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Sweetwater: a True Rock Story

  • Drama
  • Music
  • 1999
  • Lorraine Senna Ferrara
  • 91 mins

Summary

Biographical drama starring Amy Jo Johnson and Kelli Williams. In 1969, rock band Sweetwater, led by singer Nanci Nevins, are the first band to play the Woodstock music festival. There follows a swift rise to fame, but soon the group disappears without trace. Years later, a music TV reporter sets out to find out what happened to them.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Martin Scorsese's editing scissors ensured that the LA rock band Sweetwater was denied its moment in the spotlight, for although they opened the legendary Woodstock festival in 1969, they were excised from Michael Wadleigh's concert documentary. In this TV movie, 30 years later, a cable music channel reporter (Kelli Williams) decides to discover what has happened to the members of the combo, only to become caught up in the tragic story of guitatist and lead singer Nansi Nevins, which gives her the courage to her to conquer her own problems. Amy Jo Johnson and Michelle Phillips both rise to the reponsibility of playing Nevins.

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Credits

Cast

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Nansi NevinsAmy Jo Johnson
Cami CarlsonKelli Williams
Alex Del ZoppoKurt Max Runte
Fred HerreraRobert Moloney
Todd BadhamAdam Ant
Nancy Nevins (present day)Michelle Phillips
Alex (present day)Frederic Forrest

Crew

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DirectorLorraine Senna Ferrara

Details

Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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