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Metallica Through the Never (2013)

R | | Music | 4 October 2013 (USA)
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Trip, a young roadie for Metallica, is sent on an urgent mission during the band's show. But what seems like a simple assignment turns into a surreal adventure.

Director:

Nimród Antal

Writers:

Nimród Antal (screenplay by), James Hetfield (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane DeHaan ... Trip
James Hetfield ... Self
Lars Ulrich ... Self
Kirk Hammett ... Self
Robert Trujillo ... Self
Kyle Thomson Kyle Thomson ... The Rider
Toby Hargrave ... Big Man
Mackenzie Gray ... Tall Man
Peter Bryant ... Car Crash man
Hrothgar Mathews ... Truck Driver
Jeremy Raymond Jeremy Raymond ... Waving Man
Fraser Aitcheson ... Police
Ed Anders ... Police
Brett Armstrong Brett Armstrong ... Police
Charlie Attrill Charlie Attrill ... Police
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Storyline

A young Metallica roadie named Trip (Dane DeHaan) embarks on an apocalyptic journey through a decimated urban landscape as the band plays to a sold-out arena crowd in this high-concept concert film from director Nimrod Antal (Predators). As the band takes the stage before thousands of screaming fans, Trip is informed that a driver tasked with delivering a crucial item has gotten stranded on the other side of the city. It's his job to recover it, but getting there won't be easy because as the elaborate concert gets underway, rioters and police begin clashing in the streets. The city is burning, and a mysterious, masked figure on horseback is thriving on the chaos. When Trip incurs the wrath of the ruthless, hammer-wielding psycho and his marauding gang, he realizes that he may not live long enough to complete his mission. Meanwhile, the show must go on, and Metallica thrills the crowd with a thunderous collection of classics that include "Creeping Death", "Ride the Lightning", "Master ...

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Taglines:

Experience Metallica like never before

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Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At 93 minutes, the film is roughly an hour shorter than an actual Metallica concert. See more »

Goofs

When Trip has found the bag, he opens it to find out what is inside. A few moments later, when he tries to run from the angry mob, the bag is still open. In the next shot, running towards the high fence, the bag is closed. It would have been impossible for him to close the bag while running. See more »

Quotes

James Hetfield: [to the audience] Are you alive? Are you alive?
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Crazy Credits

Metallica plays during the entire end credits. Images of Metallica playing in an empty arena alternate with the credits. After a while, Trip enters the arena to watch them play. See more »

Connections

Featured in Metallica: This Monster Lives (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Whiplash
Written by James Hetfield (as Hetfield) and Lars Ulrich (as Urich)
Performed by Metallica
Courtesy of Blackened Recordings
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User Reviews

 
Accept this for what it is...
18 October 2013 | by allan-doyle1973See all my reviews

It's a concert film, it's not a movie. Metallica fans or anyone that has ever taken acid will relate to the cut scenes and the metaphors within the journey of Trip the roadie, as ridiculous as they are.

To anyone else, it's pointless, over the top & completely rudderless, but to the hardcore, lifelong fans who revel in the spectacular. It's too short, not loud enough and not a moment too soon.

The first review in IMDb is from "ssp113" he called it the worst "film" he'd ever see. I use my real name on this site, but I've got a feeling his real name might be Dave Mustaine? Ego's..............don't make me laugh, it's METALLICA BABY!!!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Metallica Through the Never See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,576,561, 29 September 2013

Gross USA:

$3,419,967

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,975,812
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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