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

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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 ...
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Darrell Leonard ...
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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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29 April 2004 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Fesztivál Expressz  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,172,345 (USA) (12 November 2004)
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Trivia

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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Referenced in Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 29 April 2004 (2004) See more »

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Country Jam
Traditional
Performed by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ian Tyson, and others
Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir appear courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
under exclusive license from Warner Strategic Marketing,
Ian Tyson appears courtesy of Bearsville Records
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What a TRIP!!!!
7 August 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I wasn't stoned, drunk or trippin' but I had a great time watching this flashback to 1970. The Dead, Janis, The Band all had very good performances. Buddy Guy and his band were probably the only black guys in Winnipeg!

If you like the music go see this movie. If you like history go see this movie. This was Woodstock plus one year! Janis died a few months later.

Peace Love and Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canada what a trip!

Toronto to Calgary I wonder if they remember any of it?


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