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Sweetwater (1999)

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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Nansi Nevins
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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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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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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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1.33 : 1
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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

In a Rainbow
Written by Sweetwater
Performed by Amy Jo Johnson
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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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