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Requiem for Detroit? (2010)

A documentary about the decay and industrial collapse of America's fourth largest city.


Julien Temple


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julien Temple ... Narrator (voice)
Lowell Boileau Lowell Boileau ... Himself - Artist
Paul Thal Paul Thal ... Himself - Auto Executive
Mike Neeson Mike Neeson ... Himself - Detroit Resident
David Gartman David Gartman ... Himself - Sociologist
Grace Lee Boggs Grace Lee Boggs ... Herself - Author and Activist
Logan Logan ... Himself - Urban Explorer (as Logan X)
John Sinclair John Sinclair ... Himself - Beat Poet
Tyree Guyton Tyree Guyton ... Himself - Artist
Mitch Ryder Mitch Ryder ... Himself - Musician
Martha Reeves ... Herself - Motown Star and Detroit City Councilwoman
Bradley McCallum Bradley McCallum ... Himself - Detroit Historian
Patricia Semivan Patricia Semivan ... Herself - Former General Motors Employee
Arthur Stank Arthur Stank ... Himself - Former Detroit Police Officer
Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson ... Himself - General Motors Executive


A documentary about the decay and industrial collapse of America's fourth largest city.

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Release Date:

13 March 2010 (UK) See more »

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Detroitin sielunmessu See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Featured in Grierson 2010: The British Documentary Awards (2010) See more »

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21 December 2011 | by mattrhiSee all my reviews

I was hoping for some realistic ventures into sites that perhaps were no longer available to the general public.., or at least a realistic view of the abandoned sites within a thriving city..or EVEN a city in decay... ..Disappointed..I was trying to pay attention to what the residents/ historians had to share about Detroit, incl. General Motors, Cadillac, etc....

I found the film condescending with so many unnecessary/distracting sound effects & ridiculous song choices, eg: 'Dancing in the Street' during a riot, and the music kept changing throughout. I think it was an insensitive, poorly thought-out advent, after some quick something from someone close.

I don't recommend it for anyone wishing to learn something here.

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