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A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lemmy ... Self (as Lemmy Kilmister)
Phil Campbell ... Self
Mikkey Dee ... Self
Dave Navarro ... Self
Katherine von Drachenberg ... Self (as Kat Von D)
Nikki Sixx ... Self
Billy Bob Thornton ... Self
Lars Frederiksen ... Self
Duff McKagan ... Self
Dee Snider ... Self
Mike Inez ... Self
Reverend Horton Heat Reverend Horton Heat ... Self (as Jim Heath)
Alice Cooper ... Self
Geoff Rowley Geoff Rowley ... Self
Slash ... Self
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A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.

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49% Motherf**ker, 51% Son of a Bitch.


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Trivia

The crew had to clean Lemmy's kitchen to shoot the shot of Lemmy making breakfast cause Lemmy didn't want to do it or to shoot in a dirty kitchen. See more »

Goofs

Metallica is seen playing at Lemmy's birthday in 1995, with the venue on screen referred to as "The Whiskey." As the venue is actually called the "Whisky-a-Go-Go," it should be spelled "Whisky," not "Whiskey." See more »

Quotes

David Grohl: More than any other rock musician, he is the baddest motherfucker in the world.
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Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 7 minutes to remove all sights of Lemmy's collection of Nazi memorabilia. See more »

Connections

Features Family Guy (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)
Written by Würzel (uncredirted), Lemmy (uncredited), Philip Campbell (uncredited) and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor (as Taylor)
Performed by Motörhead
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Remarkable, well-made and highly interesting
16 July 2011 | by pivicSee all my reviews

Remarkable documentary, both by not falling into the stereotypical rock 'n' roll trap of trying to show everything as hardcore, and also by showing Lemmy from several different angles, actually portraying him as more than a regular human being: multi-faceted, stupid, intelligent, very funny and a gentleman. Interviews with fellow musicians and celebrities mostly give something, rather than trying to impress. I feel the makers of this documentary have spent quite a lot of time at trying to find Lemmy, and I think this piece of work is commendable. A gleaming little pearl, documentary-wise. Even if you dislike Motörhead or even heavy metal music at all, this is great.


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Release Date:

7 December 2010 (UK) See more »

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Berlin, Germany See more »

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$131
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