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Release Date:
14 September 1980 (USA) See more »
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The only movie powered by AC/DC.
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Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
AC/DC ... Themselves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Rudd ... Himself - Drummer
Bon Scott ... Himself - Lead Singer
Cliff Williams ... Himself - Bassist

Angus Young ... Himself - Lead Guitarist

Malcolm Young ... Himself - Rhythm Guitarist

Directed by
Eric Dionysius 
Eric Mistler 
 
Cinematography by
Jean-Francis Gondre 
 
Film Editing by
Mariette Lévy-Novion 
 
Sound Department
Martine Cuisinier .... sound editor
Mike Scarfe .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Terry Lee .... lightning
 
Visual Effects by
Klauss Blasquiz .... graphics
Jacques Dimier .... animation
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thierry Arbogast .... assistant camera
André Atellian .... grip
Pierre Boffety .... assistant camera
Rémi Cohen .... still photographer
Laurent Dailland .... assistant camera
Patrich Decharte .... assistant camera
Daniel Desbois .... camera operator
Jean-Marie Dreujou .... assistant camera
Michel Gentils .... grip
Claude Genton .... assistant camera
Éric Guadagnan .... electrician (as Éric Guadagnin)
Henri Habans .... camera operator
Jean-Marie Lavalou .... crane operator: Louma crane
Alain Masseron .... crane operator: Louma crane
Gérard Soirant .... assistant camera
Christian Vivier .... camera operator
 

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95 min
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Interviewer:Bon, the other boys of the band say that you're great, but a little special... do you know what they mean by that?
Bon Scott:I'm a special drunkard... I drink too much.
Interviewer:What do you think they really mean?
Bon Scott:I don't know, could be anything.
Interviewer:Do you feel you're a star?
Bon Scott:No. I see stars sometimes, though.
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
AC/DC Let There be Rock, 27 January 2007
Author: biscuit_bk from Brisbane, Australia

Hi, This film is an all time hard rock classic! I love my music flicks and especially movies or docs on rock bands. This film is very raw and is basically showing viewers what AC/DC do best and that's play live concerts. They are one of the greatest live rock bands of all time and this movie/documentary shows them playing live in Paris at their peak. Prior to 1979 AC/DC had already conquered Australia and were making big in-roads in the UK & Europe. With this growing success their next target audience was the US. AC/DC desperately wanted a hit single and/or album in the US. It came with the Highway to Hell single and album of the same name in 1979. Shortly after this AC/DC toured UK, Europe and the US. This film captures a young band playing live and at a time when they were at their best. The concert in Paris is simply awesome with lead guitarist Angus Young mesmerizing the audience with his energy on stage and his great guitar playing skills. On a whole the band's playing is tight, loud and the guitar riffs awesome to say the least. Malcom Young's rhythm guitar skills are faultless, Phil Rudd on drums never skips a beat and Cliff Williams is the same and lead singer Bon Scott is a true rocker and a great show man. The movie cuts from their live concert in Paris to interviews with band members and filming of them doing their hobbies etc... Not overly interesting but it does show the bands down to earth personalty. I would not worry about that too much as the film is more about how damn good this band was live and it shows the whole concert. And they were AWESOME! In February 1980 lead singer Bon Scott tragically died after a night out on the drink. This was one of his last live shows and most likely the last bit of footage of Bon Scott leading AC/DC live in concert. This is raw no rubbish hard rock at it's absolute best!! A must see for AC/DC fans or any true rock followers and admirers of raw musical talent. Brilliant movie/doc of a great rock band at their peak. Sadly this movie is hard to get and unfortunately has only ever been released on VHS. Why they have not released this on DVD is unbelievable, it deserves to be on DVD! Highly recommend!! Cheers, Bradley

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