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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
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Albert Moore
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Jorge (as Zak Alam)
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August Burns
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Benny Hartman
Ingrid Tesch ...
Mary Nevins
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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, 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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Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol abuse | See all certifications »
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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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Motherless Child
Written by Sweetwater
Performed by Amy Jo Johnson
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STUNNING
19 August 1999 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

When I first heard of this movie coming on VH1 my instinct was ok it look OK...well the thing that made me want to watch was that i'm a big fan of Amy Jo Johnson...i thought why not...So i taped it because I was going to be out that night...the next day i sat down to watch it...I was taken aback...the music was great and the story was heartwrenching...to think that a band as cool, great and completely ahead of their time could be completely demolished because of one tragic accident...the acting was great and the story was told with dignity and grace about the tragic rise and fall of this great band...After this movie i've seached the internet for sites on Sweetwater and for Albums that i could purchase or bid on...so far i haven't found much...but i always have the movie to remind me of this legendary band.


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