Captain Milkshake (1970)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Dan Pavlides

This psychedelic anti-war film from the late 1960s features hippies, drugs, trippy light shows, sex, and rock n' roll, as it follows the exploits of a square Marine on emergency leave who learns to "turn-on" with a beautiful young flower child. Paul (Geoff Gage) is on leave from his tour of duty in Vietnam. He meets Melissa (Andrea Cagan), a young hippie girl, and the two start hanging out together. Paul is caught between his ultra-right-wing family and the hippies Melissa calls her friends, and as a result begins questioning his reasons for being in Vietnam. When the two separate after an argument, Paul tries to find Melissa at a peace rally before he has to return to the war in Vietnam. An excellent period soundtrack is provided by The Steve Miller Band, Country Joe & The Fish, Kaleidoscope, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Eric Selten.



war, anti-war, coming-of-age, drugs, family, Marines, psychedelic, rock-music, sex