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Hit So Hard (2011)

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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.

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Eric Erlandson ...
Melissa Auf der Maur ...
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Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff ...
Herself (archive footage)
Larry Schemel ...
Himself
Gina Schock ...
Herself
Debbi Peterson ...
Herself
Kate Schellenbach ...
Herself
Nina Gordon ...
Herself
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Himself
Joe Mama-Nitzberg ...
Himself
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Herself
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HIT SO HARD follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band 'Hole.' As a young girl who always knew she was 'different' from the other kids in her farm town home outside of Seattle, Patty never dreamed she would one day have her picture on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' But she also never fathomed that she could lose it all. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected 'slacker' generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. Written by Anonymous

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The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel


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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,174, 27 April 2012, Limited Release

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$30,402, 10 June 2012
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Permissions to use all the music by Hole in the film were granted free of charge by Courtney Love and Eric Erlandson as a gift to Patty Schemel, as the budget didn't allow for the expense of music rights. See more »

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Alice de Buhr: It's a nasty, greasy, icky business.
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Beautiful Son
Written by Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love, Patty Schemel
Performed by Hole
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Fascinating insider view of HOLE
19 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

As a long-time fan of the band, I was completely riveted. I learned so much I didn't know. Patty went thru so much!!! Great interviews and a great film. The audience in the theater where I saw this were all totally into it. I had a real long talk with some other fans after the screening. We all agreed that "Hit So Hard" gave us more of an understanding of the band HOLE and also what it's like to be a woman drummer in the music business. I actually made some new friends! :) I recommend this film to anybody who is into HOLE or also drummers and women musicians. If this movie doesn't make you want to crank up your HOLE CDs then you don't like music. Just kidding. It's a real good movie.


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