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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)

"Runnin' Down A Dream," a film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before.

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Credited cast:
Neil Armstrong ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)
Mick Avory ... Himself (archive footage)
Ron Blair Ron Blair ... Himself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself (voice)
Jackson Browne ... Himself
Mike Campbell ... Himself
Johnny Cash ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Clark Gene Clark ... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Clarke Mike Clarke ... Himself (archive footage)
Denny Cordell Denny Cordell ... Himself
Carol Coughlin Carol Coughlin ... Herself - Reporter (voice) (archive footage)
David Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Ray Davies ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Depp ... Himself
George Drakoulias George Drakoulias ... Himself
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"Runnin' Down A Dream," a film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before.

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

14 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Tom Petty Documentary See more »

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(Director's Cut DVD)
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The Best Rock Doc Ever
30 October 2007 | by richard-1520See all my reviews

The best rock documentary ever! The archival footage of concerts and especially recording sessions is precious! Dylan, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Roger McGuinn a pantheon of icons all interconnected to the story of TP! Peter Boganovich, did justice to the music and story by not editing this down to a theater friendly 90 minutes. The stories behind the songs were fascinating and I never realized or appreciated Tom's battles with the "industry". Like one of the interviewees commented, I too can remember where I was, what was going on in my life when a certain Tom Petty & Heartbreakers song was astaple of FM rock. 30 years; at the end I felt oh so old, wondering where did the time go?


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