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Howard Kaylan (writer)
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Release Date:
7 December 2007 (Canada) See more »
If you can remember it, then you weren't there.
The Turtles, a California rock band, tours England for the first time, meeting Frank Zappa, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Justin Henry ... Howard Kaylan
Royale Watkins ... Jimi Hendrix

Jason Boggs ... Mark Volman

George Wendt ... Bill Uttley

Brett Gilbert ... John Barbata
Sean Maysonet ... Jim 'Tucko' Tucker

Kevin Cotteleer ... Jim Pons
George Stanchev ... Al Nichol

Jay Michael Ferguson ... Brian Jones

Brian Groh ... John Lennon

Quinton Flynn ... Paul McCartney

Ben Bode ... Ringo Starr

Nate Dushku ... George Harrison

Lisa Brounstein ... Mama Cass

John Corbett ... Henry Diltz

Bret Roberts ... Jim Morrison

Allison Lange ... Mary

Wendie Jo Sperber ... Louella
Adam Tomei ... Frank Zappa

Curtis Armstrong ... Herb Cohen

Taylor Negron ... Psychiatrist

Elizabeth Perry

Chris Elwood ... Justin Hayward

Todd Lowe ... John Lodge
Chris Soldevilla ... Graham Nash

Rob Benedict ... Donovan (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
Jill Marie Simon ... Jane Asher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Andrea Ajemian ... Pamela

Josh Austin ... Hippie at Party

Chris Ellis ... Sergeant

Fiona Loewi ... Sue Cannon

Kirk Ward ... Instructor

Kristi Wirz ... Twiggy (uncredited)

Directed by
Bill Fishman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Howard Kaylan  writer

Produced by
Tommy Blatnik .... post supervising producer
Harold Bronson .... producer
Preston L. Holmes .... line producer
Cal Naylor .... line producer
Original Music by
Andrew Gross 
Cinematography by
Philip Holahan 
Film Editing by
Peter Shelton 
Londin Winters  (as Londin Angel Winters)
Casting by
Erica Arvold 
Mia Levinson 
Production Design by
Phillip Vasels 
Art Direction by
Kent Casey 
Costume Design by
Connie Cappos 
Makeup Department
Claudia Humburg .... makeup artist
Alexis Kelley .... makeup department head
Cornelia Perrera .... makeup artist
Astriditt Schmitt .... makeup artist
Octavio Solis .... makeup artist
Isabella Wiley .... assistant hair stylist (as Isabella Gasser)
Isabella Wiley .... makeup artist (as Isabella Gasser)
June Yamada .... hair stylist
June Yamada .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hansson .... first assistant director
Michael Melamed .... second second assistant director (as Michael R. Melamed)
Matt Zettell .... second assistant director
Art Department
Zack Green .... swing
Sound Department
Iris Karina .... boom operator (as Iris Lohninger)
Karl W. Lohninger .... sound mixer
Erik H. Magnus .... sound mixer (as Erik Magnus)
Patrick Martens .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robin Acutt .... best boy electric
Jeremy Brussell .... best boy grip
William Russell .... gaffer
Lisa Stacilauskas .... electrician
Rick Tucker .... key grip
Tracy Tucker .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lily Scott .... set costumer
Julie Vesselle .... wardrobe supervisor
Transportation Department
Mark E. Mobley .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Carla Braswell .... script supervisor
Renee Olsen .... production assistant
Jacquelyn Palmquist .... craft service
Kevin Roy .... key set production assistant

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USA:90 min
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Happy Together, 25 June 2009
Author: valis1949 from United States

MY DINNER WITH JIMI is a glimpse at Howard Kaylan's giddy and vertiginous ride to fame with his 60's Folk-Rock band, The Turtles. The Turtles were kind of a 'second tier' act during the sixties, but the film clearly demonstrates that they could eat, drink, and party with the Titans of Hippie Culture. And, not only that, they had the musical chops to back it up. Many of the stellar acts of the era are seen as they interact with the band at work and at play. This provides my only complaint about the film. Almost from the beginning of the movie, one sees that it is nearly impossible to find actors who can convincingly impersonate such recognizable stars. Too often during the film, I felt that I was watching an engaging exhibition of phony wigs and mustaches. But, if you are a fan of the music of The Turtles, or The Swinging 60's, in general-this might be the film for you. And, don't forget to view The Extras. There is a very funny (and informative) bit by band members, Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan, about their disastrous experiences with managers and agents.

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