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Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama | TV Movie 26 July 2000
"Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he ... See full summary »

Director:

Jim McBride

Writer:

Ron McGee
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
W. Earl Brown ... Meat Loaf
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Leslie Edmonds
Zachary Throne ... Jim Steinman
Tim Kelleher ... David Sonenberg
Tom Wood ... Kevin Frears
Kim Robillard ... Wes Aday
Lisa Jane Persky ... Wilma Aday
Jona Kai Jacobsen Jona Kai Jacobsen ... Little Meat
Brooke Averi Brooke Averi ... Little Pearl
Gretchen Storms Gretchen Storms ... Young Pearl
Marissa Leigh Marissa Leigh ... Amanda
Elisabeth Lund Elisabeth Lund ... Teenage Pearl (as Elisabeth Z. Lund)
Bess Meyer ... Erin
Sandra Purpuro ... Karla DeVito
Sean Smith ... Steve Popovich
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Storyline

"Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, in an impossible task to prove himself to the world and to himself. A chance audition for a musical leads him to join forces with composer Jim Steinman, and together the two make music history with the operatic rock album "Bat Out of Hell." But the demons that drive Meat Loaf aren't assuaged by success, and eventually he must come to terms with them. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some substance abuse and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Meat Loaf was opposed to this film being made, and it wasn't until the scene after he (Meat Loaf) had been told he's number 1, where his friends call him 'Meat', that he came around and cheered for himself, over coming his 'fat kid' moniker See more »

Goofs

1983 scene in Kitchen right before Meat Loaf walks in from touring Europe there is a 2000 era model microwave on the counter. See more »

Connections

Features The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Way better than mediocre...way better.
9 July 2007 | by amazonkaitSee all my reviews

On behalf of all REAL Meat Loaf fans far and wide, Let me just say...BRAVO. From Hell and Back ....more like from heaven ?...and back. Bat out of hell?....more like bat out of well....done! Congratulations to Jim Mcbride on genius directing, the man has such a vision. I have never been so taken aback by a biography. This is clearly not a rockumentary, however it is a very accurate and entertaining depiction of Meat Loaf's wonderful life as an immensely talented fat man. This movie was heart felt, touching, I cried, I laughed, I was scared, I farted a little. excuse me. Not have I been so excited about a movie since the 2001 when the biopic "Salt and Peppa: Puh Push it Real Good" came out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meat Loaf - La historia y el drama See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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