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Only the Strong Survive (2002)

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A film featuring the veteran soul music artists and music of Stax Records.
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Stax Records launched the careers of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla & Rufus Thomas, and Booker T. & The MGs back in the 1960s and 70s. But then disco hit big and all but wiped soul music off the map. This documentary harkens back to the golden era of soul and catches up with the carriers of the Stax dynasty, including Wilson Pickett, Sam Moore, Mary Wilson, Isaac Hayes, and The Chi Lites. Written by Anonymous

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A celebration of soul.

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and a drug reference | See all certifications »
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15 August 2003 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Csak az erősek élik túl  »

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$22,035 (USA) (9 May 2003)

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$57,322 (USA) (4 July 2003)
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Walking the Dog
Written and Performed by Rufus Thomas
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Hard to Keep from Singing Along
6 May 2003 | by (Falls Church, VA, USA) – See all my reviews

Seeing all these familiar faces and hearing all of those familiar tunes was a trip back to an exciting time in American music. The most difficult part of watching this movie was to control the urge to sing along and to keep my fingers from snapping and my hands from applauding. Several others in the audience couldn't fight those urges!


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