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The Song Remains the Same (1976)

A documentary of a Led Zeppelin tour mixed with live concert footage, a unique fantasy, and interviews with those involved with the band.

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Bonham ... Himself - Drummer (as Led Zeppelin)
John Paul Jones ... Himself - Bassist & Keyboardist (as Led Zeppelin)
Jimmy Page ... Himself - Guitarist (as Led Zeppelin)
Robert Plant ... Himself - Lead Singer (as Led Zeppelin)
Peter Grant Peter Grant ... Himself - Band Manager
Richard Cole Richard Cole ... Himself
Derek Skilton Derek Skilton ... Himself
Colin Rigdon Colin Rigdon ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Led Zeppelin
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Storyline

The members of Led Zeppelin are called back from vacation by manager Peter Grant to play Madison Square Garden. The film is enhanced by each of the band member's personal fantasies (hallucinations?), such as the opening scene (which is awfully confusing the first time around) in which Peter Grant, dressed in a 1930s black gangster suit drives a 1930s black Ford to a house and blasts everyone with a machine gun. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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In Concert And Beyond

Genres:

Documentary | Music

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La canción es la misma See more »

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Production Co:

Swan Song See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints)| 4-Track Stereo (with Dolby noise reduction)| Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

More scenes were scheduled to be filmed during the band's 1975 American tour. But, when Robert Plant and his family were seriously injured when their hired Austin Mini crashed during a holiday vacation on Rhodes, the rest of the tour was cancelled and the footage was never shot. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones have different outfits on. However, this is because the movie was filmed when the band played Madison Square Garden 3 nights in a row in 1973, and both Jimmy and John Paul didn't want to wear the same outfits. Small portions of songs were also filmed in 1974 at Shepperton Studios because of missing pieces of songs. See more »

Quotes

Robert Plant - Lead Singer: [prior to singing "Stairway to Heaven"] I think this is a song of hope.
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Crazy Credits

"Stairway to Heaven" is played in its entirely, resulting in several minutes of blackness after the credits have finished rolling as the music continues See more »

Connections

References A Warm December (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock & Roll
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham
Performed by Led Zeppelin
Music Published by Superhype Music, Inc.
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Nobody Goes Down Heavier Than Zep!
6 August 2003 | by Bennett000See all my reviews

Basically this movie goes two ways:

1. You don't care about Led Zeppelin and you dislike the film.

2. You're a zeppeleptic fan and you love it. Its so good. The new DVD's are better; but this was all we had for a while and I still cherish it.


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