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U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)

A documentary of the Irish rock group U2 on their Fall 1987 tour of North America.

Director:

Phil Joanou
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bono ... Himself
The Edge ... Himself
Adam Clayton ... Himself
Larry Mullen Jr. ... Himself
B.B. King ... Himself
Phil Joanou ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dennis Bell Dennis Bell ... Himself
Adam Gussow ... Himself
Jack Hale Jack Hale ... Himself
Jim Horn Jim Horn ... Himself
Wayne Jackson Wayne Jackson ... Himself (as The Memphis Horns)
Andrew Love Andrew Love ... Himself (as The Memphis Horns)
Sterling Magee ... Himself
Joey Miskulin Joey Miskulin ... Himself (as Joseph M. Miskulin)
Gayl Murphy Gayl Murphy ... Herself (as Press Conference Interviewer)
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Storyline

This film documents the 1987 North American tour of the great rock band U2. Fresh with their success of their best selling album "The Joshua Tree", the band plays monster gigs. Along the way, the band takes the opportunity to indulge in some special musical activities like playing with B.B. King and performing "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking" with a famous church choir. All the while, concert footage of the band's biggest hits on tour are featured while Bono speaks his mind on the problems of his homeland. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Documentary | Music

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rattle and Hum See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,821,351, 6 November 1988

Gross USA:

$8,600,823

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,600,823
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis Presley's daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, who was twenty years old at the time, received a "special thanks" credit from U2 for allowing them a personal tour of her father's home at Graceland. After the visit in the documentary, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. later emotionally noted that he wished Elvis had not been buried in the backyard. See more »

Quotes

[Talking about going to Graceland and seeing Elvis' house]
Larry: When I got there, I enjoyed it and all but seeing the grave and the eternal flame and all that, it seemed very distant. I wish he hadn't been buried in the, um, in the backyard, I really wish he'd been buried somewhere where I couldn't have gone, I would have felt better, you know.
[pause]
Larry: I don't know why, you know, it's just one of those things.
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Connections

References ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

All Along the Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Recorded live at the "Save the Yuppie" free concert in San Francisco, California on November 11, 1987
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Great documentary about a great band
30 July 2005 | by bruno-83See all my reviews

I have recently watched this DVD again for the countless number of times. It just gets better and better. Rattle And Hum takes you on a journey with U2 as they talk about their music, current tour and thoughts on various subjects.

This Music/Documentary gives a great insight to how U2 emerged into one of the most influential bands of all time. The selected songs, which include some of music's classics like "With Or Without You" and "Pride" are a must to watch. The brief but frank interviews give a somewhat comic and emotional look at the individual band members.

This is simply a must have for all U2 fans and a must see for all others.


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