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7 February 1987 (USA) See more »
A Hilarious Rock Comedy
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Bruce Willis ... Bruno Radolini

Michael J. Fox ... Himself

Elton John ... Himself
Bill Graham ... Himself

Dick Clark ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joan Baez ... Herself

Jon Bon Jovi ... Himself

Phil Collins ... Himself
Ronnie Cook ... John Lennon

Clive Davis ... Himself
Henry Diltz ... Himself

Barry Gibb ... Himself

Maurice Gibb ... Himself

Robin Gibb ... Himself

Tommy Goodwin ... Saxophone Player

Wolfman Jack ... Himself
Chip Monck ... Himself

Graham Nash ... Himself
Grace Slick ... Herself

Paul Stanley ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself

Stephen Stills ... Himself

Victory Tischler-Blue (as Vicki Blue)

Brian Wilson ... Himself

Directed by
James Yukich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruce V. DiMattia  (as Bruce DiMattia)
Paul Flattery 
Kenny Solms  head writer

Produced by
Paul Flattery .... producer
Kenny Solms .... producer
Film Editing by
Jerry Behrens (1988)
Production Design by
Rhaz Zeisler 
Costume Design by
Fiona Spence 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Marcus .... second unit director
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Luther Jackson .... second assistant camera (as Paul Jackson)
Philip Marcus .... director of photography: second unit
Luc G. Nicknair .... first assistant camera: second unit
Lee Rose .... lighting designer
Editorial Department
David W. Foster .... on-line editor
Music Department
Bruce V. DiMattia .... musician (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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56 min | Japan:55 min

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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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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The rock parody "Spinal Tap" wishes it were, 12 April 2001
Author: CMcGrew from Nueva Jersey

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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