PG | | Documentary, Music
From the early black and white days to their colourful hedonistic era, you will Rock! See them at their most creative, and destructive, and experience The Who: Here!
Director Jeff Stein had to talk The Who into performing live again for the new footage shot for the film in 1977 and '78 (The '77 footage ended up not being used except for very brief excerpts). The band conceded, but after turning in an unsatisfactory performance of their show closer "Won't Get Fooled Again" at the second filming, Stein had to coax a very reluctant Pete Townshend into going back out to perform a more "definitive" version of the song so they'd have a better end to the film.
You've got sloppy stagehands here.
Rick Danko of The Band is listed in the end credits as appearing in the film, even though his segment was deleted from the final print.
Various clips of stage goodbyes from live appearances of The Who through the years are shown during the closing credits.
The 2003 DVD is the first home video edition to include the movie's complete credits. All previous versions ended as soon as "Long Live Rock" ended, but the theatrical edition continued rolling credits (words only, no Who footage) for an additional two minutes, with the song "The Kids Are Alright" heard underneath. The deletion of this section of the credits on previous home video editions is what led to the common misconception that the song "The Kids Are Alright" never appears in the movie that was named after it.