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Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 26 July 2000
"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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Wes Aday
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Little Meat
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Teenage Pearl (as Elisabeth Z. Lund)
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Steve Popovich
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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 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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Rated PG-13 for some substance abuse and brief violence | See all certifications »
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26 July 2000 (USA)  »

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Meat Loaf - La historia y el drama  »

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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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Scenes supposedly filmed in Dallas County, Texas feature prominent mountains. There are no mountains whatsoever in Dallas County, Texas. See more »

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Features The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Where's the Beef???
27 July 2000 | by (Hot, Hot, Hot, Florida) – See all my reviews

Forgive me for the lame summary, but it was all I could think of. First, let me give a BIG standing "O" to W. Earl Brown who plays Meat like a man possessed. This guy is a fantastic actor and I say that because I didn't know that this was the SAME guy who played "Warren" (Mary's "special" brother) in There's Something About Mary. He also was "Kenny" the doomed cameraman in Scream!

I don't want to over do it with the praise, but when you can't recognize an actor from role to role, you KNOW he's good. As for the movie, all I can say is that I wish there was more to it. It was good, but it actually leaves you with more questions than it answers. To be honest, the VH1 Behind the Music gave more info. This appears to be a pattern with the VH1 bio-pics...

I recommend this movie based on 2 things, the performance of W. Earl Brown (Deedee Pfieffer is great, too) and the great music of Meat Loaf that is featured throughout the show.


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