The '70s. One decade will change four lives forever Kent State students Byron (Brad Rowe) Christie (Amy Smart) Eileen (Vinessa Shaw) and Dexter (Guy Torry) are caught in the middle of America's political unrest when severa... more »l students are massacred on their campus for protesting the Vietnam War. Their lives take radically different directions during this infamous chapter of history as the scandal of Watergate is revealed the feminist movement takes charge an American President is disgraced and a new revolution known as disco-fever takes the dance world by storm.A mini-series event that captures the heart and soul of a progressive decade. The '70s remembers a time when issues and challenges rocked the nation and four friends learn about life love and of course disco.System Requirements:Runnig Time 170 MinFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: PG-13 UPC: 031398738329« less
Kathy E. from LILBURN, GA Reviewed on 11/7/2010...
It was a gift and the person said they really enjoyed it. I dont know what else to say.
Not quite as good as the precursor
Anyechka | Rensselaer, NY United States | 03/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One shouldn't expect too much from what was a made-for-tv miniseries, with no real big names, but altogether it was a very good involving story. It followed the course of the decade from start to finish very nicely, encorporating in music and actual footage of the historic events together with the respective storylines of the four main characters. Still, it just doesn't seem quite as gripping and involving as the prior movie 'The '60s,' where there seemed to be more character development instead of, like this movie, seeming to focus a bit more on a lot of historic happenings and making as many of them a part of their lives as possible, instead of just choosing ones that would have naturally fit with whom the characters were. The plot seems to suffer a little because of this. There also seemed like there were more gaps of time than in 'The '60s,' with a few years passing between events a couple of times without letting the viewer know what year it was now supposed to be or how much time had passed."
FlyGuyMovieBuff | Travis AFB, CA, USA | 10/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I found this movie along with another titled The '60's in a bargin bin at a swap meet. I paid 2 dollars for both. I enjoyed them so much I would have paid full price. I wondered if there was a third movie titled The '80's but Studio 54 was as close as I could find. Being born too late to remember the 60's, The '70's actually did spark memories for me, specifically cult fanatics and all the runaway teens who joined them. Vinessa Shaw is an absolute doll, I've had the hots for her since Hocus Pocus. She really needs to be a lead character hero a la Lara Croft.... Rent all 3, The 60's, The 70's and Studio 54 and spend a weekend revisiting 3 decades of excessive excess."
Better than everyone's giving it credit for!
we_are_pink_machine | Seattle, Wa. | 09/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Though this movie would definitally not be a blockbuster if it was released in a movie theatre rather than on tv; that doesn't make it any less of a movie!
I think this movie was great! I loved the music; and the cast, as well. Anyone who is going to doubt this movie before watching it is CRAZY! It's really a great movie; and teaches people (particularly teenagers) things that they would normally be bored by (i.e. the Watergate scandal)! And I think that anything that gets kids interested in the history of the U.S. is wonderful.
I think this is a great movie for people of ALL AGES, and I would definitally recommend it to anyone!"
Actually pretty good......
we_are_pink_machine | 03/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a much better movie than I expected. After the tepid reviews it recieved while on NBC I didn't expect much and was pleasantly surprised. This miniseries follows 4 young Kent State students throughout the '70s decade as their lives change and they grow apart and eventually back toward one another. While the four characters are cliches, it would be difficult for this movie to show all apsects of the decade otherwise. We follow all four- there is Dexter, the African-American who deserts the National Guard after Kent State and moves to urban LA, where he becomes a part of urban renewal and opens a theater playing popular "Blacksploitation" films like Shaft and Cleopatra Jones. Elieen is the Barnard grad who moves to NY to follow a boy but has her heart broken and becomes involved in her own career and the feminist movement. There is Byron, Eileen's boyfriend, who goes from young Republican involved in Watergate to environmentalist and Alaskan pipeline oil worker. And finally there is Christie, Byron's sister and Eileen's best friend, a college drop-out who parties on the disco scene, dabbles in modeling and winds up in a San Francisco cult. This miniseries is a good bet if you want to learn a bit more about the decade and seeing it sans commercials is great! I was a little bit disappointed nothing was said about the beginning of punk rock, but I guess you can't have it all! Enjoy!"