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


John Scheinfeld


John Scheinfeld
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Credited cast:
Gerry Beckley Gerry Beckley ... Self
Lee Blackman Lee Blackman ... Self
Perry Botkin Jr. Perry Botkin Jr. ... Self
Ray Cooper Ray Cooper ... Self
Micky Dolenz ... Self
Stanley Dorfman Stanley Dorfman ... Self
Terry Gilliam ... Self
Bruce Grakal Bruce Grakal ... Self
Doug Hoefer Doug Hoefer ... Self
Dustin Hoffman ... Self (archive footage)
Mark Hudson ... Self
Danny Hutton Danny Hutton ... Self
Eric Idle ... Self / Singer
Rick Jarrard Rick Jarrard ... Self
Al Kooper Al Kooper ... Self


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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A must see film
16 September 2006 | by brettmeisnerSee all my reviews

Saw this film during the Mod & Rockers fest in August. I was so inspired and touched. Harry had an amazing life and one of the best and distinct voices ever recorded. For those of you who don't know about Harry Nilsson do a little research and you'll see that Harry has probably found his way into your life in one way or another - maybe it was his 70s special "The Point" or "Everybody's Talking" from Midnight Cowboy. For me it started with "people let me tell you bout my best friend" - the theme song from "The Courtship of Eddie's Father." Watching this film you can really feel the love and admiration from Harry's true friends and peers. Don't shed a tear for Harry - he had a ball...


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4 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) See more »


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$6,078, 12 September 2010

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1.33 : 1
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