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Hit So Hard (2011)

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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.

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P. David Ebersole
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Schemel ... Herself
Courtney Love ... Herself
Eric Erlandson ... Himself
Melissa Auf der Maur ... Herself
Kurt Cobain ... Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff Kristen Pfaff ... Herself (archive footage)
Larry Schemel Larry Schemel ... Himself
Gina Schock Gina Schock ... Herself
Debbi Peterson ... Herself
Kate Schellenbach Kate Schellenbach ... Herself
Nina Gordon ... Herself
Roddy Bottum ... Himself
Joe Mama-Nitzberg Joe Mama-Nitzberg ... Himself
Phranc Phranc ... Herself
Sarah Vowell ... Herself
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HIT SO HARD follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band 'Hole.' As a young girl who always knew she was 'different' from the other kids in her farm town home outside of Seattle, Patty never dreamed she would one day have her picture on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' But she also never fathomed that she could lose it all. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected 'slacker' generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. Written by Anonymous

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The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hit So Hard: Школа жизни Патти Шемель See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,174, 27 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,402, 10 June 2012
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Trivia

The film contains rare footage of the late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain at home with his family in 1992 and 1993. See more »

Quotes

Patty Schemel: I knew that somehow music would take me somewhere better and it did.
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Soundtracks

Oh Patty
Written by James McNew
Performed by Dump
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A really fresh new look.
5 June 2011 | by thea-constantineSee all my reviews

Ebersole and Hughes manage to avoid all the pitfalls of your average Fall and Rise story. It's incredibly touching without ever being sappy or self-indulgent. What comes across is the story of a really clever, talented, brave woman who you end up rooting for regardless of whether you were a fan or not. You see people rather than icons which is so rare and refreshing. There's also a real story here with some great twists which I won't give away.

If you are a fan (I am) there's just a ton of fascinating footage that really takes you back to that time. The interviews are candid, relaxed and very real which is a testament to the film-makers. Ebersole shows respect for his subjects and it shows. I saw it with a group of friends and we were still talking about it the next day.


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