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The Grateful Dead performs live at Winterland in San Francisco in October 1974. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jerry Garcia ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donna Godchaux ... Herself
Keith Godchaux ... Himself

Mickey Hart ... Himself
Bill Kreutzmann ... Himself
Phil Lesh ... Himself

Bob Weir ... Himself

Directed by
Jerry Garcia 
Leon Gast 
 
Produced by
Ron Rakow .... producer
Eddie Washington .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Lighthill 
David Myers 
Robert Primes 
 
Film Editing by
Susan R. Crutcher 
Lisa Fruchtman 
Jerry Garcia 
John Nutt 
 
Production Management
Kent Gibson .... production manager
Robert Marty .... post-production supervisor (special edition re-release)
 
Sound Department
Pat Jackson .... sound editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Wiskes .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Zarchy .... additional photographer
 
Animation Department
Gary Gutierrez .... animation designer
Gary Gutierrez .... animation director
Kirk Henderson .... key animator
 
Thanks
Jeff Scheftel .... thanks
 

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131 min
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Too Cool For School, 16 February 2005
Author: dwade-5 from United States

I saw the Grateful Dead twice in my life, so I'm not a true Deadhead by Deadhead standards (ie: I didn't follow them around the USA) although I fell in love with "Morning Dew" at 15 years of age (I'm now 53) and listened to "Live In Europe" endlessly in my college years. The first time I saw them was in 1969 in a free concert and then several years later in a paid concert. This DVD represents in my mind, the free concert years. The free concert was totally free in mind and body. It lasted over four hours. Little children and mama's were on stage along with the musicians. The atmosphere was extremely laid back. I have attempted to describe the experience to friends and youth who never experienced a free concert of that magnitude. Thankfully, "The Movie" came along. Now I can only direct those who are inquisitive enough and wise enough to understand the ramifications of such a period in time to this DVD. One more comment: Garcia was an artist in more than musical terms as illustrated by his graphical and fine art and film sense of the movie. He produced this masterpiece. Enough said. You decide for yourself after viewing. One thing that I will state is this: You will never see anything similar in your entire lifetime. This is a totally unique experience of awesome creative magnitude. -Big Wave Dave

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