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Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  26 July 2000 (USA)
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"Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leslie Edmonds
Tim Kelleher ...
David Sonenberg
Kevin Frears
Wes Aday
Wilma Aday
Jona Kai Jacobsen ...
Little Meat
Brooke Averi ...
Little Pearl
Gretchen Storms ...
Young Pearl
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Teenage Pearl (as Elisabeth Z. Lund)
Bess Meyer ...
Karla DeVito
Steve Popovich


"Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, in an impossible task to prove himself to the world and to himself. A chance audition for a musical leads him to join forces with composer Jim Steinman, and together the two make music history with the operatic rock album "Bat Out of Hell." But the demons that drive Meat Loaf aren't assuaged by success, and eventually he must come to terms with them. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some substance abuse and brief violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 July 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meat Loaf - La historia y el drama  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Meat Loaf was opposed to this film being made, and it wasn't until the scene after he (Meat Loaf) had been told he's number 1, where his friends call him 'Meat', that he came around and cheered for himself, over coming his 'fat kid' moniker See more »


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10 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched the movie on VH1, and toward the very end of the movie, I thought I saw Meatloaf himself in the audience at the Cancer benefit. Were my eyes deceiving me, or did he have a brief cameo in the movie? All in all, I thought it was a good show. Granted, I did notice the mountains in the background in "Dallas County", and wondered at certain lines in the movie (re: Rocky Horror- "Nobody will watch this, they'll only throw things at the screen"), but since I've been a meatloaf fan since "BOH" #1 came out, the minor flaws and the little extras were just that, minor, and didn't distract from the main story enough to ruin the movie.

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