MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,505 this week

Thunder Soul (2010)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 359 users   Metascore: 81/100
Reviews: 3 user | 24 critic | 12 from Metacritic.com

Alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved band leader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 18 Sep 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 04 Apr 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Thunder Soul" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thunder Soul (2010)

Thunder Soul (2010) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Thunder Soul.
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Filmmaker and Founder of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, investigates the interconnections between the major issues of the 21st century and her own experience of these issues during a family crisis.

Director: Tiffany Shlain
Stars: Ken Goldberg, Peter Coyote, Leonard Shlain
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 2007 Mobile, Alabama, Mardi Gras is celebrated... and complicated. Following a cast of characters, parades, and parties across an enduring color line, we see that beneath the surface of pageantry lies something else altogether.

Director: Margaret Brown
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star.

Directors: Drew DeNicola, Olivia Mori
Stars: Jon Auer, Chris Bell, Alex Chilton
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.

Director: Andrew Rossi
Stars: David Carr, Sarah Ellison, Larry Ingrassia
The Waiting Room III (2012)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.

Director: Peter Nicks
Fambul Tok (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Fambul Tok tells the story of healing in post-conflict Sierra Leone through the intimate stories of perpetrators and victims. In HD.

Director: Sara Terry
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter.

Director: John Scheinfeld
Stars: Gerry Beckley, Lee Blackman, Perry Botkin Jr.
Here I Am (2009)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Viktor can't sleep, so he wanders around in the city. He meets various friends as well as strangers. He is looking for something. Just like the rest of us.

Director: Bálint Szimler
Stars: Viktor Vida, Dalma Berger, Dániel Eke
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years. As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the "Corps" and was responsible for indoctrinating ... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Hardmon, Rachel Libert
Stars: Jerry Ensminger, Michael Partain
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Documentary follows Bobby Liebling, lead singer of seminal hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram, as he battles decades of hard drug addiction and personal demons to try and get his life back.

Directors: Don Argott, Demian Fenton
Stars: Bobby Liebling, Sean Pelletier, Phil Anselmo
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Amidst financial crises and unprecedented public school budget cuts, Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at the challenges and triumphs facing members of a junior high school's champion chess team.

Director: Katie Dellamaggiore
Stars: Alexis, Rochelle Ballantyne, Pobo Efekoro
Tabloid (2010)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Craig Baldwin ...
Himself
Craig Green ...
Himself
Conrad O. Johnson Sr. ...
Himself
Bruce Middleton ...
Himself
Gaila Mitchell ...
Herself
Reginald Rollins ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

It's was Afros and pleated shirts, James Brown and Bootsy Collins. It was the '70s, and at an inner-city Houston high school history would be made. Charismatic band leader, Conrad "Prof" Johnson, would turn the school's mediocre jazz band into a legendary funk powerhouse. Now, 35 years later, his students prepare to pay tribute to the man who changed their lives--the 92-year old Prof. Some haven't played their horns in decades, still they dust off their instruments, determined to retake the stage to show Prof and the world that they've still got it. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The True Story of Conrad Johnson & The Kashmere Stage Band See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language and momentary historical smoking
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vronteri psyhi  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$51,253 (USA) (23 September 2011)

Gross:

$143,568 (USA) (28 October 2011)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.4 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Truly Soulful Inspiration
2 February 2012 | by (California, United States) – See all my reviews

This film is about the Kashmere (High School) Stage Band which was popular in the 1970s (and again in the 1990s). It was led by a man named Conrad Johnson until 1978 when the school failed to continue funding the highly successful endeavor. Now, 30 years later, his band comes back together for the sake of the aging band leader who changed their lives.

With Civil Rights and Black Power movements in full force, Kashmere's member overcame racial prejudice and economic/social problems to become one of the greatest funk bands - not just high school bands - in the history of music. This film is an amazing look at the drive which makes people overcome circumstances which seem unfair. If you do not smile at least once during this movie, you probably lack a soul...so you probably should not be watching a movie called Thunder Soul! Amazing film - any music fan should go watch this NOW.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where Can I Watch This? taansend
Superb! KashmereRam
Houston tieuellegacy
Discuss Thunder Soul (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page