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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 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 »


Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]


Ireland | UK | USA



Release Date:

24 October 2014 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimi: All Is by My Side See more »

Filming Locations:



Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,011, 28 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$323,032, 10 October 2014
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Kathy Etchingham was never beaten with a telephone, as depicted in one scene. According to the real Kathy Etchingham, it was "completely made up." See more »


Jimi Hendrix: Knowledge speaks. Wisdom listens.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode dated 19 November 2014 (2014) See more »


Out Of Sight
Performed by Buddy Guy
Written by James Brown
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management (US) LLC and Carlin America, Inc.
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Voodoo Child (Shite Return)
16 July 2014 | by martintheredSee all my reviews

I agree with Kathy: This film is absolutely laughable... Not worthy of the man, his music, his life and his legacy... I hope that the Hendrix family/estate take whoever made this tripe to the cleaners. Not a story of Jimi the musical pioneer, or even Jimi the man. This is a crass caricature: A hatchet job that plays up to the cliché of the 'wild man of rock' as the 'Badass Troubleman' and all that crap. Wild man of rock he may have been (everybody liked to party in those days), but that doesn't make him a monster. Because Jimi certainly wasn't.

Also the idea that Linda Keith gave Jimi a guitar owned by Keith Richards: and that this 'started Jimi off' is absurd... Richards says himself in his autobiography that he and Linda split long before she met Hendrix (she didn't even leave Keef for Jimi. There were others before him). The guitar credit claim is ludicrous: Every Hendrix fan knows Jimi played guitar long before he came to England. Jimi played his guitar when he was in the army (ask Billy Cox!). Jimi was a guitarist before he knew Ms. Keith existed...

This pile of complete nonsense is disrespectful to Jimi and those who lived with him and loved him... This film about Jimi is similar to Albert Goldman'sbook about John Lennon: Cheap,nasty and attempting to make money out of flinging dirt around. For me this film gets nothing (and I mean nothing!). But seen as there is no zero mark, it will have to be a very reluctant 1...

As for Andre 3000 as Hendrix, It should have marketed as a comedy. What's next? Justin Bieber as Elvis Presley?

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