generation gap my have been a serious issue, but it has probably lead to a deeper understanding between the estranged generations when the next one grew up and followed even more into rebellion than this one. This is what makes thus movie so timeless because it reflects changes in history that affect everything, including the future.
Granted there wasn't much of a plot to 1969 and the acting was fair, but nevertheless I thought the film did accomplish something important. It made you realize that this kind of "drama" - coping with the aftermath of a Vietnam KIA - played out in tens-of-thousands of homes throughout the country during the '60s and '70s. The sum of all that pain and anguish makes me cringe. I served in South Vietnam from the summer of '68 to the summer of '69 in the USMC and I am glad to see this kind of message portrayed in a movie. It keeps alive the suffering endured by <more>
family and friends from that time. Maybe that sounds morbid but I think it's important for the here and now to acknowledge and remember that suffering. We can use it to give us perspective on how fortunate we are to be able to flourish and live to a ripe old age. For me of course it has special meaning. I could have ended my life at 19 and would have missed so much.But that's what happened to so many. A horrible shame.
a multi-layered film that can be watched on several levels (by jukebox-2)
On the surface, the film is about two friends: one straight, the other into drugs etc. The film explores their relationship. Then there is the dysfunctional families and how they impact on the boys. The backdrop is the vietnam war, the death of family members, and the draft. All these issues intertwine closely making the film complex.The acting is excellent. A film to be watched
Needs to re-released--pre "reagan revolution" view of obligation to dissent (by maisenberg-1)
The reviews of "1969" as cinema are largely right on--it's a neat "little" movie and a credible directorial debut.But it's subtext, the radicalization of the mainstream view is uncannily germane to our present situation in 2007; the basic theme of the screenplay translates to "dissent is not unpatriotic; indeed, it is an obligation in a democracy..". The "clicheing" of antiwar sentiments in so many other especially post-1994 films especially the notion that anti-Vietnam sentiment was the province of drug-clouded hippies and committed <more>
anarchists and the Left is teased apart in a series of "proxy" vignettes about a university building takeover, a draft-office break-in, and a Marine KIA funeral. These are set against a backdrop of not-so cliché themes of value evolution and generational conflict, handled in a manner that warrants re-visitation.I saw this film about 15 years ago, and was impressed by Sutherland at 19-as 19 ! and Downey--and Dern. But now, the film has a message. Biggest drawback for me--soundbite use of terrific 1969-era rock for the soundtrack--great music--in bits and pieces....