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Year of the Horse (1997)

This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Jim Jarmusch

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ralph Molina Ralph Molina ... Himself
Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro ... Himself
Billy Talbot Billy Talbot ... Himself
Neil Young ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Cragg Larry Cragg ... Himself (segment "master guitar tech")
Jim Jarmusch ... Himself
Elliot Roberts Elliot Roberts ... Himself (segment "manager extraordinaire")
Keith Wissmar Keith Wissmar ... Himself (segment "lighting wizard")
Scott Young Scott Young ... Himself (segment "Neil's dad")
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Storyline

This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

crank it up

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

October Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,179, 12 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$189,491, 9 November 1997
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Shakey Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Sedan Delivery
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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Only for die hard Neil Young fans
31 October 2018 | by brianhamilton-76406See all my reviews

Unless you're a Neil Young die-hard, you're likely to find Year of the Horse unbearable. What's especially shocking is that it comes from a talented director like Jarmusch, who is known for intelligent, thought-provoking pictures. Evidently, his feature film making ability doesn't translate into the documentary realm. Year of the Horse is one of 1997's ugliest dogs. It's supposed to be a high- energy concert film that captures the intensity and camaraderie of the band members on and off- stage. What it turns out to be, however, is an overlong home movie with bad video and barely- adequate sound.


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