Rude Awakening (1989)

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Movie Info

Cheech Marin and Eric Roberts play two draft-dodging hippies who flee to a commune in Central America where they stay for 20 years. When they return in 1989 and seek out some of their old NYC buddies, they find they've turned yuppie and things just aren't what they'd expected.

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Richard LaGravenese, Neil Levy
In Theaters:
Runtime:
HBO Video

Cast


as Fred Wook

as Jesus Montea

as April Stool

as Petra Black

as Brubaker

as Dr. Binibon

as Dr. Childs

as Dr. Albert

as Diner at Ronnie's

as Agent Drome

as Agent in Jungle

as Agent in Jungle

as Agent on Street

as Hippie Singer

as Hippie Singer

as Diner at Ronnie's

as Diner at Ronnie's

as La Fleck Model

as La Fleck Model

as La Fleck Model

as La Fleck Model

as La Fleck Model

as Agent Blandish

as Lloyd

as Newscaster

as Lawrence

as Faculty Member

as Woman on Street

as Yuppie

as Student at School

as Student at School

as Man at Newsstand

as Student on Street

as Aaron Russo

as Student on Street

as Student on Street
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Critic Reviews for Rude Awakening

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

It's far from being a professional job, but Rude Awakening probably wouldn't be as much fun if it were.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The movie is very uneven, but it does manage to do a couple of crucial things that those tributes haven't. It shows us the zany heart of '60s counterculture, and it reminds us that the zaniness was a form of political expression.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
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It's hard to be against a movie that's against war. Which is the most enthusiastic thing you can say about Rude Awakening, a witty concept that never quite materializes into a movie.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Rude Awakening is utterly without merit, and its "give-peace-a-chance" message during the final credits is lame to the point of being offensive.

Full Review… | July 11, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

A sincere, somewhat nuanced, relatively uncliched, and actually judicious look at both the 60s and 80s and what they mean in relation to each other.

Full Review… | January 14, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Only Louise Lasser, as the vivacious owner of the Nouveau Woodstock vegetarian restaurant, gives any hint of what might have been achieved with a little imagination.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rude Awakening

Hilarious! A personal favorite.

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