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Spiritedly performed by a groovy cast and imaginatively directed by Milos Forman, Hair transports audiences straight to the Age of Aquarius.



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Milos Forman's film adaptation of the popular, controversial Broadway musical Hair has dated somewhat, yet it remains an effective evocation of the hippie movement of the late '60s. The story centers on a reserved Midwesterner (John Savage) who joins a pack of hippies in Central Park on his way to joining the Army. Primarily, the film stands on the success of its musical numbers, which were choreographed by Twyla Tharp and sung by vocalists like Ellen Foley, Ronnie Dyson, Nell Carter and Melba Moore.


Annie Golden
as Jeannie
John Savage
as Claude Bukowski
Cheryl Barnes
as Hud's fiancee
Nicholas Ray
as The General
Charlotte Rae
as Party Guest
Fern Tailer
as Sheila's Mother
Charles Deney
as Sheila's Father
Herman Meckler
as Sheila's Uncle
Agness Breen
as Sheila's Aunt
Antonia Rey
as Berger's Mother
George J. Manos
as Berger's Father
Linda Surh
as Vietnamese Girl
Joe Acord
as Claude's Father
Janet York
as Prison Psychiatrist
Rahsaan Curry
as Lafayette Jr.
Harry Gittleson
as The Judge
Steve Massicotte
as Barracks Officer
Mario Nelson
as Barracks Officer
Ben Wood
as `Aquarius' Soloist
Jane Booke
as Debutante
Suki Love
as Debutante
Ren Woods
as 'Aquarius' soloist
Toney Watkins
as Colored Spade / Ain't Got No
Carl Hall
as Colored Spade
Howard Porter
as Colored Spade
Nell Carter
as Ain't Got No / White Boys
Kurt Yahjian
as Ain't Got No
Leata Galloway
as Electric Blues
Cyrena Lomba
as Electric Blues
Ron Young
as Old Fashioned Melody
Laurie Beechman
as Black Boys
Debi Dye
as Black Boys
Ellen Foley
as Black Boys
John Maestro
as Black Boys
Grand L. Bush
as "Flesh Failures"
Fred Ferrara
as Black Boys
Jim Rosica
as Black Boys
Trudy Perkins
as White Boys
Chuck Patterson
as White Boys
Douglas Berring
as White Boys
Russell Costen
as White Boys
Kenny Brawner
as White Boys
Lee E. Wells
as White Boys
Melba Moore
as '3-5-0-0' Soloist
Ronnie Dyson
as '3-5-0-0' Soloist
Tom Rawe
as Dancer
Pat Benoye
as Dancer
Ron Dunham
as Dancer
Ken Gildin
as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Hair

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Audience Reviews for Hair

  • Jul 05, 2016
    Aside from the catchy tunes, Hair is a deeply flawed musical comedy trying too hard to break the boundary and ultimately failed.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2016
    The movie is uneven and seems like it was made about ten years too late (while today it feels dated), but it is made worth it by its songs, its irreverence in the way it wants to capture the free spirit of those rebellious times and its timeless message in favor of peace.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2011
    "Gimme head with hair Long beautiful hair Shining, gleaming, Streaming, flaxen, waxen" Some pretty fun songs, and some fun characters, but overall I didn't care for it too much. I was a little bored at times. I'm not sure why Sheila hung out with them so much. Their rebellious ways might have been charming, but if I was forced to take a taxi half naked, I don't think I would give them the time of day. Just like with Hud's baby mama, I mean why did she suddenly join the group, she seemed pretty pissed that he might have fathered another child. Although Berger in the military at the end was pretty good WTF moment. That caught me off guard. So I give this film 3 stars out of 5. Not bad but not great.
    m h Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2010
    I love the music but this one is kinda a mess.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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