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Lambert & Stamp (2014)

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A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who.

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James D. Cooper

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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Stamp ... Himself (as Chris Stamp)
Kit Lambert ... Himself (archive footage)
Pete Townshend ... Himself
Terence Stamp ... Himself
John Hemming John Hemming ... Himself
Richard Barnes Richard Barnes ... Himself
Keith Moon ... Himself (archive footage)
Heather Daltrey Heather Daltrey ... Herself
Constant Lambert Constant Lambert ... Himself, Christian 'Kit' Lambert's father (archive footage)
Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall ... Himself
Roger Daltrey ... Himself
Irish Jack Irish Jack ... Himself
John Entwistle ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock 'n' roll history. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp Hatched an Elaborate Plan. Somewhere Along the Way They Created a Phenomenon Known as THE WHO.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

German | French | English

Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lambert & Stamp (The Who) See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,500, 5 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$182,851, 19 July 2015
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Christopher Stamp: It's very difficult to know, you know, the moments you love someone a lot of the time.
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Soundtracks

Comanche
Written by Milton Grant & Link Wray (as Fred Lincoln Wray, Jr.)
Link Wray Music (BMI) admin - Royalty Recovery, Inc.
Performed by Link Wray & The Wraymen
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A Journey of the Heart!
21 April 2015 | by sufield-39848See all my reviews

This film will draw you in and touch your heart as it exposes what it means to live your dreams. A beautiful exploration of the visions and fires that brought the legendary band, The Who into being. Two young men from different beginnings find a common vision to create and break free from their origins. The charming and bold duo, Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, remind us what it is to be young and believe in no limits. Genius and madness mix as six incredible talents come together and inspire generations through the universal language of music. In a brave undertaking, director James D. Cooper elicits poignant and fascinating interviews from those who remember this incredible journey. His connection and understanding of these men keeps us engaged and wanting more. It is a universal story of passion and frailty. The lyrical editing and incredible soundtrack complete the picture leaving the audience satisfied and hungering at the same time. A film that will stay with you long after you leave the theatre.


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