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Gimme Shelter (1970) Movie Information

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Albert Maysles, David Maysles


Mick Jagger
Charlie Watts
Keith Richards
Mick Taylor
Bill Wyman
Meredith Hunter





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Follows the Rolling Stones on their 1969 tour, mainly focusing on their free concert at Altamont Speedway in California where the decision to use Hell's Angels as security leads to tragic consequences. -- Chris Kavan

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Chris Kavan 11/03/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An excellent documentary featuring one of my favorite bands in one of their darkest hours. Altamont was supposed to be another Woodstock, but mixing Hells Angels and an unruly drug-fueled crowd is a recipe for disaster. The Music is great, and watching the organized chaos is frightfully effective. The emotions are genuine and you get a sense this was one of those events that closed the door on the free-love days of the 60s and ushered in a new, less altruistic era of the 70s. Gimme Shelter is both a triumph and a tragedy, one that no music or documentary fan should miss.

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Allison 10/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Ow! I had put off seeing this one for so long. I saw it on cable, not even the big screen, but it managed to rock!! The Maysles Brothers are awesome, but this really is an achievement. I liked Charlie is My Darling, the other lesser-seen Rolling Stones doc and I thought that was pretty good, but Gimme Shelter floored me. A must if you are the fan.

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