8 user 9 critic

Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 25 October 2008 (Japan)
A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.



Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!

Director: Jeff Stein
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Keith Moon, John Entwistle
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

This is the film of The Who's appearance at the third (and final) Isle of Wight festival in 1970. This is regarded as the band's finest performance.

Director: Murray Lerner
Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Director: Jeff Stein
Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon
Monterey Pop (1968)
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival.

Director: D.A. Pennebaker
Stars: Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar
Tommy (1975)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.

Director: Ken Russell
Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed
Woodstock (1970)
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The film chronicle of the legendary 1969 music festival.

Director: Michael Wadleigh
Stars: Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Roger Daltrey
Quadrophenia (1979)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

London, 1965: Like many other youths, Jimmy hates the philistine life, especially his parents and his job in a company's mailing division. Only when he's together with his friends, a 'Mod' ... See full summary »

Director: Franc Roddam
Stars: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Directors: Chris Hegedus, Erez Laufer
Stars: Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Originally filmed in December 1968, "The Rock and Roll Circus" was originally intended to be released as a television special. The special was filmed over two nights and featured not only ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Stars: Ian Anderson, Glenn Cornick, Clive Bunker
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who.

Director: James D. Cooper
Stars: Kit Lambert, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A look at the production of The Who's critically acclaimed release, which became their first and only album to top the UK album chart.

Director: Bob Smeaton
Stars: Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Bob Pridden
The Compleat Beatles (Video 1982)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The history of the great British rock band.

Director: Patrick Montgomery
Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison


Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Richard Barnes ...
Jeffrey Baxter ...
John Bundrick ...
Dougal Butler ...
Bill Curbishley ...
Heather Daltrey ...
Christopher Entwistle ...
Lesley Fox ...
Himself - Oasis
Alan Garrison ...


A documentary on The Who, featuring interviews with the band's two surviving members, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Documentary | Music


Not Rated | See all certifications »





Release Date:

25 October 2008 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

My Generation: Who's Still Who  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Roger Daltrey: Our ambitions in those days were very, very simple: to be rich and famous. We made no excuses for it. We just got out of havin' are arse hangin' out of our trousers and I don't make any apologies for wanting to be rich and famous. Thank you very much.
See more »


Features This Is Tom Jones (1969) See more »


Heinz Baked Beans
Written by John Entwistle
Performed by The Who
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Amazing rock doc
16 September 2007 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Just saw Amazing Journey at the Toronto International Film Festival. I must admit that this was not a first pick as I was looking for something different for my closing day film.

Amazing Journey will be an orgasmic experience for Who devotees. The band went through several tragedies, including the deaths of Keith Moon and John Entwhistle. There were many violent fights between Roger Daltrey and Pete Townsend. Daltrey might have been the pretty boy frontman but Townsend was the artist, one who was deeply insecure about never being able to surpass the artistic merits of either Tommy or Quadrophenia.

In the end, what emerges is a portrait of young men who let music permeate their lives. It's really about one's passion towards one's craft. Yes, there are lots of indulgences along the way: expensive toys, women, sycophants, and drugs. But as we see with the maturing of the Daltrey and Townsend friendship, the journey is a tough but essential part of aging gracefully into the elder statesmen of rock.

The loss of Entwhistle was devastating for both men who already carried much guilt over the death of Keith Moon. They just didn't see the signs of Entwhistle's flirtations with drugs. He dies on the eve of a reunion tour and they go on because it's important to keep the memory alive.

It is great to know that such a testimony to this band is available. What a shame it would be for younger generations to only know them as the band that made theme songs for the CSI franchise.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Just saw it on VH1... Better than TKAA? dbente
Australia love_reign_oer_me
Loved it! hooligan5
This band always strikes a chord with me gobucks0302111
DVD sound - out of synch david-4989
Saw it at TIFF Timmerbo

Contribute to This Page