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The Return of Bruno (1987)

A "documentary" about the major influence that a '60s rock singer named Bruno has had on rock music, as attested to by such rock legends as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees, among others.

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James Yukich (as Jim Yukich)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Willis ... Bruno Radolini
Ringo Starr ... Himself
Jon Bon Jovi ... Himself
Dave Chamberlain Dave Chamberlain ... The Band
Clive Davis ... Himself
Elton John ... Himself
Henry Diltz ... Himself
Bill Graham ... Himself
Dick Clark ... Himself
Grace Slick ... Herself
Joan Baez ... Herself
John Berry John Berry ... The Band
Graham Nash ... Himself
Stephen Stills ... Himself
Phil Collins ... Himself
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A "documentary" about the major influence that a '60s rock singer named Bruno has had on rock music, as attested to by such rock legends as Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson and the Bee Gees, among others.

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A Hilarious Rock Comedy

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1987 (USA) See more »

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Bruce Willis: The Return of Bruno See more »

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Trivia

Bruce Willis "lip-synced" the harmonica in the Peter Gunn performance in the section showing Bruno with his band, "Bruno and The Bassment", a band with six bass players. The harmonica was actually played by Willis' friend, Bruce DiMattia. In fact, DiMattia played all of the harmonica heard throughout the dramatic part of the movie with Willis doing his own harmonica work only during the live concert at the end of the show. See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis (2018) See more »

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The rock parody "Spinal Tap" wishes it were
12 April 2001 | by CMcGrewSee all my reviews

Willis plays the title guy, a here-to-fore unknown seminal influence on rock history. Played quiet, with 'interviews' and 'archival footage' of Bruno's brushes with the greats and greatness, it's done quite well. The "documentary" finishes up with a real concert with Bruce backed up by a kick-ass blues band doing various "Bruno" songs and some standards that even wound up being released as a CD (still available as I write this). Their version of "Secret Agent Man" is particularly recommended.


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