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A Mighty Wind (2003)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  9 May 2003 (USA)
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Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

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When folk icon Irving Steinbloom passed away, he left behind a legacy of music and a family of performers he has shepherded to folk stardom. To celebrate a life spent submerged in folk, Irving's loving son Jonathan has decided to put together a memorial concert featuring some of Steinbloom's best-loved musicians. There's Mitch and Mickey, who were the epitome of young love until their partnership was torn apart by heartbreak; classic troubadours The Folksmen, whose records were endlessly entertaining for anyone able to punch a hole in the center to play them; and The New Main Street Singers, the most meticulously color-coordinated neuftet ever to hit an amusement park. Now for one night only in New York City's Town Hall, these three groups will reunite and gather together to celebrate the music that almost made them famous. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Back together for the first time, again.

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£62,657 (UK) (16 January 2004)

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£62,657 (UK) (16 January 2004)
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The early sequence in which the Folksmen rehearse for their reunion concert at a farm in upstate New York was inspired by the documentary The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (1982), in which the real-life folk-music group The Weavers were shown preparing for a reunion concert at the upstate New York farm owned by one of their members, Lee Hays. See more »

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When Mitch and Mickey are introducing their song at Town Hall, Mitch's hand is making a "C" chord. In the next shot with just Mickey's head and Mitch's guitar in the background, it has no hand on it. When the shot returns to Mitch and Mickey together, he is still making a "C" chord. See more »

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Mark Shubb: All right, I don't think finger-pointing is gonna help us here, I... I think it's very clear what we do.
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Mark Shubb: I'm going to suggest we be bold.
Jerry Palter: Yeah, let's hear it...
Mark Shubb: We open with Wandering.
Jerry Palter: Did you miss the last couple of minutes? They're currently butchering...
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Jerry Palter: Turn it back up again. Do you... you wanna hear it?
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"I would love to see this town in the autumn..."
8 October 2004 | by (Mineral Wells, Texas) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how well executed this movie is. It seems realisic and yet so..."movie!" Christopher Guest (who did a fine "guest" on Saturday Night Live in a game show skit..."Chocolate Babies?") did some great work on this and all of the characters are classic. Eugene Levy may be the best in this. His performance of Mitch, or rather the shell of what Mitch once was is hilarious. The best scene is, in my opinion, the scene in which Mickey's wife shows Mitch his model trains and model town. Levy's comments about seeing the town in the autumn ("I would have made tiny leaves...") are the funniest lines in the film. The Folksmen show off funny interaction scenes (yep, those are the guys from Spinal Tap) and The New Mainstreet Singers are definitely the commercial b*st*rds of this film. W.I.N.C.-a religion based on color. That's classic. I would recommend getting the DVD for the great deleted scenes, including a press conference in which Mitch talks about Canadian hip-hop, where kids rap about cleanliness.

I love this film. Despite it's rating, a great family movie. The sexual references are minor. There's just two scenes. One: A brief talk about a sex emporium and Two: References to starring in dirty movies. Get past these and mom, dad and the kids can have a good time. Just punch a hole in the record first.


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