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Hit So Hard (2011)

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A documentary that follows Hole drummer Patty Schemel as she struggles with fame and addiction.

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P. David Ebersole
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Patty Schemel ... Herself
Courtney Love ... Herself
Eric Erlandson ... Himself
Melissa Auf der Maur ... Herself
Kurt Cobain ... Himself (archive footage)
Kristen Pfaff Kristen Pfaff ... Herself (archive footage)
Larry Schemel Larry Schemel ... Himself
Gina Schock Gina Schock ... Herself
Debbi Peterson ... Herself
Kate Schellenbach Kate Schellenbach ... Herself
Nina Gordon ... Herself
Roddy Bottum ... Himself
Joe Mama-Nitzberg Joe Mama-Nitzberg ... Himself
Phranc Phranc ... Herself
Sarah Vowell ... Herself
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Storyline

HIT SO HARD follows the journey of Patty Schemel, the openly gay drummer of Courtney Love's seminal rock band 'Hole.' As a young girl who always knew she was 'different' from the other kids in her farm town home outside of Seattle, Patty never dreamed she would one day have her picture on the cover of 'Rolling Stone.' But she also never fathomed that she could lose it all. A true survivor of what we now know was the disaffected 'slacker' generation, Patty found herself, like her friend Kurt Cobain, embraced by the dark side. Written by Anonymous

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The Life & Near Death Story of Patty Schemel


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2012 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,500, 15 April 2012

Gross USA:

$34,025

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,576
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Trivia

The poster for this film mimics that of the 1955 film The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), another film about drug addiction. See more »

Quotes

Alice de Buhr: It's a nasty, greasy, icky business.
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References The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Plump
Written by Eric Erlandson, Courtney Love
Performed by Hole
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spoke to me directly!
4 June 2011 | by girlcousinsSee all my reviews

This film, about a young woman finding her way in music and life, who just happened to be the drummer of the Epic Band HOLE during my younger years, made me see my own struggles, and had me cheering for her all the way. PATTY SCHEMEL ROCKS!!!

Cobain, Love, and Schemel made the ultimate alternative family. there was love, through it all. And today, love is alive.

Director P. David Ebersole takes a celebrity type story and paints a swirling life lived fully, yes roughly, and now admirably. Patty and her Alternative Family of Today are showing the world that young girls rock, need to rock, will rock, and should be supporting in their rocking. It's an important story. A big story. A personal story. A universal story.


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