MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,905 this week

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Music  |  16 November 2012 (UK)
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 933 users   Metascore: 70/100
Reviews: 3 user | 23 critic | 10 from Metacritic.com

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 42 titles
created 02 Sep 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 17 Aug 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 26 titles
created 12 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) on IMDb 8.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet.
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ozzy Osbourne's four decade track record as a culturally relevant artist is unprecedented, but his personal struggles have been shrouded in secrecy, until now. Featuring never before seen ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Fleiss, Mike Piscitelli
Stars: Blasko, Brandon Boyd, Mike Brodin
Not Dead Yet (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A poignant comedy about three midlife women who join forces to revive their acting careers, "Not Dead Yet" brings a dramatic new perspective to a range of women's issues rarely embraced by American cinema.

Director: Sam Hull
Stars: Ellery Abel, Jill Andre, Alexander Blaise
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Webber
Stars: Tim Harrison, Terry Brumfield, Russ Clear
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Krishna Das is on a journey to India to discover legendary spiritual teacher Neem Karoli Baba, through drug addiction and depression, to his eventual emergence as a world-famous Kirtan singer.

Director: Jeremy Frindel
Stars: Krishna Das, Ram Dass, Rick Rubin
Metal Evolution (TV Series 2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Metal Evolution is broken down into episodes about a different piece of metal history. The series includes interviews with and about Alice Cooper, Slash, Lemmy, Rob Zombie, members of ... See full summary »

Stars: Sam Dunn, Scott Ian, Bruce Dickinson
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

Directors: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
Stars: Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chronicles the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous as much for a series of murders and church arsons as it is for its unique musical and... See full summary »

Directors: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell
Stars: Fenriz, Varg Vikernes, Øystein Aarseth
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.

Directors: Mark Christopher Covino, Jeff Howlett
Stars: Bobby Hackney, David Hackney, Dannis Hackney
Propaganda (2012)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An anti-Western propaganda film about the influence of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world, told from a North Korean perspective.

Director: Slavko Martinov
Stars: Eugene Chang, Susannah Kenton
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

Directors: Jim Fields, Michael Gramaglia
Stars: Rick Rubin, Tommy Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone
Yatterman (2009)
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Shô Sakurai, Sadao Abe, Kyoko Fukada
Genesis: Together and Apart (TV Movie 2014)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett,Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks reunite to do a documentary spanning most of the career of Genesis and their solo careers

Director: John Edginton
Stars: Peter Gabriel, Kate Mossman, Mark Billingham
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ehren Becker ...
Himself
Gary Becker ...
Himself
Pat Becker ...
Herself
Ron Becker ...
Himself
Marty Friedman ...
Himself
Steve Hunter ...
Himself
Dave Lopez ...
Himself
Serrana Pilar ...
Herself
Joe Satriani ...
Himself
...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

A documentary film about the extraordinary life of a famous, musical prodigy who has been battling against Lou Gehrig's Disease for 22 years. A paralyzing, terminal illness with no real treatment or cure, it has trapped Jason inside of his body for over 15 years; unable to move, unable to speak, and unable to play the instrument which propelled him to international stardom at just 19 years of age. Using an eye communication system invented by his father, Jason is able to escape the confines of his own body and release the music that is trapped inside of his mind. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It's a much bigger reason than anybody out there knows why he's still here. But he's still here.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

16 November 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Jason Becker: Akoma zontanos  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When director Jesse Vile first approached Jason Becker about doing the film, Becker was reluctant at first because several other people had attempted to make films in the past and gave up. To try and convince him, Vile accessed as much available online content as possible and created a teaser trailer based on his vision for the film. Jason loved it and gave him the green light. See more »

Soundtracks

Further On Up the Road
Words and Music by Don D. Robey (as Don Robey), Joe Medwick Veasey
Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI)
Performed by Eric Clapton feat. The Band
By arrangement with MGM Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful story of hope, love and determination
17 December 2012 | by (ky) – See all my reviews

I will say that I thought the movie would make you feel sorry for Jason Becker and his family. Instead, you are hit with this fierce determination, by everyone around him. At first, I cried and felt terrible for Jason, because he was cheated by life. Then I realized, he took this change and adapted to a whole new way of living. His zest (for lack of a better word) is so contagious I can see why he has so many awesome fans and friends. The Becker's are a beautiful group of people. In my opinion they're care of Jason should be used by the ALS foundation. To get a realistic perspective is what made this move so great.. Thank you


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Talented but... friedem0n2004
A Full-On Triumph! dave-naranjo
Inspiration solidblur
Go Jason Go!!! jarkko-lystimaki
Discuss Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page