A career-spanning documentary on The Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

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Martin Scorsese
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mick Jagger ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals / guitar / harmonica
Keith Richards ... Self - The Rolling Stones: guitar / vocals
Charlie Watts ... Self - The Rolling Stones: drums
Ronnie Wood ... Self - The Rolling Stones: guitar
Darryl Jones Darryl Jones ... Self - The Rolling Stones: bass guitar
Chuck Leavell Chuck Leavell ... Self - The Rolling Stones: keyboards
Bobby Keys Bobby Keys ... Self - The Rolling Stones: saxophone
Bernard Fowler Bernard Fowler ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Lisa Fischer ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Blondie Chaplin Blondie Chaplin ... Self - The Rolling Stones: vocals
Tim Ries Tim Ries ... Self - The Rolling Stones: saxophone / keyboards
Kent S. Smith Kent S. Smith ... Self - The Rolling Stones: trumpet (as Kent Smith)
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Self - The Rolling Stones: trombone
Albert Maysles ... Self - Camera in Hand
Christina Aguilera ... Self
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Storyline

Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones unite in "Shine A Light," a look at The Rolling Stones." Scorcese filmed the Stones over a two-day period at the intimate Beacon Theater in New York City in fall 2006. Cinematographers capture the raw energy of the legendary band. Written by alfiehitchie

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, drug references and smoking | See all certifications »

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Legendary executive and co-founder of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun, died as a result of a head injury he sustained from falling backstage at the opening night of the two day concert series and their subsequent filming. The film closes with a dedication to him. Eerily enough, this is not the only death to result from an incident that took place during the filming of a Rolling Stones concert documentary. In 1969 a fan named Meredith Hunter was stabbed and beaten by members of the Hell's Angels who were hired as security at the now infamous free concert by the Rolling Stones at Altamont Speedway. This tragic event was captured during the filming of another famous Stones concert documentary, "Gimme Shelter (1970)." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mick Jagger: It looks like a doll's house.
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Crazy Credits

Closing disclaimer: The preceding interviews and commentaries are for entertainment only. The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the of the individual speakers and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Paramount Classics, Shangri-La Entertainment, Concert Productions International or any of their respective affiliates or employees. See more »

Connections

References The Last Waltz (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Exodus
Written by Bob Marley
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers (as Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Courtesy of Fifty Six Hope Road/Odnil Music, administered by Spirit Two Music, Inc.
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises.
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Enlightment
14 April 2008 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Sometimes you might feel that the rock concert movie genre hasn't moved much since "Woodstock". Which doesn't mean Scorsese doesn't manage the tradition in a very proper way.

You certainly have the concert feeling here. But Stones have made it both better and worse. There are ups and downs in this performance, with an absolute peak from the blues man Buddy Guy entering stage.

The clips from old Stones interviews are entertaining, but what's the purpose of having them there? If they are supposed to be included, they should have taken a bigger place, telling something more of this band, which in itself forms essentials of rock history. Anyway, good work by Scorsese, although traditional.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2008 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Rolling Stones Documentary See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,488,081, 6 April 2008

Gross USA:

$5,505,267

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,773,351
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1.85 : 1
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