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18 May 2007 (Ireland) See more »
A celebration of Joe Strummer - Before, during and after The Clash
As the front man of the Clash from 1977 onwards, Joe Strummer changed people's lives forever. Four years after his death... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Brigitte Bardot ... Herself (archive footage)

Bono ... Himself

Steve Buscemi ... Himself
Terry Chimes ... Himself
John Cooper Clarke ... Himself

John Cusack ... Himself

Peter Cushing ... Winston Smith (archive footage)

Johnny Depp ... Himself

Matt Dillon ... Himself
Tymon Dogg ... Himself
Joe Ely ... Himself
Dick Evans ... Himself

Flea ... Himself
Alasdair Gillis ... Himself
Ian Gillis ... Himself
Topper Headon ... Himself

Mick Jagger ... Himself (archive footage)

Jim Jarmusch ... Himself
Mick Jones ... Himself
Steve Jones ... Himself

Anthony Kiedis ... Himself
Don Letts ... Himself
Bernie Rhodes ... Himself

David Lee Roth ... Himself (archive footage)

Joe Strummer ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Julien Temple 
Produced by
Anna Campeau .... producer
Orlagh Collins .... co-producer
Stephan Mallmann .... co-producer
Alan Moloney .... producer
Susan Mullen .... co-producer
Amanda Temple .... producer
Cinematography by
Ben Cole 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
Mark Reynolds 
Tobias Zaldua 
Set Decoration by
Jane Parrott 
Production Management
Libby Mourant .... production manager
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Malit .... assistant director: London
Sound Department
Brian-John Alford .... boom operator
Stuart Bagshaw .... foley recordist
Richard Conway .... sound project manager
Gabriel Cyr .... sound recordist
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Chris Lebert .... sound recordist
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ben Meechan .... sound effects editor
Barnaby Smyth .... foley artist
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
David Turner .... sound technical coordinator
Special Effects by
Paul Dunn .... special effects supervisor
Wilma Dunn .... special effects coordinator
Mike Wild .... armourer
Visual Effects by
Charlotte Collings .... di producer
Safiya Gili .... digital effects artist (as Safiya Ravat)
Alan Maiden .... online editor
Danny Pagan .... digital film supervisor
Richard Payne .... visual effects
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Bierlein .... additional camera operator
Dominic Jones .... camera operator: London
Alex Richardson .... additional camera operator
Animation Department
Tim Standard .... animator
Editorial Department
Lauren Knowlton-Parry .... telecine assistant
Alexandra Montgomery .... post-production coordinator
Faye Morgan .... post-production coordinator (as Faye Stevens)
Danny Pagan .... digital film supervisor
Alex Richardson .... assistant editor
Tom Russell .... senior digital film colorist
Music Department
Jc Carroll .... composer: additional music
Steve Isles .... additional music scoring
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Amanda Street .... additional music courtesy of
Other crew
David Clarke .... digital film manager
Sam Dwyer .... archive producer
Mike Fraser .... digital film consultant
Reuben Goodyear .... laser film recording
Lorraine Turley .... assistant to producer
Tim Haslam .... Worldwide Sales (uncredited)
Terence Dackombe .... special thanks
Neil Fox .... thanks
Frank J. Tsacrios .... acknowledgment: Hollywood footage from Gangsterland video

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Also Known As:
"Strummer" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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USA:123 min (Sundance Film Festival) | UK:124 min
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Features Straight to Hell (1986)See more »
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30 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Excellent, 13 May 2007
Author: robo-4 from London

I have to admit I wasn't expecting too much from this documentary, but was really pleasantly surprised. It's not lightweight by any means and may prove difficult for the casual fan - definitely not popcorn material. The sheer amount of research and material that's gone into it is colossal and it could take many repeat viewings to take it all in.

I went away from the film feeling very uplifted and positive - Joe's attitude to life really makes you want to re-evaluate, and the film really captured that, particularly towards the end. Needless to say the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic as well - not just Clash/101-ers/Mescalaros material (which would be enough in itself!) but a really eclectic variety of music of influences from around the world and from many different ages.

I'm going to stick my neck out and declare this is the best music documentary ever made - it really did affect me that much.

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