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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

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The life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gerry Beckley Gerry Beckley ... Himself
Lee Blackman Lee Blackman ... Himself
Perry Botkin Jr. Perry Botkin Jr. ... Himself
Ray Cooper Ray Cooper ... Himself
Micky Dolenz ... Himself
Stanley Dorfman Stanley Dorfman ... Himself
Terry Gilliam ... Himself
Bruce Grakal Bruce Grakal ... Himself
Doug Hoefer Doug Hoefer ... Himself
Dustin Hoffman ... Himself (archive footage)
Mark Hudson ... Himself
Danny Hutton Danny Hutton ... Himself
Eric Idle ... Himself / Singer
Rick Jarrard Rick Jarrard ... Himself
Al Kooper Al Kooper ... Himself
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The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. "Who is Harry Nilsson?" uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson's rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", "Playboy After Dark", and in an episode of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". Written by Roger Smith

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imagine: Harry Nilsson - The Missing Beatle See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,078, 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$30,975

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,975
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LSL Productions See more »
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Why hasn't someone picked this up for distribution?
16 September 2006 | by abernant_85See all my reviews

Sony Pictures Classics, I'm looking at you! Sony's got the rights to Harry records -- you need to distribute the film and you'll get radically increased sales of his back catalog! Anyhow, this is a great study of a fascinating musician, woefully underknown, full of great stories, greater music, and it could have been 3 hours longer and I'd have loved it even more. Saw it at the American Cinemateque Mods & Rockers Festival at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, where it played to a packed house. They were turning people away at the door! I went to many of the Mods & Rockers festival films, and let me assure you that no other film came even close to selling out, let alone turning people away. See it in the theatre, buy the DVD, and make sure some slow-on-the-uptake company [*cough SONY cough*] picks it up ASAP!


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