"Taking Woodstock" quotes

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A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee
Writer: James Schamus (screenplay), Elliot Tiber (book), Tom Monte (book)
Production: Focus Features
Year: 2009
MetaScore: 55/100
ImdbRating: 6.7
BoxOffice: $7,460,204
Released: 28 Aug 2009
Awards: 8 nominations.

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Cast

Jake Teichberg - Henry Goodman
British Gentleman - Edward Hibbert
Sonia Teichberg - Imelda Staunton
Elliot Teichberg - Demetri Martin
Jackson Spiers - Kevin Chamberlin
George the Doorman - Lee Wong
Margaret - Sondra James
Town Clerk - Gail Martino
Billy - Emile Hirsch
Max Yasgur - Eugene Levy
Devon - Dan Fogler
Earthlight Player - Carmel Amit
Earthlight Player - Zachary Booth
Earthlight Player - Jennifer Merrill
Earthlight Player - Ivan Sandomire
Earthlight Player - Matthew Shear
Earthlight Player - Darcy Bledsoe
Earthlight Player - Halley Cianfarini
Earthlight Player - Jesse Kile
Earthlight Player - Ashley Middlebrook
Earthlight Player - Bec Stupak
Michael Lang - Jonathan Groff
Tisha - Mamie Gummer
Artie Kornfeld - Adam Pally
John Roberts - Skylar Astin
Joel Rosenman - Daniel Eric Gold
Angry Diner Patron - Leonard Berdick
Angry Diner Patron - Sharon J. Giroux
Angry Diner Patron - William B. Ward Jr.
Hippie Girl - Louisa Krause
Hippie Guy - Spadaque Volcimus
Inspector - Bill Coelius
Inspector - Nick Taylor
John Morris - Michael Izquierdo
Chip Monck - Will Janowitz
Steve Cohen - Jeremy Shamos
Wes Pomeroy - Malachy Cleary
Reverend Don - Richard Thomas
Assistant - Sebastian Beacon
Assistant - Kelly Klein
Woodstock Ventures PA - Garett Ross
Hippie in Line - Andrew Katz
Charlie - Patrick Cupo
Young Woman - Caitlin FitzGerald
Journalist - Michael J. Burg
Journalist - David Lavine
Young Man #1 - Michael Zegen
Hairy Pretzel - Angus Hamilton
Hairy Pretzel - Christopher Meier
Hairy Pretzel - Richard Phelan McGreal
Hairy Pretzel - Casson Rugen
Hairy Pretzel - Joseph Ulmer
Young Guy at Phone - Harry Zittel
Young Girl at Phone - Alyssa May Gold
Bongo Player - Gaston Jean-Baptiste
Guitar Player - Daniel Knobler
Congo Player - Jonathan Seale
News Reporter - David Wilson Barnes
State Trooper - James Hanlon
Young Man #2 - Stefano Da Fre
Dealer - Don Puglisi
Bra Burner - Kirsten Bach
Bra Burner - Rachel Morrall
VW Guy - Paul Dano
VW Girl - Kelli Garner
St. Paul Lady - Marjorie Austrian
Interviewer - Kyle Plante
Worker - Lewis Zucker
Polansky - Jess Adams
Abbie Hoffman - Jason Antoon
Parked Hippie - Spencer Aste
Hippie - D.M. Atlas
Angry Townsperson - Seth Barrish
Bar Patron - Will Bethencourt
Regional Press - David Breitenstein
Bar Patron - Patrick Jax Butler
Guy at Motel - Kevin T. Collins
Documentary Soundman - Jeff Delauter
Hippie Wannabe - Lindsay DeLuca
Concert Staff - Adam Desautels
Bartender - Mike Dreyden
Film Crew Member - John Francis Duggan
Documentary Filmmaker - Jordan Fish
Hippie - Clark Frankel
Cameraman - Michael Grantland
Hippie - Richard Hahn
Background Hippie - Amanda Hammett
Hippie - Thomas Hatz
Carpenter - Matt Hopkins
Hippie - Eugene Kim
Townsman - Ren Knopf
Singer - Damian Kulash
Office Worker - Aaron Michael Lambert
Girl In Hotel - Ronete Levenson
Documentary Filmmaker - David MacNutt
Bank Teller - Lisa Mears
College Student - Jordan Mitchell-Love
Blond Biker - Frederic Noyes
Hitchhiker - Eric Oakes
College Student - Frank Palangi
Helicopter Pilot - Michael Peavey
Hippie - Ian Pickus
Camp Counselor - Jennie Pines
Angry Townsperson - Ron Pucherelli Sr.
Chruch Fundraiser - Donna Glee Reim
Hippie - Steve Ricard
Helicopter Pilot - Bill Richards
College Wannabe Hippie - Benjamin Rosenthal
Documentary Cameraman - Josh Safdie
Angry Townsperson - Skip Shea
Hippie - Darcy Singer
Hippy Chick - Victoria Stankiewicz
Bank Customer - Michael Stanton
Reporter - Jay Storey
Documentary Cameraman - Ray Tintori
Hippie Wannabe - Wesley Tunison
College Wannabe Hippie - Adam Van Der Voort
Political Activist - Amber Lea Voiles
Documentary Soundman - Bob Weisz