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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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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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References The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969) See more »

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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...

Brett


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