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Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police (2012)

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A documentary about the rise of The Police.


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Based on the acclaimed memoir One Train Later by rock guitarist Andy Summers, Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police follows Summers' journey from his early days in the psychedelic '60s music scene, when he played with The Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police. During the band's phenomenal rise and its dissolution at the height of their popularity in the mid-80s, Summers captured history with his candid photographs. Utilizing rare archival footage and insights from the guitarist's side of the stage, Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police brings together past and present as the band members reunite, more than two decades later, for a global reunion tour in 2007.

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23 November 2013 (Japan)  »

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$5,656 (USA) (20 March 2015)


$23,193 (USA) (8 May 2015)

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A 1991 Saturday Night Live episode where Sting was the musical host, Sting played himself in a skit where he is in a high rise elevator, and the other occupants decide to sing the song (or more so one word: "Rox-ANNE"!), to Sting's eventual annoyance. See more »

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Crimes & Misemeanors- an arresting memoir of The Police
22 March 2015 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU : SURVIVING THE POLICE (2015) ***1/2 Rock star Andy Summers provides the angst and archival footage of his memoir of being a member of supergroup The Police based on his book with insights to how he became a guitarist, the impossible odds of becoming a steady working musician and ultimately how the band originated and became a worldwide phenomenon including sold-out tours, interviews, vintage photography taken by Summers and some fun and funny moments captured on the fly during the reunion tour of 2007-08 (one for the film vault is of Summers blithely walking down an street to hear "Every Breath You Take" emit from a karaoke bar and find himself singing along with its drunken denizens!) (Dirs: Andy Grieve & Lauren Lazin)

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