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The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13
82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers ...See moreFuture Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still believing themselves to be in 1776, the time travellers attempt to study this "ideal" civilization. 70's jokes, props and stars abound. Written by Bob Eichler See less
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Susan Landau Finch (as Susie Landau)
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Susan Landau Finch (as Susie Landau)
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Updated Oct 12, 1990

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Oct 12, 1990 (United States)

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Mark Mothersbaugh
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David Cassidy
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Bob Casale
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David Kendrick
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5.9 / 10 | 625 votes