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3 November 1998 (USA) See more »
This is the film of The Who's appearance at the third (and final) Isle of Wight festival in 1970. This is regarded as the band's finest performance. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Roger Daltrey ... Himself (The Who)

John Entwistle ... Himself (The Who)

Keith Moon ... Himself (The Who)

Pete Townshend ... Himself (The Who)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricki Farr ... Himself

Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Taste ... Themselves

Directed by
Murray Lerner 
Produced by
Bill Curbishley .... executive producer
Murray Lerner .... producer
Robert Rosenberg .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Greg Sheldon 
Einar Westerlund 
Sound Department
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording mixer: Sync Sound
Bob Nadkarni .... sound mixer
Ray Palagy .... sound editor
Ivan Sharrock .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Carchrae .... camera operator
Jack Hazan .... camera operator
Nicholas D. Knowland .... camera operator (as Nic Knowland)
Norman G. Langley .... camera operator
Murray Lerner .... camera operator
Richard Stanley .... camera operator
Charles Stewart .... camera operator
Mike Whittaker .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Benjamin Darling .... assistant editor
Tim Masick .... colorist
Mike Nuget .... on-line editor
Scot Olive .... colorist
Bobby Thomas .... colorist
Jay Tilin .... on-line editor: The Tape House
Jerome Wallin .... assistant editor (as Jerome M. Wallin)

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85 min
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During The Who's performance, Pete Townshend makes a comment about "foreigners" coming in and causing problems. Earlier that weekend, a group of French anarchists tried to storm the festival and tear down the iron fence that surrounded the stage area.See more »
[first lines]
Stage Announcer:Ladies and gentlemen, a nice rock 'n roll band from Shepherd's Bush, London... The Who!
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This is amazing!, 27 May 2005
Author: barkingchimp from United States

What is contained on this disk is a first rate show by a first rate band. This disc is NOT for the faint of heart...the music is incredibly intense, and VERY cool. What you will learn when you watch this movie is just why the Who was so huge for so long. It is true that their records were great, but their shows were the top of the heap. In 1969 when this concert was shot, the screaming teenie boppers that threw jelly beans at the Beatles were gone and bands (and audiences) had settled down to long and often amazing displays of musical virtuosity--something that few audiences have the intellectual curiosity to pursue in the age of canned music by Britney and Christina. What you especially learn here are the amazing things that can happen when gifted musicians are encouraged to improvise. Try the concert out, it really is amazing.

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