I saw this movie in the theater...I am that old. It was full of the new ideas vs. the old establishment clichés. What is remember most was it was the first time I heard the word redneck used in a movie. Over all it was passable. The dialog and costumes were straight outta someone's bad 60's imagination. It was a pretty black and white themed movie as far as the ideas. The one side was right and the other side was always wrong. There was no middle ground of character to try to achieve a balance.It is kind of a poor man's easy rider. Not as well done and with just a lot of stereotypical hippie vs. southern backwoods morality. I was 13 when I saw it, so of course I was pulling for the hippies. Funny, now I am 50 and I still do...go figure.
Bobby Joe moved away from town ten years ago, and got into acting in Hollywood. After one movie, he is famous, and is invited to speak to the high school students. When he arrives in town, the officials are floored to find that he is a long-haired hippy on a Harley motorcycle. The local minister does his best to make Bobby Joe go away.Actually, Bobby Joes hair doesnt even cover his ears.Bobby's family is afraid of what may happen to him, too.An interesting little film. A fun look back at 1971.