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PG| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band's frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar, and is gradually joined by bassist Tina Weymouth, drummer Chris Frantz, keyboardist Jerry Harrison and a cadre of backup singers as they perform the band's hits, culminating in an iconic performance featuring Byrne in an enormous suit.

Cast: Bernie Worrell , Alex Weir , Steven Scales , Lynn Mabry , Ednah Holt , Tina Weymouth , Jerry Harrison , Chris Frantz

Director: Jonathan Demme

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Release Date: April 24th, 1984|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 100
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Has there ever been a live concert film as vibrant or as brilliantly realized? I don't think so. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Part aerobics workout, part self-styled dreamscape, Sense is a hyperactive piece of performance art that begins as the stripped-down dress rehearsal of a garage band and builds into a mighty, exhausting spectacle that shakes as much ass as it kicks. [Review of re-release] show more

  • 100
    TV Guide

    By common consensus, Stop Making Sense is the best concert film ever made. show more

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