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Eat That Question (2016)

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (original title)
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An in-depth look at the life and work of avant-garde musician, Frank Zappa.

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Thorsten Schütte
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Credited cast:
Steve Allen ... Self (archive footage)
Angel Angel ... Self (archive footage)
Chuck Ash Chuck Ash ... Self - Pennsylvania State Police (archive footage) (as Trooper Chuck Ash)
Arthur Barrow Arthur Barrow ... Self (archive footage)
Adrian Belew Adrian Belew ... Self (archive footage)
Theodore Bikel ... Rance Muhammitz (archive footage)
Jimmy Carl Black ... Self (archive footage)
Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez ... Self (archive footage)
Thomas Braden Thomas Braden ... Self (archive footage) (as Tom Braden)
Napoleon Murphy Brock Napoleon Murphy Brock ... Self (archive footage)
Tom Brokaw ... Self (archive footage)
Wally Bruner Wally Bruner ... Self (archive footage)
Paul Carman Paul Carman ... Self (archive footage)
Del Casher ... Self (archive footage)
Connie Chung ... Self (archive footage)
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In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The musical message is a philosophical message, and it's very simple... You are never gonna please anybody else, so you might as well please yourself. (Frank Zappa) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Frank Zappa: Fuck the communists. I don't like those people.
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Crazy Credits

There is a final bit of footage at the end of the closing credits where Zappa encourages young people to vote. See more »

Connections

Features The Mike Douglas Show: Episode #16.49 (1976) See more »

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Advance Romance
Written and performed by Frank Zappa and The Mothers
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Truly informative...But, one flaw.
27 June 2016 | by johndesautelsSee all my reviews

Great review, read the entire piece. As a Zappa fan, who has seen Frank perform many times, I can't wait to see it. Only one thing wrong, the comment regarding the Right Wing suppressing free speech. As a life- long liberal, I am appalled at my left winger friends succumbing to political correctness and forcing it down all others' throats. They have now become the new-fascists. Just look at the lectures at our universities being shut down. Everything is now targeted to be shut down unless it conveys the new liberal mentality. Frank would never be behind this mentality of social control. Big Brother has arrived, and guess what. He didn't come from the Right...But, still, a very good review. Good job.


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Release Date:

8 December 2016 (Germany) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$16,695, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$355,074

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$365,540
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