Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll

Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll

Chuck Berry
Director: Taylor Hackford Cast: Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
, Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
, Robert Cray
Robert Cray
Taylor Hackford

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Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry's 60th birthday party (October 18, 1986) in his home town of St. Louis forms the nucleus of Taylor Hackford's lively musical documentary. In addition to Berry, we are treated to interviews with Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, and comparative youngsters Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Keith Richards, and Bruce Springsteen. Whenever he goes on the radio interview circuit, Berry insists upon answering pre-set questions. A few moments into this film, it's easy to see why: Berry suffers neither fools nor unpleasant surprises very well at all. Once all the words are spent, however, we are left with blue-ribbon concert footage lensed at St. Louis' Fox theatre, showing off Berry at his indefatigable best. Highlights include such Berry standards as "Maybelline," "Johnny B. Goode," "Nadine," and "Roll Over Beethoven," as well as the contributions of the above-mentioned guest stars.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/17/2020
UPC: 0826663204292
Original Release: 1987
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 3,230

Special Features

"The Reluctant Movie Star" - The Making of Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chuck Berry Participant
Eric Clapton Participant
Robert Cray Participant
Etta James Participant
Julian Lennon Participant
Keith Richards Actor
Linda Ronstadt Participant
Phil Everly Participant
Don Everly Participant
Jerry Lee Lewis Participant
Bo Diddley Participant
Little Richard Participant
Roy Orbison Participant
Bruce Springsteen Participant
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Participant
Johnny Johnston Participant
John Lennon Actor

Technical Credits
Taylor Hackford Director
Stephanie Bennett Producer
Chuck Berry Producer
Kim Colefax Production Designer
Lisa Day Editor
Jane Rose Associate Producer
Albert Spevak Associate Producer
Oliver Stapleton Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'N'Roll
0. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [27:46]
2. Chapter 2 [18:24]
3. Chapter 3 [20:11]
1. Scene 1 [23:26]
2. Scene 2 [12:29]
3. Scene 3 [15:55]
4. Scene 4 [8:15]
5. Scene 5 [7:51]
6. Scene 6 [8:23]
7. Scene 7 [8:15]
8. Scene 8 [5:15]
9. Scene 9 [5:45]
10. Scene 10 [10:32]
11. Scene 11 [6:44]
12. Scene 12 [7:12]

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