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Release Date:
18 July 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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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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
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90 min
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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: It is shown that Zildjian Avedis and Z-Custom cymbals were used in the movie. Z-Customs were not around before 1986. The Avedis cymbals in the movie were shown to have Avedis written above the Zildjian logo. The new logo wasn't introduced until the 1990s.See more »
Quotes:
Peter Mench:I'm putting AC/DC on tour. 22 gigs, all over England and I need an opening act. I'm thinking Def Leppard.
Joe:That's good thinking.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Pour Some Sugar On Me!, 27 October 2005
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

When Def Leppard returned to MTV with Hysteria, it was a revolution. The band members were adolescent friends who aspired to leave their Sheffield lives behind them. Instead, they became a leader in the music industry. Hysteria's legacy still lives on to those of us who remember it. The film reminded me of their ability to triumph over tragedy. They were all young when they rose to success. Of course, they hit obstacles like alcohol, drugs, and money. When Rick loses his arm in a car accident, he is determined to return to the band. I admire the band for not turning their backs on their friend. When Steve Clark is battling alcoholism, his friends are there for him as well. The film is not great but I bet it could have been better. I liked the flashbacks in the end to show the change in their appearances. They have grown older, wiser, and better for it. The road to Hysteria was marked by tragedy and triumph at once. The song "Pour Some Sugar On Me!" was a hit video on MTV. I must have seen it a hundred times or more. In the 1980s, musicians and bands like Def Leppard created lyrics with music. Today, all there is vulgarity, sexual references, obscenity, and violence in the most popular music today. Gone are the music videos that inhabited MTV all those years. It was once a music station. I saw this film on VH-1 which was also begun as an alternative to MTV. Both now dedicate themselves to reality shows and other programming. I miss MTV and the videos like Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me, Hysteria, Photograph, Love Hurts, Animal, etc. Of course, young actors who play larger than life band members do a superb job in portraying. For a minute, I believed the band was actually playing themselves. I had to see the credits. I bet they could have marketed and released this film in the theaters and they would be rocking to the sound of Def Leppard. Too bad they placed it on television as documentary. To Def Leppard, keep rocking on.

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