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Back in the U.S. (2002)

Paul McCartney in concert during his spring 2002 tour of the U.S.


Mark Haefeli

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul McCartney ... Band Members
Paul Wickens Paul Wickens ... Band Members: Keyboards / Vocals) (as Paul 'Wix' Wickens)
Rusty Anderson Rusty Anderson ... Band Members
Abe Laboriel Jr. Abe Laboriel Jr. ... Band Members: Drums / Vocals
Brian Ray Brian Ray ... Band Members: Guitars / Vocals)
Janet L. Bailey Janet L. Bailey ... Herself
Steve Buscemi ... Himself
Chris Carter Chris Carter ... Himself
Chevy Chase ... Himself
Cameron Crowe ... Himself
Tom Cruise ... Himself
Penélope Cruz ... Herself
John Cusack ... Himself
Michael Douglas ... Himself
Corey Feldman ... Himself


Paul McCartney in concert during his spring 2002 tour of the U.S.

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Documentary | Music



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Release Date:

26 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paul McCartney: Back in the U.S. See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Filmed on the Driving Rain tour (2002). See more »


Features A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »


Let it Be
Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon
Performed by Paul McCartney
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Three hours on ONE DVD = poor audio and video
10 December 2003 | by david-ford3See all my reviews

If (rumored) there is a TWO-DVD edition of this release, BUY IT!

I unwittingly purchased the SINGLE-DVD edition of this three-hour concert. I still love the Beatles and Paul; but, I'm amazed that he would release this wonderful music and commentary with such truly awful encoding (quality). I would think that an artist as wonderful as Sir McCartney would have more respect for his own music. At very best, you get NTSC-broadcast-TV quality. At the worst moments, it is no better than home video. BUT, if you like boomboxes and AM radio, I would tell you to buy this DVD, because it IS a wonderful compilation.

Inside the case they state "Dolby Digital"(tm). It is NOT DOLBY DIGITAL! It is ENCODED as DOLBY SURROUND(analog); but, I could not even detect any stereo imaging, much less a surround-sound stage.

Confession and disclaimer: I love beautiful music more than anyone I know. My stereo cost $6000. To me it was worth every penny. Sometimes beautifully-performed music (all the way from Rock To Bach) brings tears to my eyes. Unfortunately, ugly or poorly presented music is to my ears as fingernails scratching a chalkboard. Now that you know I'm quirky, I can tell you that after listening to the entire concert, I immediately broke this DVD out of sadness. If I had the power, I would break all of them. The Beatles and Paul deserve greater respect. I guess some suit thought he would save a buck by encoding three hours of beautiful music onto ONE DVD. In so doing, he turned something wonderful to crap.

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