• Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009)

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

Release Date: April 10th, 2009

DVD Release Date: October 6th, 2009

Not Yet Rated |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.

Cast: Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner, Slash, Lars Ulrich, Lemmy

Director: Sacha Gervasi

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Sacha Gervasi

Keywords: Friendship, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, Hilarious, Quest, Inspiring, Underdog

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal

    A loopy, endearing documentary. show more

  • 100
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

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

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