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Year of the Horse (1997)

This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Cast

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Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro ...
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Keith Wissmar ...
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Scott Young ...
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This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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8 October 1997 (USA)  »

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Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,179, 12 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$189,491, 9 November 1997
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1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

Fuckin' Up
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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Spinal Tap verite
19 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

Around the 4th or 5th time that Frank "Pancho" Sampedro looks knowingly into the camera and asks how they can possibly capture "20 years of craziness in a few little questions," you get this urge to slap his hippy ass back to Mexico or wherever he came from with that bad moustache and nickname. Aside from these moments of Spinal Tap verite, you get Jim Jarmusch's idea of a rock and roll movie: long dull interviews and long dull performances. I like Neil Young and his music. I like Jim Jarmusch and his films. But unless you relish the idea of watching 3 middle-aged men standing in a circle hitting their whammie bars for 5 long minutes, stay home, put on "Rust Never Sleeps" & "Stranger Than Paradise", and have some of what Pancho's having.


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