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Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich turns to the documentary form for the first time with this lengthy profile of one of rock and roll's enduring talents. Tom Petty: Running Down A Dream presents an in-depth look at Petty's life and career and his work with his long-time band the Heartbreakers, ranging from Petty's earliest musical influences (which includes meeting Elvis Presley when the King came to Florida to shoot a movie when Petty was just eleven years old) to the critical and commercial success of his 2006 album ...
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Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich turns to the documentary form for the first time with this lengthy profile of one of rock and roll's enduring talents. Tom Petty: Running Down A Dream presents an in-depth look at Petty's life and career and his work with his long-time band the Heartbreakers, ranging from Petty's earliest musical influences (which includes meeting Elvis Presley when the King came to Florida to shoot a movie when Petty was just eleven years old) to the critical and commercial success of his 2006 album Highway Companion. Along the way, the film offers glimpses of Petty's early bands (including the Sundowners and Mudcrutch), his battles with record companies over royalties, record prices and control of his music, his collaborations with other artists (among them George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and Roger McGuinn), his relationship with his fellow Heartbreakers, and of course his music, with plenty of footage of Petty and the Heartbreakers strutting their stuff on stage. Produced as a special event for The Sundance Channel, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Running Down A Dream enjoyed a brief theatrical release before its debut on cable television.
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Special Features

Bonus performances:; Too Much Ain't Enough (December 1978); The Waiting (With Eddie Vedder) (July 2006); Mystic Eyes (October 2006)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • UPC: 075993999570
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Rhino
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:19:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Petty Participant
Mike Campbell Participant
Benmont Tench Participant
George Harrison Participant
Bob Dylan Participant
Stevie Nicks Participant
Johnny Depp Participant
Jackson Browne Participant
Eddie Vedder Participant
Roger McGuinn Participant
Jeff Lynne Participant
Dave Stewart Participant
Technical Credits
Peter Bogdanovich Director
John Berg Executive Producer
John Beug Executive Producer
Skot Bright Producer
Elliott Cowand Jr. Sound/Sound Designer
Shawn Cunningham Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Dimitriades Executive Producer
Jeffrey Doe Editor
George Drakoulias Producer
John Gutierrez Editor
Ted Hayash Cinematographer
Mary Ann McClure Editor
Diarmuid Quinn Executive Producer
Brian Riordan Sound/Sound Designer
David Sammons Cinematographer
Patrick Alexander Stewart Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
2. Gainesville 2006 [6:33]
3. Elvis [4:35]
4. What's In a Name [1:37]
5. Mike [4:59]
6. Benmont [2:23]
7. B.Y.O.F. (Build-Your-Own Festival) [1:39]
8. Fast Forward [4:36]
9. Deals [6:07]
10. A Broken Bond [1:54]
11. Ron & Stan [4:21]
12. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers [26:21]
13. Third [2:05]
14. Fuel [1:38]
15. Howie [:55]
16. Poet [21:42]
Disc #2 -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
2. Bob Dylan [12:52]
3. Strange Coincidences [15:14]
4. Scott [7:13]
5. The Bottom Line [8:33]
6. Steve [13:04]
7. John [18:16]
8. Round Trip [9:19]
9. Rock & Roll Heaven [11:39]
10. Runnin' Down a Dream (End Credits) [5:15]
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Disc #1 -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
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Disc #2 -- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
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   Bonus
      Too Much Ain't Enough
      The Waiting
      Mystic Eyes
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  • Posted March 18, 2011

    Must Have

    I first watched this on IFC during a snow storm a few years ago. Couldn't stop watching. Absolutely loved it. So good. Great interviews. Later bought it for myself as a Christmas present. Love Tom Petty.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great band, great box set

    This set has everything I hoped for and more. Lots of live performance, interesting commentary, excellent visuals, and a sense that it's the honest version of this band's rise to fame and why Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers remain a vital musical force. With 3 DVDs and a CD to choose from I play or watch part of this "show" at least once a month. I especially enjoy seeing TP & the HB backing Bob Dylan, and Tom's journey with the Wilburys. Every great band should have a compehensive set like this!

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