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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)

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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.


John Ridley


John Ridley
1 win & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
André Benjamin ... Jimi Hendrix
Hayley Atwell ... Kathy
Imogen Poots ... Linda
Ruth Negga ... Ida
Andrew Buckley ... Bryan 'Chas' Chandler
Adrian Lester ... Michael X
Oliver Bennett Oliver Bennett ... Noel Redding
Tom Dunlea Tom Dunlea ... John 'Mitch' Mitchell
Clare-Hope Ashitey ... Lithofayne 'Faye' Pridgeon
Jade Yourell ... Roberta Goldstein / Telephone Operator
Lauterio Zamparelli ... Mark Hoffman
Danny McColgan Danny McColgan ... Eric Clapton
Robbie Jarvis Robbie Jarvis ... Andrew Loog Oldham (as Robbie Jarvis-Dean)
Burn Gorman ... Michael Jeffery
Ashley Charles ... Keith Richards


A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

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Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, and some drug content | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


André Benjamin mimics Jimi Hendrix. Waddy Wachtel performed all of the guitar licks. See more »


When Radio Caroline is playing in one scene, the song playing is "Train To Nowhere" by Savoy Brown, issued in 1969. See more »


Jimi Hendrix: You can't change the world. If I could, only thing I'd probably do is just put... I'd like a little bit more color on the streets. Other than that, man, just take shit how it comes.
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Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »


My Heart is Bleedin'
a/k/a "My Bleedin' Heart"
Performed by Waddy Wachtel
Vocal by André Benjamin (as André Benjamin)
Written by Elmore James and Marshall Sehorn
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (US) LLC and Rhinelander Music, Inc.
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User Reviews

Two Thumbs Up for Andre's Performance
16 December 2014 | by cyorkgoSee all my reviews

As a Hendrix fan I have read most of his biographies. So I was excited to see this movie. Actually, as a fan I am excited about anything Jimi Hendrix.

I think most people reviewing the film take themselves as fans too serious. I respect those that are attempting to keep the integrity of Jimi Hendrix legacy intact, but some people are really going overboard.

So, focusing on film itself: Loved it! I think Andre really did a great job at playing Jimi. I also thought the acting was very good. The writers did a great job considering the estate wouldn't work with them. It may not have been 100% historically accurate but it definitely was NOT garbage. It is a very good movie.

So for those of you that have not seen the movie - watch it from a movie lover's stand point. Watch it from a fan's perspective. If you do so, you will appreciate the movie. It you approach it from a critics standpoint, because you "knew" Jimi or you have read every book or you are/where Jimi's biggest fan - you may not appreciate the art.

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Release Date:

24 October 2014 (Ireland) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,008, 28 September 2014

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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