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Hit So Hard -- A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.
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Director:
Writers (WGA):
P. David Ebersole (written by) &
Todd Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 2012 (UK) See more »
Tagline:
The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
Plot:
A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
spoke to me directly! See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Patty Schemel ... Herself

Courtney Love ... Herself
Eric Erlandson ... Himself
Melissa Auf der Maur ... Herself

Kurt Cobain ... Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff ... Himself (archive footage)
Larry Schemel ... Himself
Gina Schock ... Herself
Debbi Peterson ... Herself
Kate Schellenbach ... Herself
Nina Gordon ... Herself
Roddy Bottum ... Himself
Joe Mama-Nitzberg ... Himself
Phranc ... Herself

Sarah Vowell ... Herself
Dallas Taylor ... Himself
Alice de Buhr ... Herself
Chris Whitemyer ... Himself
Care Bears on Fire ... Izzy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Butchie ... Herself

Evan Dando ... Himself (archive footage)

Dexter Holland ... Himself (archive footage)
Leslie Mah ... Herself (archive footage)
Metallica ... Themselves (archive footage)
Sheri Ozeki ... Herself (archive footage)

Fred Schneider ... Himself (archive footage)

Jenny Shimizu ... Herself (archive footage)
Pat Smear ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
P. David Ebersole 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
P. David Ebersole (written by) &
Todd Hughes (written by)

Produced by
Heather Bendler .... associate producer
Julianna Brannum .... associate producer
Todd Hughes .... producer
Brad Lovett .... associate producer
Dan Snow .... associate producer
Christina Soletti .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roddy Bottum 
 
Cinematography by
Larra Anderson 
Mark Putnam 
John Tanzer 
 
Film Editing by
P. David Ebersole 
 
Sound Department
Tom Boykin .... sound editor
Kerry P. Brown .... mixing consultant
Eric Lalicata .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lalicata .... supervising sound editor
David Malits .... sound mixer
Sergio R. Rocha .... sound effects editor
Dan Snow .... sound supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hernando Bansuelo .... second unit: photography
Kim Rasser .... still photographer
Stephen Roullier .... still photographer
Starr Scesniak .... still photographer
Jamie Tolbert .... second unit: photography
 
Editorial Department
Eric Chase .... hd colorist
Andrew Harwood .... video post assistant
 
Other crew
Dean R. Cheley .... clearance counsel
Jim Dobson .... publicist
Michael Donaldson .... clearance counsel
 
Thanks
Anna Margarita Albelo .... thanks
Allison Anders .... thanks
Jennifer Arnold .... thanks
Rodney Ascher .... thanks
Nigel Barker .... thanks
Peter Belsito .... thanks
Shaz Bennett .... thanks
Cary Berger .... thanks
Jello Biafra .... thanks
Effie Brown .... thanks
Kerry P. Brown .... thanks
Charlotte Caffey .... thanks
Austin Chick .... thanks
Billy Corgan .... thanks
Joseph F. Cultice .... thanks
Christine D'Souza .... thanks
Darius Fisher .... thanks
Christian Gaines .... thanks
Philip Gefter .... thanks
Kevin Iwashina .... thanks
Dylan Marchetti .... thanks
James McNew .... thanks
Stuart Moxham .... thanks
Linda Perry .... thanks
Richard Press .... thanks
Lance Robertson .... thanks
Lizabeth Scott .... thanks
Loren Segan .... thanks
Tristen Tuckfield .... thanks
Diana E. Williams .... thanks
Mary Woronov .... thanks
Lauren Zuckerman .... thanks
 

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103 min
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Trivia:
Nominated for Best Music Film at the 2013 NME Awards along with Searching For Sugar Man, LCD Soundsystem: 'Shut Up And Play The Hits', Marley, The Rolling Stones: 'Crossfire Hurricane' and Led Zeppelin: 'Celebration Day'.See more »
Quotes:
Alice de Buhr:It's a nasty, greasy, icky business.See more »
Soundtrack:
Jennifer's BodySee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
spoke to me directly!, 4 June 2011
Author: girlcousins from United States

This film, about a young woman finding her way in music and life, who just happened to be the drummer of the Epic Band HOLE during my younger years, made me see my own struggles, and had me cheering for her all the way. PATTY SCHEMEL ROCKS!!!

Cobain, Love, and Schemel made the ultimate alternative family. there was love, through it all. And today, love is alive.

Director P. David Ebersole takes a celebrity type story and paints a swirling life lived fully, yes roughly, and now admirably. Patty and her Alternative Family of Today are showing the world that young girls rock, need to rock, will rock, and should be supporting in their rocking. It's an important story. A big story. A personal story. A universal story.

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