5-25-77 is a coming of age film written and directed by Patrick Read Johnson and produced by Fred Roos and Gary Kurtz. It stars John Francis Daley as a teenage filmmaker living in Wadsworth, Illinois, and his excitement for the premiere of Star Wars on 25 May 1977.[1] Johnson began funding the project in 2001 and filming took place from 2004 to 2006. Additional shots were filmed in 2015 and 2016, making the filming span a total of thirteen years.

Directed byPatrick Read Johnson
Produced by
Written byPatrick Read Johnson
Music by
Edited by
  • Alain K.Blair
  • Kat Thomas
  • Alex Creager
  • Moonwatcher Inc.
  • Sparta Entertainment
  • Filmio Original Pictures
Release date
  • May 25, 2017 (2017-05-25)
CountryUnited States

The film was first known as 5-25-77; the title was then changed to '77. In 2012, the title was reverted to 5-25-77.[2]

The film had its official premiere on 22 May 2017 at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. A short theatrical run followed.[3] As of 2019, the film has not been released to the public in any format.


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