Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

Aaron Russo (1989)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This comedy was one of a series of Rip Van Winkle-type movies made at the time, including the much funnier Late for Dinner and soppier Forever Young in which someone, by a variety of devices, pops up in the present-day having been asleep/transported through time from decades before. Here, Eric Roberts and Cheech Marin haven't exactly been sleeping between the 1960s and the 1980s, they've been living in a South American commune. When they return to America, they discover life has moved on and - shock, horror - their former pals are yuppies. Nice idea, but this is silly rather than comical, and the jokes are hammered home far too hard by heavy-handed directors Aaron Russo and David Greenwalt.

Cast & Crew

Fred Eric Roberts
Hesus Richard "Cheech" Marin
Julie Petra Hagerty
Sammy Robert Carradine
Lloyd Buck Henry
Ronnie Louise Lasser
June Cindy Williams
April Andrea Martin
Brubaker Cliff De Young
Director Aaron Russo
Director David Greenwalt
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: video