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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

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Cami Carlson
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Alex Del Zoppo
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Fred Herrera
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Mrs. Nevins
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Ian
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Todd Badham
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Alex (present day)
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Alan Malarowitz
Peter Williams ...
Albert Moore
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Jorge (as Zak Alam)
John Burgess-Murray ...
August Burns
Mark Murphy ...
Benny Hartman
Ingrid Tesch ...
Mary Nevins
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Storyline

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

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Biography | Drama | Music

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

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Two Words
Written by Sweetwater
Performed by Amy Jo Johnson
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Pretty Good
16 August 1999 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Normally, I don't watch the movies on VH1, but this one caught my eye. I didn't know much about Sweetwater, and the story interested me. I don't have to blab how good it was or flaws or anything, but all in all it was entertaining. Amy Jo Johnson did a great job making her character, Nancy believable. If you have the chance to see it before VH1 stops playing it, I suggest you watch it. For me, at least, it was worth my viewing time.


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