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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.
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Cast

Credited cast:
... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Himself - Drummer
... Himself - Lead Singer
... Himself - Bassist
... Himself - Lead Guitarist
... Himself - Rhythm Guitarist
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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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The only movie powered by AC/DC.

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14 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

AC/DC - Alta Tensão  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$52,590, 4 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,372,975
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Bon Scott: Guys are OK... shake their hand... Women are special. You can hug 'em.
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"To Bon." See more »

Connections

Featured in School of Rock (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
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A French documentary film crew follows Australian rock-band AC/DC on their 1979 tour through Paris.
21 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

The film captures one of the loudest rock n' roll bands on the planet onstage and off. Personal interviews with lead guitarist Angus Young, vocalist Bon Scott, and other bandmates, Malcolm Young (rhythm guitarist), Cliff Williams (bassist), and Phil Rudd (drummer), are seen within a 12 song set. 'High Voltage', 'Whole Lotta Rosie','Let There Be Rock',and 'Highway to Hell' are featured.

The film, shot in Paris during the last leg of the band's 1979 'Highway To Hell' tour, shows one of the final few performances of late-lead singer Bon Scott, as the movie itself is dedicated to him.


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