• The Last Waltz (1978)

The Last Waltz

Release Date: December 31st, 1978

DVD Release Date: May 7th, 2002

PG |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Seventeen years after joining forces as the backing band for rockabilly cult hero Ronnie Hawkins, Canadian roots rockers The Band call it quits with a lavish farewell show at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Nov. 25, 1976. Filmed by Martin Scorsese, this documentary features standout performances by rock legends such as Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell and Muddy Waters, as well as interviews tracing the group's history and discussing road life.

Cast: Robbie Robertson, Ringo Starr, Muddy Waters, Ron Wood, Neil Young, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Rick Danko

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Last Waltz Inc.

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: 1970s, Cool, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The greatest rock concert movie ever made -- and maybe the best rock movie, period. show more

  • 100
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    One of the rare rock films that produces the effect of a live concert: After each number, the audience erupts into applause. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    It's never been topped. show more

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