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The Return of Bruno (1987)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Music  -  7 February 1987 (USA)
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A "documentary" about the major influence that a '60s rock singer named Bruno has had on rock music, as attested to by such rock legends as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees, among others.

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A "documentary" about the major influence that a '60s rock singer named Bruno has had on rock music, as attested to by such rock legends as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees, among others.

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In the "Cavern"-like sequence, shot at the Whiskey in L.A., Bruno/Bruce is played by his brother, David Willis, wearing a John Lennon type of hat. He was a P.A. on the production and was pressed into service when Bruce failed to show because he was still in Hawaii. See more »

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The rock parody "Spinal Tap" wishes it were
12 April 2001 | by (Nueva Jersey) – See all my reviews

Willis plays the title guy, a here-to-fore unknown seminal influence on rock history. Played quiet, with 'interviews' and 'archival footage' of Bruno's brushes with the greats and greatness, it's done quite well. The "documentary" finishes up with a real concert with Bruce backed up by a kick-ass blues band doing various "Bruno" songs and some standards that even wound up being released as a CD (still available as I write this). Their version of "Secret Agent Man" is particularly recommended.


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