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AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1980)

Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.




Credited cast:
AC/DC ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phil Rudd ... Self - Drummer
Bon Scott ... Self - Lead Singer
Cliff Williams ... Self - Bassist
Angus Young ... Self - Lead Guitarist
Malcolm Young ... Self - Rhythm Guitarist


The movie features AC/DC live at the Pavillion De Paris on December 9, 1979, during the tour that would be singer Bon Scott's last. After almost ten minutes of glimpses at the backstage life, the real movie starts as the band is introduced playing live on stage. Although the band is still in their '70s minimalist era with few stage effects and pyrotechnics, the live performance is considered one of the best and most energetic of their career. The live concert is intercut with quasi-fictional interviews with the members of the band. The interviews took place in Reims, France, two days before the concert. Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


T.N.T was preformed during this show, but the cameramen did not film it because they personally did not like the song. However the audio recording can be found on the album of the same name featured in the 1997 box set Bon Fire. See more »


Interviewer: Bon, the other boys of the band say that you're great, but a little special... do you know what they mean by that?
Bon Scott: I'm a special drunkard... I drink too much.
Interviewer: What do you think they really mean?
Bon Scott: I don't know, could be anything.
Interviewer: Do you feel you're a star?
Bon Scott: No. I see stars sometimes, though.
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Crazy Credits

"To Bon." See more »


Referenced in Il cavaliere, la morte e il diavolo (1983) See more »


Walk All Over You
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
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Let there be light, sound, drums , guitar
1 May 2010 | by olderthandirt747See all my reviews

This movie was shown at the theater at midnight the night before AC/DC played in my home town. Like all the AC/DC fans I went to see it. I feel its a time capsule of the band. Filmed on the last leg of the Highway To Hell tour in Paris. It shows AC/DC about to go to the next Level but never got to see. Who knows what there next album would have been like ? Thank god we have this film to remember Bon . I had the chance to met him in 1979 and it was just the same way he was in the film. All in all a must for any AC/DC fan. I still put in the player to watch it. Its like a fine wine. It gets better with age. This video should be shown to any new fans who don't even know that there was a singer before Brian Johnson.

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Release Date:

14 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,590, 2 May 1982

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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