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Crossfire Hurricane (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 18 October 2012 (UK)
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Legendary British rock band The Rolling Stones mark their 50th year together.

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Brett Morgen

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Brett Morgen
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Mick Jagger ... Himself (voice)
Charlie Watts ... Himself (voice)
Bill Wyman ... Himself (voice)
Ronnie Wood ... Himself (voice)
Mick Taylor ... Himself (voice)
Keith Richards ... Himself (voice)
Brian Jones ... Himself (archive footage)
Andrew Loog Oldham ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
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A mostly chronological look at the Rolling Stones with archive footage and recent off-camera commentary by Jagger, Richards, Watts, Wyman, Taylor, and Wood. Topics include virtually instant success (and fans' dangerous antics), becoming songwriters, press coverage as the anti-Beatles, Richards and Jagger's drug arrest and trial, Brian Jones' decline and death, fleeing the tax man to the south of France, a U.S. tour and the Altamont disaster, trading the bad boys image for being fun onstage when Wood replaces Taylor,and Richards kicking smack: "The band comes first." The six also talk about what makes them a great rock and roll band. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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English

Release Date:

18 October 2012 (UK) See more »

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A Rolling Stones története See more »

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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

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1.78 : 1
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The title is taken from the line "I was born in a crossfire hurricane" from the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash." See more »

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[first lines]
Brett Morgen, Himself: Do you want to do a sound check?
Mick Jagger, Himself: Yeah. One-two. One-two. One-two. - - One-two. One-two. One-two. Hello-hello-hello. Hello-hello.
Brett Morgen, Himself: Okay. I think we're good. So, before we start, I just want to ask you, how's your memory?
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Impossible Job but They Do The Best That One Can Expect
18 November 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Crossfire Hurricane (2012)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

When I heard that director Brett Morgan was going to try and capture fifty-years of The Rolling Stones into a 111-minute running time I thought it would be impossible and I was pretty much right. CROSSFIRE HURRICANE is an impossible attempt at a documentary but I think it's about as good as we could hope for. The documentary features interviews with all the surviving members of the Stones but we never see them. Instead we hear their thoughts while seeing various pieces of footage from throughout their career. This could be TV appearances, movies, concert films, bootleg material and other formats. Again, trying to put fifty-years into such a short running time is impossible and there seems to be a lot missing here. I mean, the 60s and 70s are the main focus here and we really don't get anything from the more recent times. I'm sure some might argue that the bands greatest period was this era and it's a great point but at the same time they do have something that has kept them together all these years. With that said, it's hard to be too disappointed with what's not here because what we do get is great. Being able to see all of this footage and have it together in one place is clearly the best thing here. It also doesn't hurt that it appears all the band members are being honest and open with their feelings. This includes the music they've made, issues like drugs, Brian's death and of course the Altamont concert. Fans of the band will certainly want to check this out.


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