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My Dinner with Jimi (2003)

The Turtles, a California rock band, tours England for the first time, meeting Frank Zappa, the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix.

Director:

Bill Fishman

Writer:

Howard Kaylan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Henry ... Howard Kaylan
Royale Watkins Royale Watkins ... Jimi Hendrix
Jason Boggs ... Mark Volman
George Wendt ... Bill Uttley
Brett Gilbert ... John Barbata
Sean Maysonet Sean Maysonet ... Jim 'Tucko' Tucker
Kevin Cotteleer Kevin Cotteleer ... Jim Pons
George Stanchev George Stanchev ... Al Nichol
Jay Michael Ferguson ... Brian Jones
Brian Groh ... John Lennon
Quinton Flynn ... Paul McCartney
Ben Bode ... Ringo Starr
Nate Dushku ... George Harrison
Lisa Brounstein ... Mama Cass
John Corbett ... Henry Diltz
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Howard Kaylan, a singer for the rock band The Turtles, is about to marry his girlfriend and his band is traveling to England for the first time in the wake of the massive success of their hit single, "Happy Together", but fears that the band will not be well received in England. After the band's disastrous meeting with the Beatles, Kaylan has a life-changing dinner with guitarist Jimi Hendrix, whose band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, is about to make their American debut, and Kaylan finds that Hendrix shares Kaylan's fears about his American debut. Written by Anonymous

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If you can remember it, then you weren't there.

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A thoroughly entertaining view of a time and place by someone who was there.
11 December 2019 | by rayal1950See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie until it came on Amazon Prime in 2019 and as someone who was alive during the 60's it was wonderful.

Howard Kaylan presents a very tongue in cheek look at his experiences with the Turtles at the point of their first "Big Hit" and tour of England in 1967. Meeting all the usual suspects and their British Invasion heros in 1967 London The Turtles were shocked to find feet of clay in meeting The Beatles, a musical group that were at the height of their power with the release of Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band coming the day after the events in the movie.

All the characters are played by actors with various degrees of success. Some come across as caricatures of their public personas. Then again it is all filtered through Howard Kaylan's memory and his well known degree of snark.

Partner Turtle, Mark Volman comes across as a buffoon and is relegated to the background mostly except when singing.

Donovan is a mystic hippie, John Lennon is an insufferable guy. Paul is polite and fun, George just tries to keep John from being an insufferable guy. Ringo is kind of drunk. Meeting Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) in an alley way leads to being introduced to Jimi Hendrix and the subsequent dinner with Jimi, really more of a way to many drinks before eating kind of gabfest for Jimi.

Jimi is a sympathetic and humble man in this portrait, beset by the same insecurities that Howard has about success and acceptance by the audience..

A wonderful filtered by time remembrance by one who was there.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Ena deipno me ton Jimi See more »

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Color:

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