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Cast

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Sarah White ... Sun Green
Eric Johnson ... Jed Green / Devil
Ben Keith ... Grandpa Green
Erik Markegard ... Earth Brown
Elizabeth Keith ... Grandma Green
Pegi Young ... Edith Green
James Mazzeo ... Earl Green
Paul Supplee ... Officer Carmichael
Sydney Stephan ... Widow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Adam Donkin ... Imitator (as Echobrain)
Dylan Donkin ... Imitator (as Echobrain)
Brian Sagrafena ... Imitator (as Echobrain)

Neil Young ... Wayne Newton (as Bernard Shakey)
John Ashcroft ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Osama bin Laden ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Ridge ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Neil Young  (as Bernard Shakey)
 
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Marcy Gensic .... associate producer
L.A. Johnson .... producer
Elliot Rabinowitz .... executive producer
Neil Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Neil Young 
 
Cinematography by
Neil Young (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Toshi Onuki 
 
Production Design by
Gary Burden 
Jenice Heo 
Eric Johnson 
James Mazzeo 
 
Sound Department
John Hausmann .... sound
Will Mitchell .... ambient sound
Will Mitchell .... location sound
Will Mitchell .... sound recording engineer
Tim Mulligan .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Johnson .... assistant camera
Jarid S. Johnson .... aerial cinematographer
Jarid S. Johnson .... gaffer
Jarid S. Johnson .... still photographer
 
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Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
8-mm Rock Opera, 2 March 2004
Author: bushleague from Los Angeles, CA

Neil Young's companion film to his concept album of the same name is rendered in a grainy color 8mm silent film -- accompanied by the music of the album. The hook is that while the cast acts out the events of the songs, they lip sync to Young's vocals. The effect is at once strange, startling and somewhat boring. The production values are quite low, but the fidelity in image and setting is interestingly contrasted within the editorial content of the film. The story involves a family that is riven by violence and the gathering forces of media and government that exploit it. Young uses this situation and the bucolic town of "Greendale" to make an argument about the evolution of American life, the march of conservative politics and most particularly, the plight of the environment. After an hour of watching what mostly feels like Young's home movies, bumbling and blurry, he violently cuts to the razor sharp video images of the media descending upon the town. It's easy to dismiss this film as cheaply made and lazily conceived. But the film closes with the image of a newly-politicized young couple driving to Alaska to "save the Caribou" -- with the Devil hitching a ride. Young may be suggesting that in the end the terrible forces that rain down on "Greendale" ascended from there as well.

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