1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. The original music score is composed by Michael Small.
Later that day, they drive Scott's older brother Alden, who's shipping off to Vietnam, to the bus depot; Alden admits to Scott that he is afraid.
A few weeks later, Scott and Ralph again return home from college to attend Beth's high school graduation, where the learn that Alden has disappeared, and is considered Missing in Action, and Scott learns that Ralph has flunked out of college (thus making him eligible to be drafted).
Ralph and Scott hatch a plan to steal their files from the local draft board office, but they are caught, and Ralph is arrested.
Scott is now determined to avoid Ralph's fate and plans to leave town and head to Canada to avoid the draft.
Beth finds Scott in his van and convinces him to allow her to join him on his trip. Later, the two decide to visit Ralph in jail to tell him that they are leaving.
Scott and Beth get to the Canada–US border and are about to cross but have a change of heart and head back to Maryland. Scott leads a huge march downtown in the midst of Alden's funeral, and where Ralph is released from jail and they are reunited.
Critics shared some mixed feelings about the movie.
Overall, the film has a 55% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 11 critic reviews.