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Lambert & Stamp (2014)

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A documentary that reveals how the unlikely partnership between aspiring filmmakers Christopher Stamp and Kit Lambert produced one of the greatest rock bands in history: The Who.

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James D. Cooper

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Cast

Cast overview:
Christopher Stamp ... Himself (as Chris Stamp)
Kit Lambert ... Himself (archive footage)
Pete Townshend ... Himself
Terence Stamp ... Himself
John Hemming John Hemming ... Himself
Richard Barnes Richard Barnes ... Himself
Keith Moon ... Himself (archive footage)
Heather Daltrey Heather Daltrey ... Herself
Constant Lambert Constant Lambert ... Himself, Christian 'Kit' Lambert's father (archive footage)
Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall ... Himself
Roger Daltrey ... Himself
Irish Jack Irish Jack ... Himself
John Entwistle ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimi Hendrix ... Himself (archive footage)
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band called the High Numbers a rebellious restlessness that was just what they were looking for. Abandoning their plans to make a film, they instead decided to mentor and manage this group, which evolved into the iconic band known as the Who. The result was rock 'n' roll history. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp Hatched an Elaborate Plan. Somewhere Along the Way They Created a Phenomenon Known as THE WHO.


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Rated R for language, some drug content and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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German | French | English

Release Date:

3 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lambert & Stamp (The Who) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,500, 5 April 2015

Gross USA:

$183,320

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$183,320
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Company Credits

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Motocinema See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Christopher Stamp: It's very difficult to know, you know, the moments you love someone a lot of the time.
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Soundtracks

Glittering Girl
Written by Pete Townshend
Suolubaf Music (a division of Fabulous Music Ltd.), and ABKCO Music Inc. (BMI)
Performed by The Who
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Decent...even if you aren't a Who fan.
11 September 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The fact that my wife sat with me and watched this documentary is a bit of a shock. After all, she hates music like the stuff sung by The Who and couldn't relate to "Lambert & Stamp" in any discernible way. Yet, it did pique her interest and it's a film that may appeal to you...be you a Who fan or not.

The film is about two men who helped to create The Who, created their personas and fostered Pete Townsend's songwriting abilities. They managed the band for about a decade--from total obscurity to superstardom. It also is about the group's falling out and eventually firing these men they loved and once respected. See the film and see why.

Unfortunately, while the film is quite good, many of the particulars involved are dead...several through drug abuse. Fortunately, they did have some footage of Stamp before his recent death as well as the participation of Roger Daltry, Pete Townsend and a few others. All in all, it makes for an interesting and diverting film.


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