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Down on Us (1984)

The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot.

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Larry Buchanan

Writer:

Larry Buchanan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy Kenyon ... Alex Stanley
Joe Camp Joe Camp ... Hunter
Toni Sawyer ... Mrs. Stanley
Steven Tice Steven Tice ... Frank Stanley
Jennifer Wilde Jennifer Wilde ... Ellen
Gregory Allen Chatman Gregory Allen Chatman ... Jimi Hendrix
David DeShay David DeShay ... Al Long
Mark Madison Mark Madison ... Stage Mgr.
Riba Meryl Riba Meryl ... Janis Joplin
Ernest Paul Roebuck Ernest Paul Roebuck ... Road Mgr. (as Ernie Roebuck)
Peter Manning Robinson ... Musician (as Pete M. Robinson)
John Casino ... Musician (as John J. Casino)
Dan Priest ... Limo Driver
Phyllis Durant Phyllis Durant ... Christine
Les Hatfield Les Hatfield ... McElroy
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The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot. Written by Eric Wilson <ewilson@nr.infi.net>

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Biography | Drama | Music

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R
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond the Doors See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Jim Morrison: I look for rainbows, and all I see is pig blue.
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Connections

Referenced in Citizen Shane (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Today or Tomorrow
Music by David Shorey
© 1984 by Omni-Leisure International, Publishers.
All Rights Reserved.
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Schlock Rock Hell
25 June 1999 | by jmikeSee all my reviews

Schlock master Larry Buchanan combines his love of conspiracy theories with his amazing ability to present unrealistic history in this movie, perhaps the worst rock music related film ever made. The actors only vaguely resemble Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Jim Morrison, and produce amusing sound alike fake music for the soundtrack. All musical performances take place on the same cheap set which is said to be in different places all over the world. Everything has an extreme bargain basement quality about it. A lot more fun to watch than Woodstock.


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