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Profoundly felt, Captain Milkshake is the first dramatic independent feature film to deal with the controversial political and cultural issues surrounding the Vietnam War era.  "An authentic 60's flashback," it's a love story of women's liberation, free love, rock 'n roll, and all set during an anti-war protest in Berkeley.

Carlsbad resident, Richard Crawford, Emmy award winning producer/ director, filmed Captain Milkshake in San Diego and Berkeley in 1970 during the War that ended five years later. It was banned by the U.S. military. A legal dispute locked the film out of circulation for 35 years.

A young Marine, Paul, (played by Geoff Gage) has two weeks emergency leave from Vietnam action to return home. He meets a beautiful young woman, Melissa, (played by Andrea Cagan) who turns him on to the counter-culture lifestyle. The war debate that ensues casts light on the country's divided opinion about the war and threatens Paul and Melissa's love affair.

   Recently the Viennale, Rotterdam, and Leeds International Film festivals screened Captain Milkshake as a special guest presentation, European premiere. Hans Hurch, the Director of the Viennale International Film festival said this about Captain:

"Absolutely stunning and something very special...a very moving, political, cinema-graphic film …absolutely fresh- it’s as if no time has gone by… It 's eye-opening, joyful, delightful, liberating, amazing, surprising… so full of images you wouldn’t expect…”

The film premiered in San Diego and thousands saw it in 150 cities across the U.S. in 1972, Captain is a "lost treasure" returned to the screen. The Sound track music includes:  The Steve Miller Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe & The Fish, and Kaleidoscope.
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    Sending of a #captainmilkshake always love sharing #captain and knowing the impact this classic #60sfilm will have when watched #70sfilm #movies #hippies #peacefulprotest #berkleyspeoplesparkmarch #andreacagan Captain Milkshake Richard Crawford , Producer/director

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    We received this great email from Daniel Ross about his father Michael Ross who made the poster below. We love hearing how #Captainmilkshake has entered into peoples lives either than or now. appreciate the #shares bring them on. The Captain lives on:) #movies #60s #70s #hippies #classicfilm #film www.captainmilkshake.com

    Hi my name is Daniel Ross. I found out about your film from this poster my dad made. I was raised with a lot of influence from him about the 60's and your film was really awesome! I ride a old chopper and love 60's biker movies. Being raised in San Diego it was so cool to see old Ocean Beach/ Pacific Beach/La Jolla/ Cuyamaca neighborhoods and areas. I'm wondering if you or anyone you worked with on this project knew my father. This poster has collage pieces of the actors in the move that look like photo stills. Michael Louis Ross, he was an artist here in San Diego during the 60's. He worked in the stagehands union and worked at The Spreckels theater. It's a long shot but just curious about that connection.
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    We received this great email from Daniel Ross about his father Michael Ross who made the poster below. We love hearing how #Captainmilkshake has entered into peoples lives either than or now. appreciate the #shares bring them on. The Captain lives on:) #movies #60s #70s #hippies #classicfilm #film #SanDiego #sprecklestheatre www.captainmilkshake.com

    Hi my name is Daniel Ross. I found out about your film from this poster my dad made. I was raised with a lot of influence from him about the 60's and your film was really awesome! I ride a old chopper and love 60's biker movies. Being raised in San Diego it was so cool to see old Ocean Beach/ Pacific Beach/La Jolla/ Cuyamaca neighborhoods and areas. I'm wondering if you or anyone you worked with on this project knew my father. This poster has collage pieces of the actors in the move that look like photo stills. Michael Louis Ross, he was an artist here in San Diego during the 60's. He worked in the stagehands union and worked at The Spreckels theater. It's a long shot but just curious about that connection.
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