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The Wrecking Crew! (2008)

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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

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There Was Only One Band Behind Them All

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Documentary | Music

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Rated PG for language, thematic elements and smoking images | See all certifications »

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13 March 2015 (USA)  »

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$56,858 (USA) (13 March 2015)

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$800,521 (USA) (17 July 2015)
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Trivia

Denny Tedesco originally planned for this to be a 30-minute filmed roundtable chat between some of the leading session musicians of the day. Instead he found he was confronted with such a wealth of material that the natural solution was to turn it into a feature film. He says he has 6 1/2 hours of additional material not in the film and is still filming interviews with survivors of the Wrecking Crew era. See more »

Goofs

A brief live clip of Jan and Dean performing "Surf City" is misattributed to the Beach Boys. See more »

Quotes

Hal Blaine: [last line of Movie] What do you call a trombone player with a beeper?
Hal Blaine: An optimist.
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Features Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody's Talking
Written by Fred Neil
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangment with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Dedicated by Jonathan Schneider
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If you love music, you gotta see this
15 August 2015 | by (Monterey, California) – See all my reviews

For those of us born in the 40s and 50s, grew up in the 60s and 70s, the background of our lives was a soundtrack these guys created. Every tune you ever hummed, sang or tapped your foot to, these guys played it. Did you like the Monkeys? The Association? The Beach Boys? Glen Campbell? Name your favorite 50s or early 60s group. It was the Wrecking Crew. If you love music, if you play music, if you want to play music...this film is a must see for the history alone. But it is also well filmed and edited. The first person accounts of the musicians are priceless. The stories of the value of hard work and riding the wave while it lasts. Yeah, it's good. Watch it, learn it, love it.


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