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Ozzy Osbourne's four decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in secrecy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Blasko ... Himself
Brandon Boyd ... Himself
Mike Brodin ... Himself
Geezer Butler ... Himself

John Frusciante ... Himself
Gillian Hemming ... Herself - Ozzy's Sister
Jessica Hobbs ... Herself
Iris James ... Herself - Ozzy's Sister

Tommy Lee ... Himself

Paul McCartney ... Himself

Billy Morrison ... Himself
Colin Newman ... Himself

Aimee Osbourne ... Herself

Kelly Osbourne ... Herself
Louis Osbourne ... Himself

Ozzy Osbourne
Paul Osbourne ... Himself
Jean Powell ... Herself - Ozzy's Sister

Henry Rollins ... Himself
Rudy Sarzo ... Himself
Serj Terkanian ... Himself

Robert Trujillo ... Himself
Adam Wakeman ... Himself
Bill Ward ... Himself

Zakk Wylde ... Himself

Directed by
Mike Fleiss 
Mike Piscitelli 
Produced by
Heather Adams .... post-producer
Youssef Bauhousis .... associate producer
Rich Fox .... co-producer
Jack Osbourne .... producer
Sharon Osbourne .... executive producer
Jordan Tappis .... producer
Marc Weingarten .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Einziger 
Cinematography by
Mike Piscitelli 
Film Editing by
Rich Fox 
Sound Department
Conner Moore .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryan Parker .... sound editor
Matt Slivinski .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Bishop .... additional camera
Daniel Bishop .... camera operator
Jake Futernick .... additional camera
Keegan Gibbs .... additional camera
Jimmy Hammond .... additional camera
Jamie Heffron .... additional camera
Mike Piscitelli .... additional camera
Kimo Proudfoot .... additional camera
Ben Rodkin .... additional camera
Alex Sax .... additional camera
Peter J. Scalletar .... additional camera
Aaron White .... additional camera
Editorial Department
Marshall Banana .... assistant editor
Blaise Felty .... assistant editor
Chris Hassan .... assistant editor
Martin Hilton .... additional editor
Finian Shea Johnson .... additional editor
Sergio Miranda .... assistant editor
Thad Nurski .... assistant editor
Andrew Powell .... assistant editor
Alex Seymour .... assistant editor
Jason Weiler .... assistant editor
Ryan Wilcox .... assistant editor
Mark Behar .... a multitude of thanks

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UK:94 min | Argentina:120 min
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/Ontario) | Canada:18A (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
for fans of Ozzy, but also those who haven't seen the Behind the Music too, 7 August 2012
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Some of this isn't new, let's get that out of the way. Many of us know that Ozzy "John" Osbourne came out of dirt poor beginnings in a suburb of Birmingham and had little choice with his life but either work at a factory or become a rock and roll star, so he chose the latter. But as a child with dyslexia and a crippling level of insecurities, he went to drugs and alcohol - LOTS and LOTS of em (he could arguably be one of the only people to go head to head with Keith Richards as far as famous British rock Gods on substances) - and yet kept on with being a major figure in Black Sabbath and his solo years from 1980 onward. He continues, against all odds and some common sense perhaps, to tour to this day.

The documentary, co-produced by Ozzy's son Jack, is flattering on some levels (if nothing else about his stature in the industry and his legions of fans), but it also is absorbing because it shows all of the darkness that he had. And, more importantly (or concurrently), the loss that he had to endure: his first wife and set of kids after a harsh divorce, the passing of his father, the still shocking passing of guitarist Randy Rhodes, and that loss translated into a sense of self-worth. The film is in praise of the man because, despite ALL that he did, including what should have been unforgivable acts against his family (one story involving his wife Sharon shocks me now more than when I first heard it in the Behind the Music special), he kept on going, trying to sober, but never quite getting there - till his kids intervened in the best and worst ways.

I won't say you'll get anything mind-blowingly revelatory (then again this is a shorter cut than what is available elsewhere, i.e. Argentina has a 2 hour version), but it moves at a great pace, uses Ozzy on tour and his own mixed feelings about that as a backbone for the rest of the main story, and of course some of it by its sheer outrageousness is very funny. But some of the things in the film, mostly about the TV show the Osbournes, I was most happy were kept in the film. I like when a documentary can give a whole different perspective on things, and what seemed like a fun if sometimes odd show like the Osbournes was really a horror show when the cameras were off (or were on, as Jack says there's hours of footage of Ozzy as a full-blown alcoholic). If the show ever comes on TV again, and you watch this film, you won't be able to look at it the same way. That's something special.

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