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Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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Jonathan Demme
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Young ... Self
Emmylou Harris ... Self
Ben Keith Ben Keith ... Self
Spooner Oldham Spooner Oldham ... Self
Rick Rosas Rick Rosas ... Self
Karl T. Himmel Karl T. Himmel ... Self (as Karl Himmel)
Chad Cromwell Chad Cromwell ... Self
Wayne Jackson Wayne Jackson ... Self
Pegi Young ... Self
Grant Boatwright Grant Boatwright ... Self
Diana DeWitt Diana DeWitt ... Self
Gary W. Pigg Gary W. Pigg ... Self (as Gary Pigg)
Anthony Crawford ... Self
Tom McGinley Tom McGinley ... Self
Jimmy Sharp Jimmy Sharp ... Self
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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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From the director of one of the greatest music movies ever - The Talking Heads' STOP MAKING SENSE See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some drug-related lyrics | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Grant Boatwright plays Neil's 1953 Les Paul during "No Wonder". This is the only song to feature an electric guitar in the film. See more »

Goofs

Several times in the film and bonus material, Neil's Martin D-45 is referred as a "B-45" when subtitled. See more »

Crazy Credits

Closing dedication: for daddy See more »

Connections

Referenced in Fellow Travelers (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

It's A Dream
Written by Neil Young
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Neil Young meets Stop Making Sense
16 March 2006 | by NJtoTXSee all my reviews

At South By Southwest today, I saw the excellent new Jonathan Demme film on Neil Young performing in Nashville, Neil Young: Heart of Gold. Good to see the Demme style applied to a great artist. Neil had just gotten over his aneurysm surgery and the loss of his father, so it was an emotional show. It's worth it to see it on the big screen.

As in Stop Making Sense, there were no shots of the audience. When asked about that in Q & A, Demme said "If there isn't one thing up on stage more interesting than the audience, you shouldn't be up there performing." Piece of trivia: When Neil first became a rich hippie, he bought a large ranch that he still has. An old caretaker took him by Jeep around the property and they came to an overlook. The man asked "How can a young guy like you afford a place like this?" Neil wrote Old Man for him.


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Release Date:

11 May 2006 (Australia) See more »

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Prairie Wind See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,908, 12 February 2006

Gross USA:

$1,904,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,201,933
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