A dramatization of the early years of the hard rock band, Def Leppard, the group faces both success and personal tragedies such as drummer, Rick Allen losing his arm in a car accident and guitarist Steve Clark's alcohol addiction.
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Anthony Michael Hall,
In the late 1970s Britain, Joe Elliot joins a small time rock band that becomes Def Leppard. Soon taking control of the band with his perfectionism, Elliot and his mates strive to reach the top despite their personal strife that drives the less determined members away for more driven ones. By 1982, Def Leppard becomes a rock sensation, only to find that success has its own problems. Whether it be drummer Rick Allen's dismembering accident or guitarist Steve Clark's equally self-destructive alcoholism, the band struggles to keep the loyalty, tenacity and creativity that would make the group one of the greatest in rock history. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Includes an entirely re-recorded version of the early Def Leppard song "Getcha Rocks Off", which was recorded without involvement of any Def Leppard members. See more »
During the opening scene the black corvette passes a road sign. The road sign states that the car is on the A57, 2 miles from the M25, 11miles from Sheffield and 46 miles from Manchester. The closest the M25 comes to Sheffield is about 170 miles. See more »
Why'd you park your car so stupid?
How could I park it, if I lent it to him?
You lent me your car?
Yes,last night so you could take Lo back to the airport.
Why'd he take her?
You both took her, you were with him.
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Being a Def Leppard fan since 1992, I found this movie to be quite entertaining. The actors who play Def Leppard do pretty well, and their accents are decent. The only beef I have is with the Sheffield scenes being shot in Montreal. Montreal makes a rather poor substitute for an English city. The cars and buses don't look English either, especially since the drivers' wheel is on the left side of the car! Having the film shot in Sheffield would have been much more convenient. That aside, Def Leppard fans should enjoy this movie. The actor who plays Joe Elliott has a good singing voice, especially when he sings "Ride Into The Sun" and "Bringing On The Heartbreak".
If you live in Toronto, be sure to see them play live at the Molson Amphitheatre on August 15!
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