Rude Awakening

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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.


Eric Roberts
as Fred Wook
Cheech Marin
as Jesus Montea
Andrea Martin
as April Stool
Julie Hagerty
as Petra Black
Dion Anderson
as Dr. Binibon
Peter Boyden
as Dr. Childs
Nicholas Wyman
as Dr. Albert
Ed Fry
as Agent Drome
Patrick John Hurley
as Agent in Jungle
Daniel Chapman
as Agent in Jungle
Bill Carraro
as Agent on Street
David Peel
as Hippie Singer
Greg Rex
as Hippie Singer
Dr. Timothy Leary
as Diner at Ronnie's
Jerry Rubin
as Diner at Ronnie's
Bobby Seale
as Diner at Ronnie's
Rosanna Iversen
as La Fleck Model
Michael Louden
as La Fleck Model
Charlie Gates
as La Fleck Model
Darrick Harris
as La Fleck Model
Janet Harper
as La Fleck Model
Larry Attile
as Agent Blandish
B.J. Jefferson
as Newscaster
Mark M. Lewis
as Faculty Member
Basia McCoy
as Woman on Street
David King
as Yuppie
John Rowe
as Student at School
Bradford Tatum
as Student at School
Edward James Hyland
as Man at Newsstand
Hugh Hayes
as Student on Street
Michelle Hurd
as Student on Street
Robert Kramer
as Aaron Russo
Dulcy Rogers
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.

    Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 11, 2014 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 14, 2011 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Rude Awakening

Hilarious! A personal favorite.

Leo L
Leo L

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