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Release Date: May 9th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2004

PG-13|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
Filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker showcase performers of R & B and soul from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Cast: William Bell, Jerry Butler, The Chi-Lites , Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Ann Peebles, Wilson Pickett, Sir Mack Rice

Director: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Pennebaker-Hegedus Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The No. 1 thing Only the Strong Survive will have to survive is being overshadowed by "Standing in the Shadows of Motown." Less focused than last fall's slam-dunk Funk remembrance, Survive is a more modest soul review. show more

  • One for the time capsule. show more

  • The movie is the product of his (Friedman) big, shiny love of forgotten soul legends whom superstardom (and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I might add) has eluded. show more

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