|Directed by||Miloš Forman|
|Produced by||Michael Butler|
|Written by||Gerome Ragni|
|Music by||Galt MacDermot|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||March 14, 1979|
|Running time||121 min. Jan Tomáš Forman (ˈjan ˈtomaːʃ ˈforman born February 18, 1932) better known as Miloš Forman (ˈmɪloʃ ˈforman is a Czech-American Michael Butler (born in Chicago Illinois) is an American Theatrical producer best known for bringing the rock musical Hair from the Gerome Bernard Ragni ( September 11, 1935 - July 10, 1991) was an American actor singer and Songwriter, best known as the co-author James Rado (born James Radomski in 1932 is an American actor writer and Composer, best known as the co-author along with Gerome Ragni, of the groundbreaking 1960s ---- John Savage (born John Youngs; August 25, 1949) is an American film Actor, producer, Production manager, Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is an American actor who has appeared on film stage and television over the course of his prolific career Beverly D'Angelo (born November 15 1951 is an American Singer and Actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon's Annie Golden (born October 19 1951) is an American actress and singer Dorsey Wright (born 1957) is an American Actor. Wright was born in The Bronx, New York Donnie Dacus (pronounced DAY-cus born October 12, 1951 in Galena Park Texas) is an American Guitarist and Songwriter. Nell Carter ( September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and film stage and television actress Cheryl Barnes is a singer who starred in Miloš Forman ’s Hair (musical as the mother of Hud’s little son Richard J Bright ( June 28, 1937 – February 18, 2006) was an American actor known for his role as Al Neri in the Galt MacDermot (born December 18, 1928 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian Pianist, Composer and writer of Miroslav Ondříček is a Czech Cinematographer with a body of work spanning over 40 films including Amadeus, Ragtime This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group. Events 1489 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar)|
Hair is a 1979 film based on the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam war draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The year 1979 in film involved some significant events Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode Hair The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a Rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Conscription (also known as the draft, the call-up or national service) is a general term for involuntary labor demanded by some established authority The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world The hippies introduce him to their environment of marijuana, acid, unorthodox relationships and wedding songs. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a
The film was directed by Miloš Forman, who was nominated for a César Award for his work on the film. A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Jan Tomáš Forman (ˈjan ˈtomaːʃ ˈforman born February 18, 1932) better known as Miloš Forman (ˈmɪloʃ ˈforman is a Czech-American César Award for Best Foreign Film 1976 - Profumo di donna - Dino Risi Aguirre Cast members include Treat Williams, John Savage, Beverly D'Angelo, Don Dacus of the rock band Chicago, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Nell Carter, Ellen Foley as well as Johnny Maestro, Jim Rosica and Fred Ferrara of the rock group The Brooklyn Bridge. Treat Williams (born December 1, 1951) is an American actor who has appeared on film stage and television over the course of his prolific career ---- John Savage (born John Youngs; August 25, 1949) is an American film Actor, producer, Production manager, Beverly D'Angelo (born November 15 1951 is an American Singer and Actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Ellen Griswold in the National Lampoon's Donnie Dacus (pronounced DAY-cus born October 12, 1951 in Galena Park Texas) is an American Guitarist and Songwriter. Chicago is a Rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago Illinois. The band began as a politically charged sometimes experimental rock band and later moved to a predominately Annie Golden (born October 19 1951) is an American actress and singer Dorsey Wright (born 1957) is an American Actor. Wright was born in The Bronx, New York Nell Carter ( September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and film stage and television actress Ellen Foley (born June 5, 1951 in St Louis, Missouri) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on Broadway and on Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is an American musical group best known for their rendition of Jimmy Webb ’s " The Worst That Could Happen Johnny Maestro and The Brooklyn Bridge is an American musical group best known for their rendition of Jimmy Webb ’s " The Worst That Could Happen Dance scenes were choreographed by Twyla Tharp and performed by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation. Twyla Tharp (born July 1 1941) is a American Dancer and Choreographer. The film was nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe Award, and Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe as New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner
In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, a naive farm boy from Oklahoma named Claude (John Savage) heads to New York City to enlist in the Army and serve in the Vietnam War. In Central Park, he meets a troupe of free-spirited hippies led by a young man named Berger (Treat Williams), who introduce him to a debutante (Beverly D'Angelo). Inevitably, Claude is sent off to boot camp in Nevada, but Berger and his band of merry pranksters do what they can to rescue Claude from a tour of duty in Vietnam.
A few verses from "Manchester, England" and a small portion of "Walking In Space" have been removed. The film omits the songs "The Bed", "Dead End", "Oh Great God of Power", "I Believe in Love", "Going Down", "Abie Baby," "Air," "My Conviction," "Frank Mills," and "What a Piece of Work is Man" from the musical. The latter five songs were originally recorded for the film, but were eventually cut, as they slowed the pace of the film. They can be found on the motion picture soundtrack album, although they were omitted on the 1990 reissue. While the songs "Don't Put It Down" and "Somebody To Love" are not specifically sung by characters in the movie, they are both used as background or instrumental music for scenes at the army base. There are several other differences from songs in the movie and as they appear on the soundtrack, mainly in omitted verses and different orchestrations.
The plot is changed in the film. Many of the songs have been shortened, sped up, rearranged, or assigned to different characters to allow for the differences in plot. Opinions are mixed as to whether the film was an improvement over the stage show.
In the original stage show, the character Claude Bukowski is a hippie who eventually joins the army and is sent to Vietnam. The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially In the movie, the plot was changed so that Claude comes to New York City from Oklahoma after he is drafted and befriends a group of hippies before being sent to Army training camp. They introduce him to their psychedelically-inspired style of living, and eventually drive to Nevada to visit him at a training camp. In the play, Claude is from "dirty, mucky, polluted Flushing," in Queens, but wishes he was from "Manchester, England," which explained why he sang a song with that title. The song remains in the film, though with a joking introduction by Berger - "he just got off the boat" - to make it apply to Oklahoma native Claude.
In the musical, Sheila Franklin is a hippie who falls in love with Berger, not Claude. Jeannie was "knocked up" by a speed freak, not by either Woof or Hud.
Arguably, the most extreme change is Berger's death in the finale. In the original play it is Claude who dies in Vietnam.