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Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs & Englishmen (1971)

Joe Cocker and Leon Russell perform live at the Fillmore East and Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

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Pierre Adidge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Cocker ... Himself
Leon Russell ... Himself
Chris Stainton Chris Stainton ... Himself
Jim Price Jim Price ... Himself - The Band
Bobby Keys Bobby Keys ... Himself - The Band
Jim Gordon ... Himself - The Band
Jim Keltner Jim Keltner ... Himself - The Band
Carl Radle Carl Radle ... Himself - The Band
Don Preston Don Preston ... Himself - The Band, The Space Choir
Sandy Konikoff Sandy Konikoff ... Himself - The Band
Chuck Blackwell Chuck Blackwell ... Himself - The Band
Bobby Torres Bobby Torres ... Himself - The Band
Jim Horn Jim Horn ... Himself - The Band
Rita Coolidge ... Herself - The Space Choir
Claudia Lennear Claudia Lennear ... Herself - The Space Choir
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Joe Cocker and Leon Russell perform live at the Fillmore East and Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 May 1971 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Festival Joe Cocker See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Mono | 70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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62 hours of footage were shot for the film. See more »

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With a Little Help from My Friends
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Good music, fair movie
19 July 2003 | by badgerbrewinSee all my reviews

First off, if you're looking for some good music and classic concert footage, this movie is a hit. I'm sorry that I'm too young to have made it to this show. Unfortunately, I think the movie falters is in its storytelling. This was a band of some 30 people put together for a tour with Joe Cocker. It would have been nice to get a glimpse of how it all came together. The movie does drag from time to time, and I found it difficult to make it all the way through the 2 hours. Now with that said, there are still some great scenes, including one that I swear Rob Reiner flat out stole for "Spinal Tap". I'd say it's worth a look. The music alone is worth it, but keep your finger close to the fast forward button.


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