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Sanford Santacroce (written by)
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Release Date:
30 August 1996 (USA) See more »
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As never seen. As never heard. As free as a bird. See more »
Plot:
See classic live performances, interviews and vintage footage of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band. | Add synopsis »
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Fine performances, what there are of them... See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Allen Collins
Steve Gaines ... Himself (archive footage)

Billy Powell ... Himself
Artimus Pyle
Gary Rossington
Ronnie Van Zant
Leon Wilkeson
JoJo Billingsley ... Herself
Cassie Gaines ... Herself (archive footage)
Leslie Hawkins ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Teresa Gaines
Judy Van Zant Jenness

Directed by
Jeff G. Waxman 
 
Writing credits
Sanford Santacroce (written by)

Produced by
Tony Grazia .... associate producer
Edward 'Egg' Molito .... associate producer
Tom A. Molito .... executive producer (as Tom Molito)
Sanford Santacroce .... associate producer
Judy Van Zant Jenness .... executive producer
Jeff G. Waxman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Brian J. Vazquez 
 
Film Editing by
Dave de la Parra 
 
Production Management
John Brescia .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Dennis Sager .... re-recording engineer
Brian Slack .... sound consultant: DTS
Kerri Wilson .... audio post coordinator
 
Other crew
Wendy Guite .... production coordinator
 

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Rated PG for brief drug references
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Fine performances, what there are of them..., 16 June 2006
Author: mr. wolfie from United Kingdom

I remember the days of 1976 (although I was only 13 at the time) and the BBC used to have a people's choice on New Year's Eve, the footage of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Freebird" at Knebworth won every year it was one of the choices. Unfortunately, this movie does not include this triumphant, jubilant performance and it is instead replaced by, in comparison, a pedestrian version from an altogether different source. Colour me disappointed.

While the music of Skynyrd is well represented, and for this alone I rate this at 7, the failure to include one of their greatest moments on stage ~ especially when the footage was available (clips of it are shown during the end credits while another song entirely provides the backing) ~ is an atrocious error in judgement.

Enjoy what is there, but remember it could have been so much better.

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