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A documentary feature chronicling the history of two New York icons and the journey that brought them together for the last musical performance at Shea Stadium. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Alec Baldwin ... Narrator (voice)
Dan Barry ... Himself

Tony Bennett ... Himself

Garth Brooks ... Himself

Roger Daltrey ... Himself
Pete Flynn ... Himself
Don Henley ... Himself
Keith Hernandez ... Himself

Billy Joel ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself
Mike Piazza ... Himself
Tom Seaver ... Himself

Darryl Strawberry ... Himself

Steven Tyler ... Himself

Directed by
Paul Crowder 
Jon Small (concert footage)
 
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Mark Monroe 

Produced by
Sarah Anthony .... associate producer
Alexander Yves Brunner .... co-executive producer
Steve Cohen .... producer
Todd Kamelhar .... executive producer
Don Lepore .... co-producer
Nigel Sinclair .... producer
Shelby Werwa .... co-producer
Greg Whiteley .... executive producer
Glen Zipper .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Rosenthal 
 
Cinematography by
Roderick A. Santiano (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Paul Crowder 
Mike Nichols 
 
Makeup Department
Joe Bull .... makeup artist
Tony Priani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jesse Craine .... production manager (live concert footage)
Alexandra De La Vega .... production supervisor
Michele Farinola .... executive in charge of production
Mike Nichols .... post-production supervisor
Josh Richards .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Darren Barnett .... sound re-recording mixer
Darren Barnett .... supervising sound editor
Michael Bergman .... location sound
Mike Nichols .... post audio supervisor
Mike Nichols .... sound editor
Patrick Owen .... sound recordist: UK
Tara Paul .... sound effects editor
Joel Singer .... recording engineer
Andrew Twite .... sound recordist
Joshua Wilkinson .... production sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Nick Knudson .... digital effects artist
Mike Nichols .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Beck .... lighting director
Marc Bloomgarden .... camera operator
Eric R. Boyer .... remote camera technician
Bob Calandro .... grip
Michael Clevenger .... camera operator
Rick Compeau .... remote head grip
Ted Erne .... remote camera specialist
James Gordon Cooper .... key grip
Steven Joyce .... videotape operator
Mark Molesworth .... camera operator
Ron Travisano .... remote camera specialist
 
Animation Department
Sean Donnelly .... animation director
Abbey Luck .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Mike Nichols .... 24fps conversion
Mike Nichols .... colorist
Mike Nichols .... on-line editor
Adam Ridley .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jill Meyers .... music clearances
Jay Vicari .... music mixed by
Drew Bayers .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harry Eagle .... production assistant: uk
Michele Farinola .... executive in charge of production
Adam Leibowitz .... production assistant
 

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Billy Joel / NY Mets documentary is a home run..., 27 February 2011
Author: goods021 from United States

If you 1) love baseball, 2) love Billy Joel, 3) love New York or 4) love the New York Mets - or any combination of the four - you will be mesmerized by this entertaining documentary that parallels the career of "Piano Man" Joel and the 44-year tenants of Shea Stadium (Queens, NY) - the New York Mets.

In July 2008, Joel closed out Shea's history of concerts - which began with the Beatles' memorable show in 1965 - by performing two nights alongside guests that included Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler, Don Henley, Garth Brooks and Tony Bennett.

Don't be mistaken though - this is not a concert film, but a look back at the history and highlights of two NY institutions - Shea and Joel. The doc is very nostalgic; chock full of great music, quick interviews with past Mets greats (Seaver, Strawberry, Hernandez, Piazza) and Joel's crew/lifelong friends (and wives). The result is a wonderful, fast-paced mix of history and culture (granted, very NY-skewed) that, in a word and with apologies to the Mets, is simply Amazin'.

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