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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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Writers (WGA):
P. David Ebersole (written by) &
Todd Hughes (written by)
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Release Date:
16 November 2012 (UK) See more »
The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel
A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Patty Schemel ... Herself

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

Kurt Cobain ... Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff ... Herself (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
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
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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Besides Patty Schemel's own home movies, extensive archival footage and production materials were provided by Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson and Larry Schemel.See more »
Melissa Auf der Maur:Ultimately you're committed to each other and love each other. Being in a band is just this unspoken unconditional love with all the weirdness that comes with it.See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Fascinating insider view of HOLE, 19 May 2011
Author: peter_puppet from United States

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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