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The Song Remains the Same -- This unique rock concert film experience captures the essence of Led Zeppelin, one of the most exciting and durable rock bands of all time.

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Writer:
Peter Clifton (writer)
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Release Date:
20 October 1976 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
In Concert And Beyond
Plot:
A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with lived music, a bizarre fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Nobody Goes Down Heavier Than Zep! See more (89 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
John Bonham ... Himself - Drummer (as Led Zeppelin)
John Paul Jones ... Himself - Bassist & Keyboardist (as Led Zeppelin)

Jimmy Page ... Himself - Guitarist (as Led Zeppelin)

Robert Plant ... Himself - Lead Singer (as Led Zeppelin)
Peter Grant ... Himself - Band Manager
Richard Cole ... Himself
Derek Skilton ... Himself
Colin Rigdon ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Led Zeppelin
Jason Bonham ... Himself (uncredited)
Mick Bonham ... Himself (uncredited)
Patricia Bonham ... Herself (uncredited)
Gloria Grant ... Herself (uncredited)
Roy Harper ... Himself (uncredited)
Jacinda Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Maureen Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Tamara Jones ... Herself (uncredited)
Charlotte Martin ... Herself (uncredited)
Claire Massot ... Maiden on horseback with sword (uncredited)
Scarlet Page ... Herself (uncredited)
Virginia Parker ... Castle maiden (uncredited)
Carmen Plant ... Herself (uncredited)
Karac Plant ... Himself (uncredited)
Maureen Plant ... Herself (uncredited)
Steven Weiss ... Himself (uncredited)
Shirley Wilson ... Herself (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Clifton 
Joe Massot 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Clifton  writer

Produced by
Peter Grant .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Day (director of photography) (as Ernie Day)
Phil Parmet (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Arthur .... makeup effects artist
Jim Gillespie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Lundsten .... sound recordist
Garth Marshall .... production sound
Jimmy Page .... sound producer
Jimmy Page .... sound supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Ian Knight .... special effects consultant
Kirby Wyatt .... special effects consultant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... focus puller
Ian Knight .... lighting consultant
Kirby Wyatt .... lighting consultant
 
Editorial Department
Peter Clifton .... director of editing
 
Music Department
Eddie Kramer .... music engineer: live performances
Jimmy Page .... music mixer: live performances
 
Other crew
Richard Cole .... tour manager: Led Zeppelin
Brian Condliffe .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Renée Glynne .... continuity
Mick Hinton .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Benji Le Fevre .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Ray Thomas .... personal technician: Led Zeppelin
Steven Weiss .... shoot trouble
 

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Runtime:
137 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) | Black and White
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) | 4-Track Stereo (with Dolby noise reduction) | Mono
Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:K-12 (uncut) (1991) | Finland:K-8 (heavily cut) (1977) | Ireland:12 | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:PG
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Trivia:
Unhappy with the progress of the film, manager Peter Grant had Joe Massot removed from the project and Australian director Peter Clifton was hired in his place in early 1974. Massot was offered a few thousand pounds in compensation. Peter Grant later sent Richard Cole with a court order to Massot's house to collect the film. However, Massot had hidden the film elsewhere and so instead a KEM editing machine owned by Massot was taken as collateral. Massot served a writ, leading to a period of stalemate which was finally broken when Grant and Led Zeppelin's lawyer Steve Weiss agreed to pay Massot the money he was owed, after which he delivered the film to the band. Massot was not invited to attend the premiere of the film at New York but he attended anyway, buying a ticket from a scalper outside the theatre.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the sequence where Peter Grant, the band's manager, is pretending to be a 30s gangster, two different vintage cars are used in the same sequence. This is most visible by looking at the hood ornaments.See more »
Quotes:
Himself - Lead Singer:[prior to singing "Stairway to Heaven"] I think this is a song of hope.See more »
Soundtrack:
Autumn LakeSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Nobody Goes Down Heavier Than Zep!, 6 August 2003
Author: Michael Bennett (Bennett000) from Toronto, Canada

Basically this movie goes two ways:

1. You don't care about Led Zeppelin and you dislike the film.

2. You're a zeppeleptic fan and you love it. Its so good. The new DVD's are better; but this was all we had for a while and I still cherish it.

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