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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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One of the band's goals with this film was to recognize its musical roots, which is shown by the large number of homages: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Van Morrison, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Jimi Hendrix are all alluded to directly or indirectly (and the studio recording sessions included further homages to Presley, Dylan, and The Righteous Brothers). Unfortunately, this was not communicated well to the press, leading many critics to misinterpret the homages as an attempt on U2's part to have themselves "ranked among the legends". See more »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

When Love Comes To Town
Words Bono
Music U2
Vocals and guitar by B.B. King
Backing vocals by Rebecca Evans Russell, Phyllis Duncan and Helen Duncan
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top notch concert film
14 March 2001 | by See 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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