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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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A Hilarious Rock Comedy

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Bruce Willis "lip-synced" the harmonica in the Peter Gunn performance in the section showing Bruno with his band, "Bruno and The Bassment", a band with six bass players. The harmonica was actually played by Willis' friend, Bruce DiMattia. In fact, DiMattia played all of the harmonica heard throughout the dramatic part of the movie with Willis doing his own harmonica work only during the live concert at the end of the show. 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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