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Young@Heart -- Young at Heart Trailer
Young@Heart -- Clip: A Bit Of A Flirt
Young@Heart -- Interview: Stephen Walker "On the reactions the choir has to the songs they sing"
Young@Heart -- Clip: Can't Start A Fire
Young@Heart -- Clip: Fred Knittle

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Release Date:
2 October 2008 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Rock 'n Roll Will Never Die See more »
Plot:
A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Wonderful Documentary and Incredible Story See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Joe Benoit ... Himself - aged 83
Helen Boston ... Herself - aged 76
Louise Canady ... Herself - aged 77
Elaine Fligman ... Herself - aged 83
Jean Florio ... Herself - aged 83
Len Fontaine ... Himself - aged 86
Stan Goldman ... Himself - aged 76
Jeanne Hatch ... Herself - aged 79
Eileen Hall ... Herself - aged 92
Donald Jones ... Himself - aged 76
Fred Knittle ... Himself - aged 80
Norma Landry ... Herself - aged 78
John Larareo ... Himself - aged 74
Patricia Larese ... Herself - aged 75
Miriam Leader ... Herself - aged 87
Patsy Linderme ... Herself - aged 75
Brock Lynch ... Himself - aged 81
Steve Martin ... Himself - aged 77
Joe Mitchell ... Himself - aged 73
Dora B. Morrow ... Herself - aged 83
Gloria Parker ... Herself - aged 77
Liria Petrides ... Herself - aged 80
Ed Rehor ... Himself - aged 82
Janice St. Laurence ... Herself - aged 77 (as Janice St Laurence)
Bob Salvini ... Himself - aged 75
Jack Schnepp ... Himself - aged 76
Bob Cilman ... Himself - aged 53
Jim Armenti ... Himself - The Young @ Heart Band
Billy Arnold ... Himself - The Young @ Heart Band
Chris Haynes ... Himself - The Young @ Heart Band
F. Alex Johnson ... Himself - The Young @ Heart Band
Ed Wise ... Himself - The Young @ Heart Band
Steve Sanderson ... Himself - The Young @ Heart Band
Diane Porcella ... Herself - Administrator
Sakina Ibrahim ... Dancer
Michael Konderwicz ... Dancer
Trevin Bond ... Dancer
Nicole Konderwicz ... Dancer
Chelsea Reyes ... Dancer
Kashana Sharif ... Dancer
Jo Meysha Woods ... Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephen Walker ... Himself - Narrator / Interviewer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stephen Walker 
Sally George (music videos)
 
Produced by
Hannah Beckerman .... executive producer
Sally George .... producer
Jane Villiers .... executive producer: feature film
 
Cinematography by
Ed Marritz (director of photography) (as Eddie Marritz)
 
Film Editing by
Chris King 
 
Production Management
Tracy Garrett .... production manager
Steve Harrow .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
James McDonald .... designer: "Alive and Well" poster
 
Sound Department
John Cameron .... second sound recordist
Danny Finn .... dubbing mixer
Danny Freemantle .... assistant sound editor
Glenn Freemantle .... sound supervisor
Mark Mandler .... sound recordist
Dan Richardson .... performance sound
James Ridgway .... assistant re-recording mixer
James Ridgway .... narration recording engineer
Richard Straker .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Sturmer .... engineer: Dolby
Andrew Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Joseph Boyle .... data operator: The Moving Picture Company
Matthew Bristowe .... digital film recording supervisor: The Moving Picture Company
Alexis Haggar .... visual effects supervisor: The Difference
Begoña Lopez .... digital film recording supervisor: The Moving Picture Company (as Begona Lopez)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ellen Augarten .... still photographer
Jason Ellis .... second camera: music videos
Jason Ellis .... still photographer
Mike Hodder .... gaffer: music videos
Asia Kepka .... still photographer
John Laprade .... theatrical lighting
Richard Numeroff .... third camera
Simon Poulter .... director of photography: music videos
Stephen Walker .... second camera
 
Editorial Department
Simon Astbury .... colorist
Ben Cull .... colorist editor
Peter Dale .... commissioning editor: More4
James Doggett .... avid assistant
Paul Dray .... laboratory contact: Deluxe, London
Alec Gibson .... grader: Deluxe, London
Chris Gray .... on-line assistant
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Vid Price .... editor: music videos
Miriam Rowe .... avid assistant
Thomas Urbye .... colorist: music videos
 
Music Department
Melina Alexandrou .... music coordinator: Channel 4
Jim Armenti .... musician: The Young @ Heart Band
Billy Arnold .... musician: The Young @ Heart Band
Joe Benoit .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Helen Boston .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Louise Canady .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Bob Cilman .... musical director: Young @ Heart Chorus
Elaine Fligman .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Jean Florio .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Len Fontaine .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Stan Goldman .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Eileen Hall .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Jeanne Hatch .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Chris Haynes .... musician: The Young @ Heart Band
F. Alex Johnson .... musician: The Young @ Heart Band
Donald Jones .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Jeremy Kimberlin .... music advisor: Channel 4
Fred Knittle .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Norma Landry .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
John Larareo .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Patricia Larese .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Miriam Leader .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Patsy Linderme .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Brock Lynch .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Steve Martin .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Joe Mitchell .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Dora B. Morrow .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Gloria Parker .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Liria Petrides .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Ed Rehor .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Bob Salvini .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Steve Sanderson .... musician: The Young @ Heart Band
Jack Schnepp .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus
Janice St. Laurence .... chorus member: Young @ Heart Chorus (as Janice St Laurence)
Ed Wise .... musician: The Young @ Heart Band
 
Other crew
Matt Curtis .... title design: main and end title
Jeff Derose .... fixer: music videos, USA
Joel Dundorf .... representative: I.A.T.S.E. Union #232
Craig A. Emanuel .... legal services: Loeb and Loeb (as Craig Emanuel)
Linda Flanigan .... business manager
Erik Hyman .... legal services: Loeb and Loeb
Sakina Ibrahim .... choreographer
David Jenkins .... representative: The Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton
Eva Johnsson .... production coordinator
Sarah Kohler .... representative: I.A.T.S.E. Union #232
Michael Konderwicz .... choreographer
Bob Mahnken .... representative: I.A.T.S.E. Union #232
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Duane Robinson .... representative: The Academy of Music Theatre, Northampton
Rob Skelton .... representative: I.A.T.S.E. Union #232
David Wiggall .... representative: I.A.T.S.E. Union #232
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Joe Benoit .... this film is dedicated to
Richard P. George .... this film is dedicated to
Eileen Hall .... in memory of: who passed away on July 9 2007, aged 93. And is now sitting on her rainbow.
The Harmonicats .... special thanks
Rena Ronson .... special thanks
Bob Salvini .... this film is dedicated to
Anita Walker .... special thanks
Jeffrey Walker .... special thanks
Kitty Walker .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Young @ Heart" - UK (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements
Runtime:
USA:107 min | Germany:109 min (European Film Market)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) | Germany:6 | Germany:6 (f) | Ireland:G | New Zealand:PG | South Korea:All | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud) | USA:PG

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Scenes in the "Golden Years" music video were filmed at two Massachusetts landmarks: the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and Six Flags New England.See more »
Quotes:
Fred Knittle:Our marriage was built on faith and trust. She had no faith in me, and I didn't trust her.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Sound of Music (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Fix YouSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful Documentary and Incredible Story, 7 May 2008
Author: Douglas Young (the-movie-guy) from Memphis, Tennessee

(Synopsis) Over the last 25 years, there has existed a group of senior citizens living in Northampton, Massachusetts, who refuse to let age and ill health get them down. Young@Heart is a documentary based on the lives of the current singing group of 24 senior citizens, brought to the big screen by British filmmaker, Stephen Walker, who saw their performance in London. Young@Heart is not your ordinary singing chorus, because they sing rock, punk, disco, and the average age is 81 with the oldest being 92 year old Eileen Hall. The documentary follows the group over a six-week rigorous rehearsal schedule, plus practicing at home for an upcoming sold out concert in their home town. The group has many songs in their repertoire, but Bob Cilman, the stern but sympathetic chorus director, has added several songs for the new concert. These are not easy for the group to learn such as "Yes We Can," "Schizophrenia" and "I Got You or (I Feel Good)". After several weeks of practice, the group is on their way to the local jail to give a performance, when they learn that one of their members passed away the night before. It is devastating for them, but they have learned that the show must go on. They all pull together and practice even harder to get ready for their evening performance. That night, their concert is a rousing success, and ends with a standing ovation.

(My Comment) This movie is for people who want to see the real thing. Several of the senior citizens in this documentary open up their lives to us. You get to know them in just a few minutes, and you know that they are good people. The songs that they sing are not from their generation, yet they are willing to try something new. The seniors believe the old saying, "Use it or lose it," and that is why they love singing in the chorus. Plus with perseverance and teamwork, they have become part of a second family. I laughed, smiled, tapped my foot, and even shed a few tears during the whole movie. I saw the movie twice: The first time I liked it, and the second time, I loved it. The younger audiences may not get it, but I know the adult audience will understand and love it. Young@Heart is truly an inspirational, entertaining, heart-felt, and wonderful documentary. This is an incredible story that needed to be told. You will absolutely love Fred Knittle's rendition of Coldplay's "Fix You." This is one of those sleeper movies you will hear about. (Fox Searchlight, Run Time 1:47, Rated PG)(10/10)

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