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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:
12 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Fantastic Mix Of Humor, Sadness & Inspiration 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)

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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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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:
Eileen Hall:Don't get nervous until I start taking something off.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Fix YouSee more »

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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Fantastic Mix Of Humor, Sadness & Inspiration, 16 October 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

It may sound like it, but this is no cliché: this movie will make you laugh and cry. It's true.

In a day with so much garbage being put out, this was a refreshing film to view - something true, too. It's a documentary about a group of old-timers (senior citizens, if you will) from Northampton, Mass., who tour and sing rock 'n roll. There is something absurd, outrageous, comical and entertaining about seeing an 89-year-old imitating James Brown and screaming, "I Feel Good!" What we witness in this two-hour documentary is both funny at times, but also sad. Hey, it's reality; life is hard, especially as you get older and older. Some of the members of this group die during the filming of it. The other men and women have to deal with these losses. "The show must on," as the old saying goes, but it's not easy.

The group sings rock standards and stuff that is pretty recent. It's hardly just Brown, the Ramones, Beatles, Bee Gees or Stones songs. It's also these old folks performing Sonic Youth, Coldplay, The Clash and the like.

Of all the members, one can't but be most impressed with the voice of Fred Knittle, who has to sit and sing while having an oxygen tank next to him. His voice is really, really good. Then there is 92-year-old and spunky Eileen Hall and then there six-time cancer patient Joe Benoit, probably the nicest man you'd ever meet. All the people here are interesting.

The more I watched this, the more respect I had for Bob Cilman, who directs this group. That man must have tremendous patience and a big, big heart for older people. It's frustrating when members keep forgetting their lines time and time again, but Bob presses on. He's called a "taskmaster" a few times but the group has great respect for him.

Director Steven Walker does a super job putting this film together, holding some shots and cutting others off just at the right spots so we get the full effect of the humor or drama of a particular situation. Your emotions will run the gamut watching this. The more sentimental you are, the more it will affect you.

If you have a sense of humor and compassion for people, this is one of the few movies I guarantee you will like.

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