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Meat Loaf: In Search of Paradise (2007)

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Meat Loaf, the legendary rocker, reveals surprising shades of himself -- and his internal demons -- as he sets out on an ambitious world tour.

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Bruce David Klein

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Meat Loaf ... Himself
Kasim Sulton Kasim Sulton ... Himself - Music Director and Bass Player
John Miceli John Miceli ... Himself - Drums
Mark Alexander Mark Alexander ... Himself - Piano and Keyboards
Paul Crook Paul Crook ... Himself - Co-Lead Guitar
Randy Flowers Randy Flowers ... Himself - Co-Lead Guitar
Carolyn Coletti Carolyn Coletti ... Herself - Singer (as Carolyn 'CC' Coletti)
Aspen Vincent Aspen Vincent ... Herself - Featured Singer (as Aspen Miller)
David Luther David Luther ... Himself - Saxophone and Keyboards
Bill Barclay Bill Barclay ... Himself - Tour Manager
Randy Brown Randy Brown ... Himself - Crew (as William 'Randy' Brown)
Wayne Bukovinsky Wayne Bukovinsky ... Himself - Crew (as Wayne 'Wayno' Bukovinsky)
Grady Champion Grady Champion ... Himself - Crew
Tim Coakley Tim Coakley ... Himself - Crew (as Tim 'TC' Coakley)
Donny Gordon Donny Gordon ... Himself - Crew (as Don 'Donny' Gordon)
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Actor, performer, and multi-platinum rock icon Meat Loaf reveals surprising shades of himself - and a fertile creative mind in constant flux - in this intimate and highly-entertaining theatrical feature documentary. The time is early 2007, one of the most stressful in Meat Loaf's career, when he is about to launch his most ambitious tour ever: an 18 month long marathon to support Bat Out of Hell III, the final album of the legendary "Bat" trilogy (first two albums had combined sales of over 55 million- two of the biggest selling albums of all time). His exhausting - and often poignant - journey takes him from Burbank, California through the first leg of his tour through Canada. Along the way, an unexpected media controversy erupts over the staging of one of his songs - a controversy that raises questions about his art, his age, his relevance - and brings into focus the drive (and demons) that have fueled his over-the-top stage persona for almost 40 years. MEAT LOAF: IN SEARCH OF ... Written by IMDb editor

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If you think you know him... Think again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2008 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Meat Loaf: Psahnontas ton Paradeiso See more »

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Soundtracks

Out Of The Frying Pan (And Into The Fire)
Published by Lost Boys Music (BMI)
Written by Jim Steinman (as James Steinman)
Performed by Meat Loaf
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Guess what? Meat Loaf is actually sort of cool ...
11 March 2008 | by slyburnerSee all my reviews

For a dude that's almost lost relevance, this film was certainly a great reminder of the true musical force this man was, and oddly enough, continues to be -- even for all of us whom find him to be more kitch than legend. The film is pretty great, despite getting the distinct impression Meat's in control the whole time - my only fault with the film is that it just barely gives us a glimpse into the "real" Meat Loaf, because as usual, the guy hams it up constantly and you're never sure what's genuine or not. But the movie's definitely entertaining -- it's funny and packed with Meat Loaf songs (both old and new) that, as someone who's not particularly a fan, I found to be a lot of fun (even though the guy is quickly losing his voice, which is a bit disturbing). Plus it's sort of cool to see what it's like to be in a back-up band -- a lot of the story revolves around the other people in the stage show, which at times was actually more interesting than Meat himself.

YES, it's weird that Jim Steinman has no presence in this documentary -- but then again, what a can of worms that opens. In a way I'm glad they didn't touch it, because then the film would have been all about him, no? This film is just Meat on the road. Hamming it up and singing (a little badly). But for some reason it's fun to come along and see all this -- by the end i was sort of endeared to this old guy, who ultimately is, well, kinda cool. YEah, i said it.

Recommended for sure, just don't get caught up in the "is this the REAL meat loaf?" cuz you won't get it.


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