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

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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Documentary | Music

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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

AC/DC - Alta Tensão See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,590, 4 May 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,372,975
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "other drummer" Phil Rudd refers to was Colin Burgeos See more »

Quotes

Bon Scott: Guys are OK... shake their hand... Women are special. You can hug 'em.
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Crazy Credits

"To Bon." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Room 237 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Got Rhythm
Written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott
Performed by AC/DC
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Going Back In Time
20 March 2005 | by DrProfessorSee all my reviews

I saw this film when it premiered in New York City hosted by the WPLJ crew. They gave out buttons, posters all sorts of stuff. That was just the beginning. Those of you who are old enough to remember old movie theatres will remember the big single screen movie houses. We saw it at one of the best in NYC, the place must have seated 800 people and the place was packed. Flash, the lights go down. I am there with 4 of my best friends, we're in the 7th grade so about 12? The pot smoke hits the air all around us, then the music starts. It was an experience, we even had our own Angus running up and down the asiles. You can bet your ass you would never ever see anything like that nowadays.


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