My Dinner With Jimi

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Overview

Although he later received notoriety as a member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and as half of the duo Flo & Eddie, Howard Kaylan is likely best remembered as the lead singer of the 1960s pop band the Turtles. It is this period of his life that Kaylan illustrates in his autobiographical screenplay for My Dinner With Jimi. Beginning right before the band hit it big with their single "Happy Together," the film follows Kaylan played here by Justin Henry from Kramer vs. Kramer as he and his bandmates ...
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Overview

Although he later received notoriety as a member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and as half of the duo Flo & Eddie, Howard Kaylan is likely best remembered as the lead singer of the 1960s pop band the Turtles. It is this period of his life that Kaylan illustrates in his autobiographical screenplay for My Dinner With Jimi. Beginning right before the band hit it big with their single "Happy Together," the film follows Kaylan played here by Justin Henry from Kramer vs. Kramer as he and his bandmates struggle through gigs at small clubs and spend their free time hanging out in a deli, discussing the draft with Jim Morrison Bret Roberts, Mama Cass Lisa Brounstein, and Zappa Adam Tomei. When their song hits number one on the charts, the Turtles head out to tour England, where they catch up with their old friend Graham Nash Chris Soldevilla. Nash takes the band to a club where they meet the Beatles and Kaylan has a lengthy chat with John Lennon Brian Groh. Further cementing his rapid transformation from fan to star, Kaylan is then introduced to Jimi Hendrix Royale Watkins, leading to the titular dinner. Featuring a supporting cast led by George Wendt, John Corbett, and Curtis Armstrong, My Dinner With Jimi was directed by Bill Fishman, best known for his cult-classic directorial debut, 1988's Tapeheads.
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Special Features

Audio Commentary with Writer Howard Kaylan and Producer Harold Bronson; ; The Turtles in London Documentary Interviews; ; The Turtles' Managers; The Turtles Discography; ; Closed Caption
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • UPC: 813411018270
  • Original Release: 2003
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  • Source: Micro Werks
  • Aspect Ratio: Alternate Wide Screen (1.78:1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 32,465

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Justin Henry Howard Kaylan
Royale Watkins Jimi Hendrix
Jason Boggs Mark Volman
George Wendt Bill Uttley
Brett Gilbert John Barbata
Sean Maysonet Jim "Tucko" Tuicker
Kevin Cotteleer Jim Pons
Georges Stanchev Al Nichol
Brian Groh John Lennon
Quinton Flynn Paul McCartney
Ben Bode Ringo Starr
Nate Dushku George Harrison
Lisa Brounstein Mama Cass
John Corbett Henry Diltz
Bret Roberts Jim Morrison
Allison Lange Mary
Wendie Jo Sperber Louella
Adam Tomei Frank Zappa
Curtis Armstrong Herb Cohen
Taylor Negron Psychiatrist
Technical Credits
Bill Fishman Director
Harold Bronson Producer
Connie Cappos Costumes/Costume Designer
Kent Casey Art Director
Andrew Gross Score Composer
Philip Holahan Cinematographer
Howard Kaylan Screenwriter
Peter Shelton Editor
Phillip Vasels Production Designer
Londin Angel Winters Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Dinner with Jimi
1. Opening Credits [3:18]
2. Photo Shoot [6:20]
3. Happy Together [4:56]
4. The Whiskey [4:23]
5. Outside Chance [2:19]
6. Canter's Deli [6:51]
7. Herb's Advice [3:40]
8. A Night Of Preparation [2:23]
9. Draft Board [6:54]
10. Airport Argument [4:17]
11. Graham's Flat [6:12]
12. The Speakeasy [2:47]
13. Meet the Beatles [8:10]
14. Brian Jones [4:00]
15. Dinner with Jimi [3:36]
16. Strange Food [3:35]
17. Rock Revelations [7:03]
18. Sick in Bed [1:59]
19. She's Rather Be With Me [2:21]
20. End Credits [4:38]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- My Dinner with Jimi
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   Extras
      Audio Commentary with Howard Kaylan and Harold Bronson: On/Off
      The Turtles in London - Excerpted from The Turtles, Happy Together Courtesy of Rhino Home Video
      The Turtles' Managers Excerpted from The Turtles, Happy Together - Courtesy of Rhino Home Video
      Turtles Discography
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