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Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (2009)

A chronological account of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden's 2008 world tour through India, Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico and South America in a jet piloted by the band's front man, Bruce Dickinson. Features interviews with the musicians, their road crew and fans.

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Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Iron Maiden ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vinny Appice Vinny Appice ... Himself
Pat Cash ... Himself
Bruce Dickinson ... Himself
Ronnie James Dio ... Himself
Janick Gers Janick Gers
Derrick Green ... Himself
Lauren Harris Lauren Harris ... Herself
Lauren Harris ... Herself
Steve Harris ... Himself
Kerry King ... Himself
Andreas Kisser ... Himself
Nicko McBrain ... Himself
Tom Morello ... Himself
Dave Murray ... Himself
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Come fly with Iron Maiden and enjoy the hospitality of Flight 666 as the boys' take on the biggest tour of their career, flying around the world in their own private Boeing 757. This insight into the background noise that is the logistical workings' of the '2008 Somewhere Back in Time' World Tour is captivating, both behind the scenes as well as on stage. Performing in front of sell out crowds, this "Rocumentary" is an insight into the minds, bodies and souls of the family that is Iron Maiden. Written by Cinema_Fan

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50,000 miles. 5 Continents. 23 Concerts in just 45 Days.

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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Iron Maiden: Reiss Nr. 666 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$233,193
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Boeing 757 plane that took the band around the world, flown by their singer Bruce Dickinson, is nicknamed "Ed Force One". See more »

Quotes

Adrian Smith: [On his earlier days when coming to Japan to tour] I think it's the only place in the world where we physically got mobbed by teenage girls.
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Crazy Credits

Monty Python's classic song, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, plays over the end credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Granada Reports: 23 April 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Children of the Damned
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Published by Imagem Music
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An amazing "feel good ride" even for non-Maiden fans...
6 November 2009 | by SebastienSpaSee all my reviews

First off, i was into metal but not that much into Maiden, i always respected them but didn't listen to them very often.

When the DVD started at a friend's place during a party i began watching "accidently"... Towards the end of the film i was asked where i was and didn't realize i watched the whole movie and completely forgot the time.

Sam Dunn has gone to the next stage, he made a "movie" - which can be enjoyed by anyone, not just metal fans. Right from the beginning you dive into a very private side of a band that doesn't have to be described any closer - that's what this movie is here for. The history and achievements of Iron Maiden are completely unimportant at this point - it is reflected by the adoring audiences around the world which is brilliantly (simple but effective) put in picture. As the viewer you literally meet a group of people telling amazing stories, experiencing memorable moments, sharing a lot of insight and just immediately grabbing your sympathy. Though the main frame of the film is quite simple it never fails to make you lose interest - it is an elegant swing between information, emotion and impression.

I was very impressed by the fact that the making of this documentary was obviously not very expensive. It is a perfect example that a high budget doesn't always capture as much sincerity, passion and honesty as this one does. And this affects you - considering the previous productions of the makers - it is received way less "fanatical" though it ironically covers only one topic.

I can really recommend this documentary to everybody, it is a great display of how famous people can stay grounded even after two decades of filling big stadiums. I was entertained, amazed and moved. A solid gem in a world where the quality of documentaries is visibly declining.


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