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The life and music of Janis Joplin.

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Howard Alk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Janis Joplin ... Herself (archive footage)
Peter Albin Peter Albin ... Himself
Sam Andrew ... Himself (Big Brother and the Holding Company; Kozmic Blues Band)
Dave Getz Dave Getz ... Himself
James Gurley James Gurley ... Himself
Brad Campbell Brad Campbell ... Himself
Roy Markowitz Roy Markowitz ... Himself
Terry Clements Terry Clements ... Himself
Snooky Flowers Snooky Flowers ... Himself
Luis Gasca Luis Gasca ... Himself
Richard Kermode Richard Kermode ... Himself
Richard Bell Richard Bell ... Himself
Ken Pearson Ken Pearson ... Himself
Clark Pierson Clark Pierson ... Himself
John Till John Till ... Himself
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Biographical film about Janis Joplin, from her Texas origins to Woodstock, and super-stardom, featuring performances by Big Brother and The Holding Company. Written by Keath <keath@webtv.net>

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The Way She Was


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1974 (USA) See more »

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Janis, the Way She Was - A Film See more »

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Crawley Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Janis
2 June 2006 | by foreverjanisSee all my reviews

this is "must have" for all the people out-there that are loving Janis.It's a really touching film,Janis is just playing herself.Beautiful,magnificent and above.Unfortunately,Janis's story hasn't yet really been said properly and it is my feeling that she deserve much more than she got by now,at least for the passion that she put in her music.Watch her in this film,see with what intensity she can perform and you'll understand.Janis is among the few that live for whatever she is doing and that thing is shown in every aspect of this film.Watch her especially in live performances,you never saw anything like that before! A film on which i could die watching it.


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