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  (in credits order)
Otis Redding ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Booker T. & the M.G.s ... Themselves

Steve Cropper ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's

Donald Dunn ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's
Al Jackson Jr. ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's (archive footage)

Booker T. Jones ... Himself - Booker T. & the MG's

Tom Smothers ... Himself

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D.A. Pennebaker 
Produced by
Alan Douglas .... producer
Cinematography by
Nick Doob 
Barry Feinstein 
Richard Leacock 
Albert Maysles 
Roger Murphy 
D.A. Pennebaker 
Nicholas T. Proferes 
Sound Department
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Unjustly shadowed by Hendrix, 19 June 2005
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

During the Monterey Festival, D.A. Pennebaker shot the whole festival, and then released 2 special films focusing on 2 artists, one is Jimi Hendrix (which I've also reviewed) and the other is Otis Rettig. Let me just pause here and say I knew NOTHING about Otis when I watched this (he wrote Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, right?) and while I STILL don't know much about him, I sure got to see him perform! It's interesting to see that this film by Pennebaker gets higher ratings by the people who have seen it, and I agree, because this guy puts on a SHOW that even I was amazed by. Full of great soul numbers and surprise inclusions (Satisfaction and Respect get great covers) the man doesn't care if it's pouring rain out (which it was) or if it was 1:00a (ditto) all his energy went into this performance, and it truly is a sight to behold.

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