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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 24 April 2010 (USA)
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

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Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geddy Lee ... Himself
Alex Lifeson ... Himself
Neil Peart ... Himself
Trent Reznor ... Himself (as Nine Inch Nails)
Mike Portnoy Mike Portnoy ... Himself
Kirk Hammett ... Himself
Tim Commerford ... Himself
Sebastian Bach ... Himself
Jack Black ... Himself
Gene Simmons ... Himself
Billy Corgan ... Himself
Mary Weinrib Mary Weinrib ... Herself, Geddy Lee's mom
Melanija Zivojinovich Melanija Zivojinovich ... Herself, Alex Lifeson's mom
Ray Danniels Ray Danniels ... Himself, Rush manager
Bernie Finkelstein Bernie Finkelstein ... Himself, True North Records
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An in-depth look at the Canadian rock band Rush, chronicling the band's musical evolution from their progressive rock sound of the '70s to their current heavy rock style.

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Beyond the lighted stage


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2010 (USA) See more »

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Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage See more »

Filming Locations:

Fisherville, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Banger Films See more »
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Trivia

Billy Corgan (of Smashing Pumpkins), who was interviewed for this documentary, has admitted to stealing a riff from Rush's "By-Tor & The Snow Dog". See more »

Goofs

Sebastian Bach incorrectly quotes lyrics from the song, Circumstances from side b of the Hemispheres album. His recollection of the lyric results in a nonsensical utterance in a failed attempt at speaking french. The correct lyrics are as follows; Plus ca change. Plus c'est la meme chose. (the more that it changes, the more it is the same thing) See more »

Quotes

Geddy Lee: [During the end credits] I think we've been successful in destroying these people's film. I will remind them that I said 'you will regret it'. I said 'don't be surprised when you discovered how boring we really are.'.
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Features Rush: Exit... Stage Left (1981) See more »

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Ahhh...this was a fun experience!
4 October 2012 | by djansen24See all my reviews

RUSH. You're going to have one of three reactions to that title. One: Who are they? Two: Oh yeah, some group that recorded Tom Sawyer back in the day. Three: Awesome kings of Rock 'n' Roll! I used to be a massive Rush fan up until around their Test For Echo album. Major life changes and having gotten too frustrated with their 80's synthesizer work put them on the back burner for awhile. I had, however, been to the Counterparts concert and was exhilarated by their fun performing. I was so excited to see the boys in this documentary though. The documentary is fairly simple: some concert footage, talking heads from Rush themselves or people who worked with them/admired them, a little footage of the band just goofing off together, and you've got your film. So don't go to this documentary expecting a breakthrough in the film genre. It is a solidly produced and edited movie that has an undercurrent of positivity, fun, and honesty. You feel like you get to know the band, and they come across as good friends, good husbands, and good guys. It's something awesome to see hard rockers getting hit with success but never giving in to the usual temptations of infidelity, casual sex, and heavy drug usage (except for pot). There's a sense of righteousness about this band, in a weird way.

Much is focused on the band getting little critical respect, but winning devoted fans worldwide. I remember growing up I actually got teased for having them as my favorite band. As I watched the film, I had a big smile on my face as memories flooded back from how I tried to cop Neil Peart by taking pots and pans and drumming on them. Their epic song story concepts always fascinated me. But they were always on the edge of mainstream. Now Rush seems to be cool again. Rush fans, we can come out of the closet and enjoy them once again publicly. This movie is not for someone who is not a Rush fan, but it is very endearing for those who enjoy them. I have been listening to my old Rush music since seeing this documentary and marveling once again at their craftsmanship.


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