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Hendrix (2000)

Biography of Jimi Hendrix perhaps the single most groundbreaking guitarist in the history of rock and roll. Examines Hendrix's life and career both on and off the stage.

Director:

Leon Ichaso

Writers:

Rob Weiss (as Hal Roberts), Butch Stein | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wood Harris ... Jimi Hendrix
Billy Zane ... Michael Jeffrey
Dorian Harewood ... Al Hendrix
Christian Potenza ... Chas Chandler
Vivica A. Fox ... Faye Pridgeon
Kris Holden-Ried ... Noel Redding (as Kristen J. Holdenried)
Christopher Ralph Christopher Ralph ... Mitch Mitchell
Christopher Bolton ... Ron Terry
Michie Mee Michie Mee ... Devon Wilson (as Michi Mee)
Ann Marin Ann Marin ... Linda Keith
Kevin Hanchard ... Little Richard
Kevin Duhaney Kevin Duhaney ... Young Jimi
Linda V. Carter Linda V. Carter ... Lucille Hendrix (as Linda Carter)
Clé Bennett ... Billy Cox
Brian Paul ... Henry Steingarten
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Storyline

Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure. Struggling to find a niche, he moves to England where he becomes friends with musician and producer Chas Chandler (Christian Portenza). Chas then teams him with Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding (Krit Holdenreid, Christopher Ralph) to form the Experience. As Hendrix gets public attention, Chas then introduces him to a major record producer (Billy Zane) who takes over his career. While this gets Hendrix international exposure, it also places him in the hands of people interested only in the money aspects that his career offers them. One of the early disasters foisted on him by the record company is an opening bill for "The Monkees" on an American tour. His then unknown act is booed by teens just wanting to see their idols. A genius and a perfectionist, Hendrix drives everyone crazy as he starts making albums himself ... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

He set the world on fire

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content
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Trivia

There was a change in directors partway through the shoot. The new director was not a fan of the period look which is why Wood Harris is often the only one in period costume and hair. See more »

Goofs

In a scene where Jimi is meeting with record producers, a shot of a city street shows late model cars. A black SUV can be seen driving from left to right of screen. See more »

Quotes

[Jimi is on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival]
Michael Jeffrey: Whose fucking idea was it to have him go on after the Who?
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That song from the club..
14 January 2008 | by jamiegilhenSee all my reviews

Does anyone know the song that Jimi is playing when Chas Chandler first hears him in this movie? "I'm so glad my baby's back at home... etc"

Just a unidentified jam?

junk text... "isn't really there. During the conversation he feeds his void, constantly swallowing pills, flushing them with alcohol, taking a drag off a pipe, while saying things like "Yeah, I'm cool man" in this almost, but not quite convincing tone. The drug use is indicated as barely noticed by Jimi himself, but very much noticed by his surroundings, unable to stop it or even address it. There is another scene which sticks with me: The "Plaster Casters" are visiting Jimi to make a cast of his penis. They show him the cast of Keith Moon's penis which is apparently not quite matching up to Jimi's size. The laugh with which Jimi responds is not one of an arrogant rock-god, but eerily confused, part what he feels is expected of him, part surprise with the seriousness of the "Plaster Casters" and part amusement with him winning this "contest" without having actually done anything. The movie seems so"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Room Full of Mirrors: The Jimi Hendrix Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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