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Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Keith ...
Spooner Oldham ...
Rick Rosas ...
Karl T. Himmel ...
Himself (as Karl Himmel)
Chad Cromwell ...
Wayne Jackson ...
Pegi Young ...
Grant Boatwright ...
Diana DeWitt ...
Gary W. Pigg ...
Himself (as Gary Pigg)
Anthony Crawford ...
Tom McGinley ...
Jimmy Sharp ...


A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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Filmed in concert over two nights at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some drug-related lyrics | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Prairie Wind  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$53,908 (USA) (10 February 2006)


$1,827,544 (USA) (14 July 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Musician in band - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. See more »


Several times in the film and bonus material, Neil's Martin D-45 is referred as a "B-45" when subtitled. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing dedication: for daddy See more »


Referenced in The Daily Show: Neil Young (2006) See more »


Harvest Moon
Written by Neil Young
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Worth the price of admission!
20 February 2006 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

I am a Neil Young fan for over 25 years. I love most of his work. I hate some of it. Neil likes to experiment. He is never afraid of failure. This boils down to 'You can't please everybody'. I have attended about 8 of his concerts plus his previous movie 'Rust Never Sleeps'. I took my son on his 20th birthday to the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood to see this movie. I also took my my wife, my 11 year-old daughter, and my son's 18 year-old girlfriend. Everyone of us loved the movie. The theatre was completely silent during the entire program. The lady next to me actually clapped after several songs. It was easy to forget we were at a movie. It felt so much like a live performance, except the acoustics were better and we could see every performer. Maybe I can identify with many of the songs he sang. My son has left home and come back. My father is in the early stages of 'Dementia'. This made the performance very personal for me. I had to remind myself that Neil was performing for millions of fans, not just myself. The movie is beautiful in its simplicity. It does not rely on sets or props or special effects. Just a bunch of very talented musicians. The lighting and camera work truly complete the mood. The day after we saw the movie, my 11 year-old daughter told me she understood the song Neil sang about his daughter. She understood the line 'I miss you, but I won't hold you down'. Yes, I loved this movie. I only wished I was at the Ryman during filming. Go see this movie. Take your wives, your kids, your friends, and anyone else you can think of.

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