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Wild Man Blues (1997)

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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Letty Aronson ... Self - Sister of Woody Allen
Soon-Yi Previn ... Self (as Soon Yi Previn)
Dan Barrett Dan Barrett ... Self - the Trombonist
Simon Wettenhall Simon Wettenhall ... Self - the Trumpeter (as Simon Wettenthall)
John Gill John Gill ... Self - the Drummer and Vocalist
Greg Cohen ... Self - the Bassist
Cynthia Sayer Cynthia Sayer ... Self - the Pianist
Eddy Davis Eddy Davis ... Self - the Band Director and Banjoist
Woody Allen ... Self - The Clarinetist
Nettie Konigsberg Nettie Konigsberg ... Self - Mother of Woody Allen
Martin Konigsberg Martin Konigsberg ... Self - Father of Woody Allen
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Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple directs this documentary portrait of Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Woody Allen, seen traveling with friends and fellow musicians during their New Orleans jazz band's 1996 European tour. Allen's relationship with his wife Soon-Yi Previn is captured on film here for the first time, and others on the European jaunt include Allen's sister Letty Aronson. Followed by press, paparazzi, and gushing admirers, Allen returns home to face a more realistic critical assessment during "the lunch from hell" with his aged parents. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to an interview with Terry Zwigoff in 2010, he was originally approached to direct the film, but turned it down after he met with Woody Allen. He wanted to make a documentary about other aspects of his life, not just his tour of Europe, and Allen declined. See more »

Quotes

Woody Allen: The Europeans like pictures that drone on, and I'm good at making pictures that drone on.
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Crazy Credits

Subtitles credit Letty Aronson and Soon-Li Previn. The band members are credited orally by Woody Allen as he introduces them to an audience. Allen himself is credited by marquees during the trip. See more »

Connections

References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Hear Me Talkin' To Ya
Written by Louis Armstrong
Published by MCA Music Publishing, A Division of Universal Studios, Inc.
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A very good look at Woody's passion
31 August 1999 | by MarioBSee all my reviews

I really love this movie. Woody Allen appears as a very nice man. Other comments are very right, referring to his movie Stardust Memories. I think it's a little bit sad that all these people wants to see him because he's a famous actor and director, and not because of the music he and his partners seems to love so much. That happens to be my favorite kind of jazz (Jelly Roll Morton! Yeah!) and the band are doin' it in a very attractive way. This movie should be just about music.


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Official Sites:

Fine Line

Country:

USA

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Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,458, 19 April 1998

Gross USA:

$533,759

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$533,759
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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