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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster ()


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The iconic metal band struggles for two years to create their album St. Anger, dealing with alcoholism, the loss of their bass player, and the challenge of working with a psychotherapist.

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Echobrain ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Ansaldo ...
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Eric Avery ...
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Uwe Bradke ...
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Cliff Burnstein ...
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Self (archiveFootage)
Crazy Cabbie ...
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Martin Carlsson ...
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Steffan Chirazi ...
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Knut Claussen ...
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Dylan Donkin ...
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Marcelo Flores ...
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Erica Forstadt ...
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Antonio Freitas ...
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Gio Gasparetti ...
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Mike Gillies ...
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Lani Hammett ...
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Zach Harmon ...
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Eric Helmkamp ...
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Cali Tee Hetfield ...
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Castor Virgil Hetfield ...
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Francesca Hetfield ...
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Masanori Ito ...
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Marko Lehtinen ...
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Elena Luciano ...
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Will MacLachlan ...
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Peter Mensch ...
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Pam Moore ...
Self - 24 Hour News (archiveFootage)
Frank Munoz ...
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Self - MTV News (archiveFootage)
Nathaniel Oliver Grey ...
Teacher
Peter Paterno ...
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Scott Reeder ...
Self - Unida / Kyuss
Scott Reeder ...
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Scott Reeder ...
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Marc Reiter ...
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Brian Sagrafena ...
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Skylar Satenstein ...
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Niclas Swanlund ...
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Phil Towle ...
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Myles Ulrich ...
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Torben Ulrich ...
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Jeordie White ...
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Patricia Wiig ...
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Chris Wyse ...
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Dan Braun ...
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Orrie V. ...
Self - Guest at Kimo's (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joe Berlinger
Bruce Sinofsky

Produced by

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Joe Berlinger ... executive producer / producer
Michael Bonfiglio ... associate producer
Rachel Dawson ... associate producer
Robert Fernandez ... consulting producer
Julie Fischer ... post-production producer
Jon Kamen ... executive producer
Frank Scherma ... executive producer
Bruce Sinofsky ... producer

Cinematography by

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Robert Richman ... director of photography (as Bob Richman) / director of photography

Film Editing by

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Doug Abel
M. Watanabe Milmore
Greg Rogers
David Zieff ... supervising editor

Editorial Department

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Jennifer Brooks ... assistant editor
Dave Gargani ... on-line editor
Joe Gawler ... digital intermediate colorist
Leslie King ... assistant editor
Zachary MacDonald ... post-production
Richie Roefaro ... post-production
Kristine Smith ... associate editor
Scott C. Wilson ... (segment "s") additional editor
David Zieff ... supervising editor
Charles Herzfeld ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Balabuch ... post-production supervisor
Cheryll Stone ... production manager

Sound Department

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Michael Emery ... sound recordist
Jeremy Frindel ... assistant sound editor
James Jack ... sound recordist
Mark Kenna ... consultant: dolby film sound
Andy Kris ... supervising sound editor
Eddie O'Connor ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

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Mitch Paulson ... digital preview colorist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eli Adler ... camera operator: second unit
John Behrens ... camera operator: second unit
Joe Berlinger ... additional camera operator
Michael Bonfiglio ... camera operator: second unit
Mike Booth ... additional gaffer
John Chater ... additional camera operator
Annamaria DiSanto ... still photographer
Andrew Eckmann ... additional gaffer (as Drew Eckmann)
Robert Elfstrom ... additional camera operator (as Bob Elfstrom)
Ned Hallick ... additional gaffer
Wolfgang Held ... additional cinematographer / additional cinematography
Brian Heller ... aerial photographer
Don Lenzer ... additional camera operator
Robin McLeod ... camera operator: second unit
Nancy Morita ... camera operator: second unit
Allan Palmer ... camera operator: second unit
John Priebe ... additional gaffer
Ben Schneider ... additional camera operator: European crew
Tom Schnitzler ... gaffer (as Thomas Schnitzler)
Nancy Schreiber ... additional camera operator
Bruce Sinofsky ... additional camera operator
Bruce Smith ... camera operator: second unit
Niclas Swanlund ... additional camera operator
Kerry Sweeney ... additional gaffer (as Kieran Sweeney)
Mike Van Dine ... additional gaffer
Bill Winters ... camera operator: second unit

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Wayne Anderson ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Chris Robertson ... additional music clearance

Additional Crew

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Ray Aparicio ... production assistant
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Lisa M. Friedrichs ... production assistant
Marc Frydman ... technical consultant
Agnes Gardette ... production coordinator: @radical.media, Paris (as Agnès Gardette)
Ian Kennedy ... production assistant
Debra MacCulloch ... rights and clearances
David Marchetti ... production assistant
Adam Seth Nelson ... Marketing & Public Relations
Mads Marstrand Nørfeldt ... production coordinator: Locomotion, Denmark (as Mads Nørfelt Marstrand)
Sabrina Padwa ... general counsel: @radical.media
Cindy Rhodes ... production assistant
Evan Schechtman ... technical advisor
Ben Schneider ... production coordinator: @radical.media, Berlin
Nadine Sklodowski ... runner
Gino Tomac ... production assistant
Nick Vuchnich ... marketing assistant
Christian Zak ... technical director

Thanks

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Ray Aparicio ... special thanks
Jack Lechner ... special thanks
Brian Lew ... special thanks
Matt Olyphant ... special thanks / very special thanks (creditOnly)
Guy Pechard ... special thanks
Claire Sinofsky ... special thanks
Steven Wiig ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Some Kind of Monster is a music documentary about Metallica's making of their album St. Anger and the difficulties they had to go through in the process. The directors shot over 1200 hours and followed the band around night and day for over a year to create this documentary. Written by Mathias Nielsen

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Taglines The film that redefines group therapy. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Metallica (Finland)
  • Metallica: Подібний монстру (Ukraine)
  • メタリカ:真実の瞬間 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Metallica: Η καρδιά του κτήνους (Greece)
  • 金屬製品樂團:異種怪獸 (Taiwan)
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Runtime
  • 141 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $46,359, 11 Jul 2004

Did You Know?

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Trivia All the footage for the film was comprised of 1600 hours of footage and was cut down to 2 Hours and 20 minutes. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from MTV News (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Frantic See more »
Quotes [Metallica is asked to record a radio promo]
Lars Ulrich: Hey it's Lars from Metallica. I'm about to stick 50 grand up your ass...
James Hetfield: ...One dollar at a time.
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