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My Dinner with Jimi (2003)

The Turtles, a California rock band, tours England for the first time, meeting Frank Zappa, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.


Bill Fishman


Howard Kaylan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Henry ... Howard Kaylan
Royale Watkins Royale Watkins ... Jimi Hendrix
Jason Boggs ... Mark Volman
George Wendt ... Bill Uttley
Brett Gilbert ... John Barbata
Sean Maysonet Sean Maysonet ... Jim 'Tucko' Tucker
Kevin Cotteleer Kevin Cotteleer ... Jim Pons
George Stanchev George Stanchev ... Al Nichol
Jay Michael Ferguson ... Brian Jones
Brian Groh ... John Lennon
Quinton Flynn ... Paul McCartney
Ben Bode ... Ringo Starr
Nate Dushku ... George Harrison
Lisa Brounstein ... Mama Cass
John Corbett ... Henry Diltz


Howard Kaylan, a singer for the rock band The Turtles, is about to marry his girlfriend and his band is traveling to England for the first time in the wake of the massive success of their hit single, "Happy Together", but fears that the band will not be well received in England. After the band's disastrous meeting with the Beatles, Kaylan has a life-changing dinner with guitarist Jimi Hendrix, whose band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is about to make their American debut, and Kaylan finds that Hendrix shares Kaylan's fears about his American debut. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If you can remember it, then you weren't there.


Comedy | Drama | Music







Release Date:

7 December 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ena deipno me ton Jimi See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Wendie Jo Sperber's last movie. See more »


References My Dinner with Andre (1981) See more »

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They just don't make films like this often, what a hidden gem!
29 July 2015 | by Citizen_AuteurSee all my reviews

What a lovely film My Dinner With Jimi is. Sadly almost no one has seen this hidden gem. It's a tiny budget, Indie film that had a very limited theatrical release.

What makes it so special is it's a true story. The film is about a brief time in 1966-1968 when the California rock band The Turtles had a number one hit with Happy Together. Their smash hit song, changes the band and sends them on an odyssey that takes them to London where they party with Graham Nash and Donovan. Later that evening, they go to the infamous rock club Speakeasy, where they meet the Moody Blues, Brian Jones, The Beatles and finally Jimi Hendrix.

What people don't realize is that this is an autobiographical film written by the lead singer of The Turtles, Howard Kaylan. This is his story as he experienced it. Kaylan does the voice over narration which give the film a documentary feel. The viewer is put into his shoes as we experience his world and live the life of a rising pop star in the colorful Summer of Love, 1967.

This has been called a low budget look film...that's true and that's what gives the film it's charm. It's not a big-budget CG Hollywood movie...My Dinner With Jimi has something more important, it has an amazing true story with characters that are very human, it has rock history...it has soul.

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