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U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

A documentary of Irish rock group U2's Fall 1987 tour of North America.

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Dennis Bell ... Himself
Adam Gussow ... Himself
Jack Hale ... Himself
Jim Horn ... Himself
Wayne Jackson ... Himself (as The Memphis Horns)
Andrew Love ... Himself (as The Memphis Horns)
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Joey Miskulin ... Himself (as Joseph M. Miskulin)
Gayl Murphy ... Herself (as Press Conference Interviewer)
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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 in indulge in some special musical activities like playing with BB 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 is featured while Bono speaks his mind on the problems of his homeland. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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4 November 1988 (USA)  »

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$8,600,823
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Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who was twenty years old at the time, received a "special thanks" credit from U2 for allowing them a personal tour of her father's home at Graceland. After the visit in the documentary, U2's Larry Mullen Jr. later emotionally noted that he wished Elvis hadn't been buried in the backyard. See more »

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[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: The Best of 1980-1990 (1999) See more »

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One of the best Rockumentaries ever
29 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

U2 is one of my favorite bands, and to see them at such a unique position in their history has always been a treasure. Before the huge tours, before the renown, and before the Super Bowl, seeing the band as a group of guys still trying to cope with their meteoric rise in popularity. Always a good film to watch, especially the beginning when they do a rendition of Helter Skelter. Some might say the black and white nature of the film makes it dated and old, it helps create a world before their ZOO TV years, where all the bright colors and electronic looping changed the band forever.


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