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1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Canadian heavy-metal band Anvil delivered a highly influential 1982 album that would inspire the likes of Anthrax and Metallica, and then dropped off the map to begin what would become decades of toiling in obscurity. Director and former roadie Sacha Gervasi follows guitarist Steve "Lips" Kudlow and drummer Robb Reiner as they stumble through a harrowing European tour and reflect on failure, friendship, resilience and the will to follow even the most impossible of dreams.

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Director: Sacha Gervasi

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Abramorama

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2008)

Release Date: January 21st, 2008|1 hr. 25 min.

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fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Want to find the heart of rock & roll? You can hear it thundering in Anvil. show more

  • 100
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Anvil lives somewhere in that thoroughly entertaining gray area between self-parody and the triumph of human spirit. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Neil Young once said: It's better to burn out than it is to rust. But moviegoers are lucky Anvil didn't take Young's advice. Who knew heavy metal could seem like fine art when it rusts? show more

  • January 21, 2010 whitedog1147
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    just the best!!-i'd love to have a beer with these guys!!!!!!!!!

  • June 04, 2009 Poncelet5055
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    I've seen the film twice now and was just blown away by the band's live performance in NYC. As a life long fan of heavy metal and a musician trying to make it in this world, not a day will go by from now on that i won't be listening to Anvil for inspiration, hope, and for a smile. I want to see this movie again and again because despite being and amazing band, these gentlemen are proof that life is worth living and dreams are worth dreaming because sometimes they just might come true.

  • May 17, 2009 PEPPERFLOWER8
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    Yes, It's funny and sad at the same time. Heavy metal fans will get a kick out of this one. Maybe a movie will help jump start Anvil's career. They sure try hard.

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