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U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

A documentary of the Irish rock group U2 on their Fall 1987 tour of North America.


Phil Joanou
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Credited cast:
Bono ... Self
The Edge ... Self
Adam Clayton ... Self
Larry Mullen Jr. ... Self
B.B. King ... Self
Phil Joanou ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Bell Dennis Bell ... Self
Adam Gussow ... Self
Jack Hale Jack Hale ... Self
Jim Horn ... Self
Wayne Jackson Wayne Jackson ... Self (as The Memphis Horns)
Andrew Love Andrew Love ... Self (as The Memphis Horns)
Sterling Magee ... Self
Joey Miskulin Joey Miskulin ... Self (as Joseph M. Miskulin)
Gayl Murphy Gayl Murphy ... Self (as Press Conference Interviewer)


This film documents the 1987 North American tour of the great rock band U2. Fresh with their success of their best selling album "The Joshua Tree", the band plays monster gigs. Along the way, the band takes the opportunity to indulge in some special musical activities like playing with B.B. King and performing "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking" with a famous church choir. All the while, concert footage of the band's biggest hits on tour are featured while Bono speaks his mind on the problems of his homeland. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Documentary | Music


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Did You Know?


Bono dislocated his arm by slipping on a wet stage during a concert on this tour. That is why his arm is in a sling during "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "Freedom for My People". See more »


[just prior to "Star Spangled Banner/Bullet the Blue Sky"]
Adam Clayton: There are some people who say you shouldn't mix politics and music, sports and politics. Well... I think that's kinda bullshit!
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Featured in U2 & B. B. King: When Love Comes to Town (1989) See more »


I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Words Bono
Music U2
Recorded live at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 28, 1987
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top notch concert film
14 March 2001 | by goya-4See all my reviews

An outstanding documentary/concert film detailing the irish rock band U2 on a tour..of course the band plays their greatest hits and some other known songs, including a duet with blues great BB king..

Great cinematography and the black and white usage makes it all that much better.

A must see for any U2 fan.. On a scale of one to ten.. 8

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Release Date:

4 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,821,351, 6 November 1988

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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