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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This film erroneously claims several times that Sweetwater opened the 1969 Woodstock Festival. In truth, Sweetwater was the second act on the bill, after actual opener Richie Havens, but they were the first band to play. 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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Brought back memories of songs not heard for 30 years
29 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

The general theme of the movie was good. It was overplayed in some portions, but what I really enjoyed was hearing songs from their first album. It was sad to see how so many people were effected by one tragic event. Amy Jo did a great job of playing Nancy and her voice was great.

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