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The '70s (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 30 April 2000
Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (story) (as Jeffrey Fiskin), Mitch Brian (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Rowe ... Byron Shales
Guy Torry ... Dexter Johnson
Vinessa Shaw ... Eileen Wells
Amy Smart ... Christie Shales
Kathryn Harrold ... Connie Wells
Graham Beckel ... Paul Wells
Laurel Moglen Laurel Moglen ... Wendy
Tina Lifford ... Aunt Olavee
Leslie Silva Leslie Silva ... Yolanda
Chandra West ... Elizabeth
Robert Joy ... Hal Shales
Jeannetta Arnette ... Doris Shales
Michael Easton ... Nick
Robert Bailey Jr. ... Jo-Jo (8)
Robert Bailey Robert Bailey ... Jo-Jo (8)
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Storyline

Four friends graduate in the year 1970, the start of a new decade.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, some sexuality, language and violence
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A '70-es évek See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The company that Eileen works for, and which she eventually sues for sexual discrimination, is referred to throughout as "D,C and H." We learn those letters stand for "Dewey, Conham, and Howe" - an ancient joke-name for a law firm (along with its variations "Dewey, Cheatam and Howe" and "Cheatam and Steele"). See more »

Goofs

The World Trade Center towers were not complete until 1972, but they are shown occupied and on postcards in the fall of 1970. See more »

Quotes

Doris Shales: But Byron... it's Christmas!
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Connections

Features Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Revisionist history plus Melrose Place plus Forest Gump Bad
30 April 2000 | by gologaSee all my reviews

To describe this mini-series (The 70s)as a Pathetic attempt by NBC to boost ratings by target marketing this pathos-driven, banal drivel to the older Melrose Place/late baby-boomers crowd would be too kind. The acting is, well, ordinary at best. The chosen actors are laughably WAY too old to play college kids, they look exactly like they were pulled from the set of Ally Macbeal or Melrose place; their actual ages are a range of 25-32 which is not very convincing. The artful cinematography reminiscent of the dreamy-eyed Forest Gump is the best feature of the movie series. Finally, the sentimental baby-boomer oriented whining is annoying and the shameless Pathos runs amock here, A la "Saving Private Ryan", confounded by a trite and hackneyed series of 'themes' and life-lessons that only a 3yr old would miss, further burdened by a smattering of revisionist history (key your eye open and your history text nearby and watch for it)... Anyway, find something else to watch, ANY History channel show would be far, far more fullfilling.


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