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Festival Express (2003)

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The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Danko ...
Himself - The Band
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Himself - The Band
Garth Hudson ...
Himself - The Band
Richard Manuel ...
Himself - The Band
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Himself - The Band
Bonnie Bramlett ...
Herself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Delaney Bramlett ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Ben Benay ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Sam Clayton ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Jim Gordon ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Kenny Gradney ...
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Jerry Jumonville ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Darrell Leonard ...
Himself - Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
Frank Maize ...
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In the summer of 1970, a chartered train crossed Canada carrying some of the world's greatest rock bands. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, and others lived (and partied) together for five days, stopping in major cities along the way to play live concerts. Their journey was filmed. Written by Anonymous

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Festival Express... The longest party in rock-n-roll history.


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Opening Weekend:

$12,074 (USA) (23 July 2004)

Gross:

$1,172,345 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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There were two bands, Traffic and Ten Years After, that were on the Festival Express tour but are not seen in the movie. The producers of the film could not get the musical rights. See more »


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The Weight
Performed by The Band
Written by Robbie Robertson (as J.R. Robertson)
Published by Dwarf Music
The Band appears courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
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More..more..PLEASE!!
31 July 2004 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

There is nothing more to add to the other commentaries: all you want at this end of the almost perfect documentary is MORE MUSIC!! Indeed I could see the same technique used by Pennebaker, and the same groove as in "Woodstock", but this is the closest you'll ever get in these modern times to a recreation of the flower-power atmosphere!! Today we have no more Janis, no more Jerry, and the whole world just feels empty without them, now even more than before, thanks to this movie. JANIS just steals the show every time she appears in the film, but there are many other people with memorable lines and comments, so in the whole it's an amazing feast for the eyes and ears! GO AND SEE IT, then smoke some dope or take some LSD:)


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