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Release Date:
18 July 2001 (USA) See more »
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Music made them legends. Tragedy made them heroes.
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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EXCELLENT! A must see for any Def Lep fan. See more (48 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nick Bagnall ... Pete Willis

Karl Geary ... Steve Clark

Adam MacDonald ... Rick Savage

Esteban Powell ... Phil Collen

Orlando Seale ... Joe Elliott

Tat Whalley ... Rick Allen

Dean McDermott ... Peter Mensch

Amber Valletta ... Lorelei Shellist

Anthony Michael Hall ... Mutt Lange

Brett Watson ... Tony Kenning
Danette Mackay ... Mrs. Elliot
Matt Cooke ... Barry Clark

Larry Day ... Joe Elliott Sr.
Emma Stevens ... Mrs. Allen
Ivan Smith ... Doctor
Peter Farbridge ... Photographer

Jean Nicolai ... Tony's Girlfriend
Mary Katherine Harvey ... Gastroenterologist

Nigel Harvey ... Rick Allen's father
John Dunn-Hill ... Tool Factory Worker
Priscilla Mouzakiotis ... Miriam Barendsen
Amy Sobol ... Girl at Hospital
Simon Peacock ... Drum Tech

Andrea Sadler ... Woman at Accident
Jessica Hassoun ... Topless Girl #1
Victor Knight ... London Pub Owner
Daniel Murphy ... Engineer

Christine Solomon ... Groupie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Bacci
Sébastien Boucher ... Late 70's dj

Carl Crevier ... Waiter

Michael Daniel Murphy

Max Walker

Jennifer Rae Westley ... Groupie

Directed by
Robert Mandel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christopher Ames 
Carolyn Shelby 

Produced by
Claudio Castravelli .... producer
Patricia Clifford .... producer
Jean Guy Despres .... producer
Suzanne Lauer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Lennertz 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Cayla 
 
Film Editing by
Neil Grieve 
 
Casting by
Shana Landsburg 
 
Production Design by
André Chamberland 
 
Art Direction by
Jean-Pierre Paquet 
 
Costume Design by
Michèle Hamel 
 
Makeup Department
Jocelyne Bellemare .... key makeup artist
Nathalie Garon .... assistant hair stylist
Kathy Kelso .... makeup artist: extras
Magali Métivier .... assistant makeup artist
Ronald J. Rolfe .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Karl Archambault .... unit manager
Kristine Michaels .... production manager
Danny Turgeon .... assistant unit manager
Nicole Wilder .... production supervisor: VH1
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kathleen Hamel .... third assistant director
Pascale Marcotte .... third assistant director
Christian Simard .... second second assistant director
Don Terry .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Anne Faubert .... assistant decorator
Geof Isherwood .... storyboard artist
Philippe Lord .... assistant decorator
Tristan Tondino .... head scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Don Cohen .... sound mixer
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Robert L. Harman .... sound effects re-recording mixer
Allen Hurd .... sound recordist
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
 
Special Effects by
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Derrick Beckles .... visual effects coordinator
Barb Benoit .... digital artist
Rick Smith .... digital compositor: GVFX
 
Stunts
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunt rigger
Jean Frenette .... stunt coordinator
David McKeown .... stunt driver
Michael Scherer .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Isabelle Lecompte .... second assistant camera
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Editorial Department
David Grecu .... assistant editor
Ken Weiler .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Darren N. Henson .... mix technician: score
Stan Jones .... music editor
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Dana Niu .... orchestrator
David Shaw .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Pierre Matte .... transportation coordinator
Jerome Wheeler .... driver production assistant
 
Other crew
Karine Brasseur .... researcher
Etienne Caron .... production assistant
Brian Farrah .... assistant to executive producer
Sophie Hector .... assistant: Patricia Clifford
Stephanie Michaud .... assistant to the producer
Martine Mongrain .... assistant to director
Sherri Rufh .... production coordinator
Benjamin Sales .... production assistant
Lucio Tomaro .... location manager
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Jon Turtle .... financier
Deborah L. Velarde .... production executive
Tim Winchester .... office runner
 

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Rated R for some drug use
Runtime:
90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: During the "Photograph" writing scene, the Mutt Lange character is playing a Roland JX-8p. This synthesizer wasn't developed until 1984, a year after Def Leppard originally issued the Pyromania record.See more »
Quotes:
Rick:Why don't you back the hell off!
Joe:What? Now you. Rick wants to go lie on some beach somewhere.
Joe:[to Steve] You're probably sitting there trying to figure out how this is all your fault.
Joe:[to Sav] You want everyone to just be nice.
Joe:[to Phil] And you, what's your problem.
Phil:Right about now, you.
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
EXCELLENT! A must see for any Def Lep fan., 18 July 2001
Author: Big Bad from Houston

I just finished watching this on VH1, and it was excellent! I've been a fan of Def Leppard since the Pyromania album, and this movie did them justice.

It covers the time period from 1977 when the band was just getting started until around 1986/7 when they released the Hysteria album. The actors who played the band members looked convincingly like the people they portray (except for Tat Whalley who played Rick Allen). There were a few times, when I just caught a glimpse, that I could have sworn it was the real person up there. And that guy who played Sav, his moves on stage were eerily authentic!

After seeing what Rick and Steve went through, it only made me realize what a great band this is and the obstacles they had to overcome to achieve their current level of success. I remember listening to the radio in January, 1985 and hearing that Rick Allen was in a car crash and lost his arm. I thought right then and there that the band was done. It wasn't until I bought the Hysteria CD (my first CD, by the way) in 1987 that I knew these guys would be around for a long time. Then in 1991, after Steve Clark's death, once again, I thought these guys were done, and once again, they proved me wrong.

My only gripe with the movie is that it didn't cover Steve's death, or the acquisition of Vivian Campbell, but they only had 90 minutes, so I guess they had to cut if off somewhere.

All in all, a must see for any Def Leppard fan.

I give it a 9 out of 10.

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