Purple Haze (film)

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Purple Haze
Directed byDavid Burton Morris
Produced byThomas A. Fucci (producer) (as Thomas Anthony Fucci)
Victoria Wozniak (executive producer)
Written byDavid Burton Morris
Victoria Wozniak
StarringPeter Nelson
Chuck McQuary
Bernard Baldan
Susanna Lack
Bob Breuler
CinematographyRichard Gibb
Edited byDusty Dennison
Distributed byPurple Haze
Release date
October, 1982
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Purple Haze is a 1982 dramedy about Matt Caulfield, a college student who is expelled for smoking cannabis and is subsequently drafted to serve in the Vietnam War in the summer of 1968.

Plot summary[edit]

The film opens at Princeton University, 1968, where Matt Caulfield and his friends are watching television. There, they witness President Lyndon B. Johnson inform us of his plans not to rerun in the upcoming election. Upon hearing of his plans, Matt and the rest of the students celebrate by smoking marijuana. An "uncool" student from next door is disturbed by the boys' racket, and upon being pelted with junkfood by the boys for telling them to be quiet, he calls the police. Within minutes, Matt and his roommates are caught smoking and are banned from college campus. Matt returns home to his family, where he is faced with various issues before being shipped off to Vietnam.


Despite receiving positive reviews in some mainstream publishings, Purple Haze was a flop. It faded into obscurity shortly after its release.


Purple Haze featured many pieces of music, mainly period rock tracks from the mid- to late 1960s.


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