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Sweetwater (1999)

In 1969, the rock band Sweetwater led by lead singer Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently received considerable media attention, appearing on a number of television shows. However... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Jo Johnson ... Nansi Nevins
Kelli Williams ... Cami Carlson
Kurt Max Runte ... Alex Del Zoppo
Robert Moloney ... Fred Herrera
Nancy Moonves ... Mrs. Nevins
Michael Anthony Rawlins ... Ian
Adam Ant ... Todd Badham
Michelle Phillips ... Nancy Nevins (present day)
Frederic Forrest ... Alex (present day)
Trevor Roberts ... Alan Malarowitz
Peter Williams ... Albert Moore
Zak Santiago ... Jorge (as Zak Alam)
John Burgess-Murray John Burgess-Murray ... August Burns
Mark Murphy Mark Murphy ... Benny Hartman
Ingrid Tesch ... Mary Nevins
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Storyline

In 1969, the rock band Sweetwater led by lead singer Nansi Nevins opened Woodstock and subsequently received considerable media attention, appearing on a number of television shows. However, just as they appeared to be receiving a really lucky break, they just disappeared. Thirty years later, a cable television reporter for MIX-TV, a musical station, is removed from her show because of being stoned on the air. Her station gives her a choice of being dismissed or investigating what happened to Sweetwater. A blending of modern day fiction and past fact is then blended in this biographical story. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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A True Rock Story

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol abuse | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Sweetwater homepage

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweetwater: A True Rock Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

The band is shown playing a Love-in in 1967. The PA system is a modern style that didn't exist at the time. Wedge monitor speakers were virtually non-existent. The Shure SM-58 microphone hadn't been introduced yet, though similar Shure microphones were in common usage. Marshall amplifiers were quite rare, expensive and hard to get. A band like Sweetwater would have used Fender, Vox or Standell amps. The microphones used at Woodstock were Shure SM 56 models, not the SM 58 models used in the film. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [In Alex's garage all these years later] You looking for a band?
Nancy Nevins: You looking for a singer?
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Soundtracks

Two Words
Written by Sweetwater
Performed by Amy Jo Johnson
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A 'Behind the Music' Movie
18 August 1999 | by Piglet27See all my reviews

I just finished watching this TV movie & couldn't believe that people hadn't already began to comment about it. I loved it, personally. Amy Jo Johnson shows she's more than Julie (of "Felicity"), giving a wonderful performance. I have to admit, the working in of the reporter's storyline seemed a little inappropriate. They barely touched it, but tried to make it seem like a big thing. All in all, this was really good, I thought.


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