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Lemmy is a movie starring Lemmy, Phil Campbell, and Mikkey Dee. A documentary on the life and career of revered heavy-metal musician Lemmy Kilmister.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself (as Lemmy Kilmister)
Phil Campbell ... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Herself (as Kat Von D)
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
... Himself
Reverend Horton Heat ... Himself (as Jim Heath)
... Himself
Geoff Rowley ... Himself
... Himself
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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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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 »

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David Grohl: More than any other rock musician, he is the baddest motherfucker in the world.
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References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

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Killers
Written by Lemmy (uncredited), Phil Campbell (uncredited) and Mikkey Dee (uncredited)
Performed by Motörhead
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Surprisingly warm hearted movie

I managed to see this at the local cinema last night, the Riverview special late night showing, and it was a joy. It was a wonderful film and to watch it with a like minded audience enriched the experience.

The film is well shot, well edited and has great access to a wide range of people from Lemmy's past, and people who have been inspired by him. All the interviews seemed to give the same image of the man, which is one of the main points about him; he lives the life he wants, accepting the consequences and living an authentic life. The film is surprisingly funny and moving, and although he lives a life very different to most people I think it is quite life affirming. The film has a fantastic cast, well interviewed, some good shots of his music (but not so much that it would alienate people who are not into heavy rock'n'roll) some careful editing to give coherence, judicious use of slow-mo and worthwhile clips after the titles. I was smiling for most of this movie, which I did not expect.

This movie deserves the accolades heaped on it. It is an excellently made movie about a very interesting subject. I would love to see the team do another movie, or biographical movie, as their style here made what could have been a humdrum run through of one unusual lifestyle a wonderfully entertaining, informative and interesting film.


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