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Viva the Underdogs (2020)

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VIVA THE UNDERDOGS follows the self-managed Australian heavy metal band Parkway Drive on their 15 year underdog journey

Director:

Allan Hardy

Writers:

Allan Hardy, Macario De Souza (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Parkway Drive Parkway Drive ... Band
Ben Gordon Ben Gordon ... Self
Luke Kilpatrick Luke Kilpatrick ... Self
Jeff Ling Jeff Ling ... Self
Winston McCall Winston McCall ... Self
Jia O'Connor Jia O'Connor ... Self
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VIVA THE UNDERDOGS follows Parkway Drive's 15-year journey from small town surf-rats to international headliners on the world's biggest metal music festivals. From seeking out surf spots and sleeping on the streets during their first international tour, to evolving their sound and setting new benchmarks in metal with every album release, the five high school band-mates have always done it their own way. Despite the lack of mainstream support, somehow rock lives on. Dedicated heavy music festivals across the globe are still selling out, led by living legends like Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer and AC/DC giving fans live spectacles like no other. Sadly, no new bands have soared to the great heights of those pioneers, yet a changing of the guard is long overdue. A band must step up to own that headline spot and continue the legacy. Now 15 years into their career, Parkway Drive put everything on the line to create the biggest and most explosive show for their fans. Self-funded, self-managed and ...

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AGAINST THE GRAIN. AGAINST THE ODDS.

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Documentary

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This is the third documentary on Parkway drive, but the first to be released in Cinemas with "The DVD" released on DVD in 2009 followed by "Home is for the heartless" in 2012 on DVD/Blu-ray. See more »

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Different subject and Captivating story
14 July 2020 | by ToddReeSee all my reviews

Metal music is an underground music genre. Not everyone really knows about it. This documentary is definitely one of the great music-related documentary. It takes us through the journey of the musicians and the highlights of their career. The way the film is directed is like a full-length dramatic film. It shows friendship, success, sacrifices, emotional turns and struggle. It does makes the viewer emotional but its its own musical way. The background music is theme related and carries the mood of the documentary till the end. With zero knowledge about Metal music, I still enjoyed the film till the end. A great delight to watch.


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Official Sites:

Parkway Drive website

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2020 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Viva the Underdogs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD320,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$61,491
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Hype Republic See more »
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Runtime:

(original)

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Stereo | Dolby

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Color (4K)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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