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

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 14 October 2007 (USA)
"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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14 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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Untitled Tom Petty Documentary See more »

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Fantastic rockumentary
11 January 2009 | by rgarbusSee all my reviews

I would like to thank Peter Bogdanovich for putting together a wonderful movie that really showcases the song writing talent of Tom Petty and the synergy of the Heartbreakers. I was riveted the entire 4 hours and wanted more so I anxiously perused the bonus material.

The contributions of close friends such as Jeff Lynn and Rick Rubin helped to illustrate the talents of Petty. The interviews with Tom himself show that he a modest man but you see the impact of his music when you realize all the huge hits he had over the decades.

The movie did not go into his personal like much, but it was interesting to learn that Tom was married to his first wife for over 20 years. It was sad to learn about the death of their bass player due to substance abuse.


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