Tommy Movie Review 1975

Information and Film Reviews for Tommy the Movie

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Peter Townsend's rock opera as visualized in the usual hyper-Russell style about the deaf, dumb, and blind boy who becomes a celebrity due to his amazing skill at the pinball machines. A parade of rock musicians perform throughout the affair, with varying degrees of success. Despite some good moments, the film ultimately falls prey to ill-conceived production concepts and miscasting.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 108 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Musical Drama, Rock Flicks, Rock Stars on Film
Ken Russell, Keith Moon, John Entwhistle
Ann-Margret, Elton John, Oliver Reed, Tina Turner, Roger Daltrey, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Pete Townshend, Jack Nicholson, Robert Powell, Paul Nicholas, Barry Winch, Victoria Russell, Ben Aris, Mary Holland, Jennifer Baker, Susan Baker, Arthur Brown, John Entwhistle
Ronnie Taylor, Dick Bush
Ken Russell
Pete Townshend, John Entwhistle
Robert Stigwood, Columbia Pictures


Golden Globes 1976: Actress--Mus./Comedy (Ann-Margret).

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