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3 November 1998 (USA) See more »
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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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Cast

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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 »
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Stage Announcer:Ladies and gentlemen, a nice rock 'n roll band from Shepherd's Bush, London... The Who!
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'Tommy' OvertureSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Wow!, 31 January 2002
Author: TC Raymond from England

This is one of the very best concert films I've ever seen, and it would make a great companion piece to The Kids Are Alright (1978). Seeing the Who launch into their fiery live act is an awesome experience in itself, and like all their best records, it just makes you feel exhausted and drained - you'll need a long rest after watching this one! Keith Moon seems almost on a different planet as he eclipses every other drummer you've ever seen, Townshend's energy levels are little short of incredible (but look at his eyes - something tells me he was on something stronger than a hot cup of tea!) and Entwistle reveals where Spinal Tap got the 'skeleton t-shirt' idea from. Roger Daltrey offers one of his most intense performances, especially on 'Young Man Blues' and the extended 'Tommy' medley. Considering this was filmed in 1970, the picture and sound quality are top notch, and we get lots of nice shots of happy loonies in the crowd freaking out - Glastonbury never looks as much fun as this!

This film is worth buying if only for the inclusion of two very underrated Who numbers, 'Water' and 'Don't Know Myself'. It remains a must-see for anyone remotely interested in great live rock 'n' roll. Play it LOUD!

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