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Release Date: March 13th, 2015

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
The son of guitarist Tommy Tedesco pays tribute to his late father and a core group of studio musicians who played on some of the biggest hits of the 1960s and '70s, including "California Girls" and "Mrs. Robinson."

Director: Denny Tedesco

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Lunch Box Entertainment

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

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  • The documentary was filmed in the 1990s by Denny Tedesco, whose father Tommy is credited as the most recorded guitarist in history, including the instantly identifiable themes to “Bonanza” and “Mission: Impossible.” show more

  • The enlightening and necessary film, narrated by an adoring Denny, is very much in the vein of 2002’s "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," a documentary that celebrated the Funk Brothers, the criminally unheralded house band at Berry Gordy Jr.’s hit-making studio in Detroit. But where "Standing in the Shadows" of Motown used re-enactments and new live performances, The Wrecking Crew is composed mostly of archival footage and newish interviews. show more

  • There’s a similar shared joy among the participants, a similar sense of discovery for the viewer, and, of course, a killer soundtrack. show more

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