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PG| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Members of a 1970s Texas high-school jazz band reunite for a concert honoring their dedicated teacher and bandleader, Conrad O. Johnson Sr.


Director: Mark Landsman

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Thunder Soul (2010)

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011|1 hr. 28 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 80
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Warm memories of one school under a groove and a moving ending that no screenwriter could improve upon. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A greater argument for music education in our secondary school curriculum can't be made than Mark Landsman's doc about a Texas high school funk band that tore up the music scene from 1968 to 1977. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    One serious omission in the film - identifying what these seemingly prosperous alumni of the band do for a living and did with their lives. show more

  • January 21, 2012 dorfeil
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    Thunder Soul was a awesome movie. I can\'t wait for It to come out on DVD i am going to show it to everyone. I have already been tell my family an friends to watch out for it. I believe all school that have band need to see it. also anybody that is in Education need to see it as well so they will understand why band and music is just important as reading and Math because if we could get our student to enjoy this they would be able to read and do math., because all you do is read and count. make band and music Just important too in our schools!

  • September 28, 2011 qm00000000102616
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    What an inspiring and positive movie to see. A superb documentary to recap how it should be today in the public schools, to teach one you reach one.

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