Sweetwater (1999)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  15 August 1999 (USA)
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In 1969, the rock band Sweetwater led by lead singer Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently received considerable media attention, appearing on a number of television shows. However... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cami Carlson
Alex Del Zoppo
Fred Herrera
Mrs. Nevins
Todd Badham
Alex (present day)
Alan Malarowitz
Albert Moore
Jorge (as Zak Alam)
John Burgess-Murray ...
August Burns
Mark Murphy ...
Benny Hartman
Ingrid Tesch ...
Mary Nevins


In 1969, the rock band Sweetwater led by lead singer Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently received considerable media attention, appearing on a number of television shows. However, just as they appeared to be receiving a really lucky break, they just disappeared. Thirty years later, a cable television reporter for MIX-TV, a musical station, is removed from her show because of being stoned on the air. Her station gives her a choice of being dismissed or investigating what happened to Sweetwater. A blending of modern day fiction and past fact is then blended in this biographical story. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A True Rock Story


Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol abuse | See all certifications »


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15 August 1999 (USA)  »

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Sweetwater: A True Rock Story  »

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The band is shown playing a Love-in in 1967. The PA system is a modern style that didn't exist at the time. Wedge monitor speakers were virtually non-existent. The Shure SM-58 microphone hadn't been introduced yet, though similar Shure microphones were in common usage. Marshall amplifiers were quite rare, expensive and hard to get. A band like Sweetwater would have used Fender, Vox or Standell amps. The microphones used at Woodstock were Shure SM 56 models, not the SM 58 models used in the film. See more »


Alex: [In Alex's garage all these years later] You looking for a band?
Nancy Nevins: You looking for a singer?
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Motherless Child
Written by Sweetwater
Performed by Amy Jo Johnson
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Since the Power Rangers I have been an Amy Jo Johnson fan! Since then she has seemed to gain more and more success.
16 August 1999 | by (VA) – See all my reviews

Nansi was cheated from her dream. When her band became "it" tragedy struck. She continued to fight to keep in the buisness. Because she was "a singer [she] played for half a million people and 20 times that much on TV." It really was a good movie, whether you are into the 60's thing or not.

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