Concerned by a rising rock-n-roll influence on a growing liberal fanbase, President Nixon invited Johnny Cash to the White House to solidify his base in the traditionally more conservative ... See full summary »
In 1974, while on the way home from a gig, the apolitical rock group, The Miami Showband, fell into the crosshairs of a Protestant unionist paramilitary group that planted explosives on their bus when it was stopped at a fake checkpoint.
The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.
To be honest it should have just been called "The life and legend of Sam Cooke". They spent about 10 seconds on the actual murder. 5 seconds devoted to the woman who actually admitted to killing him and 5 seconds on a quick list of conspiracies. Otherwise it had very little to do with the actual murder. In the end I enjoyed the historic relevance but I felt a bit battered by the constant mantra that I'll never understand the black experience.
4 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this