The Spirit of '76
The Spirit of '76 (1990)

Making great fun of the '70s, this lively sci-fi comedy centers on a trio of time travellers who go into the past in hopes of retrieving the Constitution to celebrate America's 300th birthday. Unfortunately, the travelers end up in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1990
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Uneven but fairly amusing sendup of '70s culture

Gerry Shamray
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You might get a campish kick from The Spirit of '76...Where else can you find a film that has teen idol David Cassidy sharing time with new wave fave Devo?

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film's just not funny...

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Scott Weinberg

Long before Austin Powers and That 70's Show "created" the 1970's nostalgia wave there was a cheap little indie comedy that came and went before anybody noticed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
As if you couldn't already tell from the DVD cover, "The Spirit of '76" is a silly blast of nostalgic kitsch. The year is 2176. A trio of… More
Leo L
Hilarious movie! Definitely a movie from childhood. Whoa! I just commented on this previously. Oh well.