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A musical look at the lives and struggles of people in the small fictional town called Greendale. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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)

Directed by
Neil Young  (as Bernard Shakey)
 
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Neil Young 

Produced by
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 
 
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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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87 min
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References "Leave It to Beaver" (1957)See more »

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Still in awe, 25 March 2004
Author: zuma666 from Virginia

Neil Young's music is deceptively simple. At first there doesn't seem to be a lot going on...however in the end you'd be hard pressed to find more powerful or meaningful songwriting. If you agree with this statement, then there is a good bet that you will enjoy this film. If not...well you might wanna steer clear. I've seen a lot of negative comments on this film, and I guess it can be said that it is either a movie that you will either love, or be confused and put off. I personally loved it. You don't have to be a fan of Young's to enjoy this, but it would sure help,as there is no spoken dialog whatsoever...the story is told exclusively through the songs on the album. It is a bit confusing at first, but as Neil wrote in the liner notes "Don't feel bad if you feel a little out of it...I mean I wrote it and I don't know what the hell is going on" The grainy film seemed annoying at first, but quickly fits the mood of the film. And admittedly the "lip syncing" of the dialog seems a bit corny at first, but that is something you get used to as well. What you are left with is a story beautiful in it's simplicity. Can I explain why? I'm not sure...I found myself completly mesmerized by the film. The music never gets complicated, but is so damn addicting, I found myself bobbing my head througout the film. I had the album since it came out, but never fully appreciated it until I had the visual companion. Now the songs take on new meaning. It's hard to judge the cast since there isn't really any acting, but everyone plays their parts well. (I personally would like to see more of Sarah White) In the end, it's a simply shot movie about simple folk in a simple town, told entirely by "simple" songs...however like his albums, at the end of it all I was left sitting in awe at what I had just experienced.

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