A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

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Denny Tedesco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denny Tedesco ... Narrator (voice)
Brian Wilson ... Self
Dick Clark ... Self
Cher ... Self
Herb Alpert ... Self
Glen Campbell ... Self
Nancy Sinatra ... Self
Micky Dolenz ... Self
Jimmy Webb ... Self
Carol Kaye Carol Kaye ... Self
Bones Howe ... Self
Al Casey Al Casey ... Self
Earl Palmer Earl Palmer ... Self
Hal Blaine ... Self
Tommy Tedesco Tommy Tedesco ... Self
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A celebration of the musical work of a group of session musicians known as "The Wrecking Crew", a band that provided back-up instrumentals to such legendary recording artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys and Bing Crosby.

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Taglines:

There Was Only One Band Behind Them All

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language, thematic elements and smoking images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although completed in 2008, the film wasn't released until 2015. The reason for the gap was problems with music licensing rights. It took a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $200,000 to clear them. See more »

Goofs

A brief live clip of Jan and Dean performing "Surf City" is misattributed to the Beach Boys. See more »

Quotes

Hal Blaine: [last line of Movie] What do you call a trombone player with a beeper?
Hal Blaine: An optimist.
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Connections

References Dallas (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro)
Written by Sol Lake
Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Courtesy of Almo Properties
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Do You Like Good Music?
10 November 2015 | by mekjdSee all my reviews

Those who can hear in the mind's ear the rest of the lyrics to the above summary line may find themselves joyful to watch this aggregation of the many major but unsung talents of the pop music explosion of the mid- twentieth stationery. There are interviews with many longtime musicians who played on almost all of the 'hits' of that era, but who went unrecognized and worked anonymously for most of their lives.

This move is an homage to these musicians, who, notwithstanding their anonymity, seemed to enjoy a bond among themselves that was second to none. Many insights are provided on the creation of music that is now part of the soundtrack of our lives.

Truly a labor of love for all involved. For maximum musical edification, I would strongly recommend a double feature, following up with 20 Feet from Stardom.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wrecking Crew! See more »

Filming Locations:

Palm Springs, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,858, 15 March 2015

Gross USA:

$801,606

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$801,606
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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