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A bit slow, but fans of the band will love it See more (8 total) »

Cast

 

Beck ... Himself

Bradley Beesley ... Narrator

Steve Burns ... Himself
Dolly Coyne ... Herself
Kenny Coyne ... Himself
Marty Coyne ... Himself
Tommy Coyne ... Himself

Wayne Coyne ... Himself
Jonathan Donahue ... Himself
James Drozd ... Himself

Steven Drozd ... Himself
Vernon Drozd ... Himself
The Flaming Lips ... Themselves

Adam Goldberg ... Himself
Nic Harcourt ... Himself
Gibby Haynes ... Himself

Michael Ivins ... Himself

Juliette Lewis ... Herself

Liz Phair ... Herself

Cat Power ... Herself

Christina Ricci ... Herself
Kliph Scurlock ... Himself
Paul Kent Sylvester ... Himself - fan in giraffe costume
Allan Vest ... Himself

Jack White ... Himself
Meg White ... Herself

Kelly Peterson ... Himself - Fan with camera at Coachella (uncredited)

Directed by
Bradley Beesley 
 
Produced by
Scott Booker .... associate producer
Damon Cook .... associate producer
Ryan Dolan .... executive producer
Rick Fuller .... producer
Dan Jacunich .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
JoLynn Garnes 
Andrew Mayer 
 
Sound Department
Benjamin Lowry .... day player sound mixer
Corey Roberts .... sound: additional recording
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Madison Belanger .... additional camera operator
Nate Foll .... lighting technician
Peter Hermes .... additional camera operator
Andrew Mayer .... additional camera
Alan Novey .... camera operator
Mark Schaper .... additional photography
Ben Steinbauer .... additional camera
 
Editorial Department
Ben Steinbauer .... additional editor
 
Other crew
Jeannette Heindel .... festival coordinator (as Jeannette Chalker)
George Salisbury .... menu designer
George Salisbury .... packaging designer
 

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USA:100 min | USA:103 min
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Wayne Coyne:This is really how you die; it's just one minute, you're just cooking up someone's order of french fries, and the next minute you're laying on the floor and they blow your brains out, and there's no music, there's no significance, it's just random - it could've been anybody.See more »
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A bit slow, but fans of the band will love it, 20 April 2005
Author: warisill from Austin, TX

As a film, Fearless Freaks is too long. Fans of the band probably won't care, though, as they seem willing to venture however far off the beaten path Wayne and the boys want to go. I wouldn't recommend it to the casual viewer, as it contains way too many scenes of the band's personal lives to be interesting to the general public.

I enjoyed it a lot, because it gives lots of insider info on a band that I've loved for over fifteen years. The most interesting part, and the one that most people will cite as the film's centerpiece, concerns Steven Drozd's frank discussion about his heroin addiction. The scene is as chilling as anything you've ever seen, watching Steven cook up a rig full of smack has to be the wildest thing I've seen in a film in years.

There isn't enough concert footage here, but two recent (excellent) shows are featured, Coachella 2004 and the Stubb's show in Austin, TX. I would have enjoyed more scenes of that classic show in Austin TX, mainly because I was there, in the front, and it was the most fun I've ever had at a concert in my life. Their Coachella set (I was there, too) was way too short, mostly consisting of Wayne trying to surf the crowd in a huge bubble (which was totally cool). I think they played four songs before they were rushed off so the Cure could take forever to come on. blah.

The thing I enjoyed most about this film was the insight it gives on what it's like to be a "rock star". Wayne and his wife don't live in a mansion, and their lives seem wonderfully normal. This was refreshing, and it certainly beats the hell out of watching Metallica argue for two hours.

The Flaming Lips have arguably one of the finest albums ever made, The Soft Bulletin (if you can find the vinyl version, get it no matter how much you got to spend). While I don't think this film will open them up to a wider audience, fans of the band won't be disappointed.

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