Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story (2001)
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as Steve Clark
as Joe Elliott
as Phil Collen
as Rick Allen
as Rick Savage
as Mutt Lange
as Rick Allen's Father
as Pete Willis
as Lorelei Shellist
as Miriam Barendsen
as Joe Elliot Sr.
as Peter Mensch
as Tony Kenning
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Terrific film on the early years of Def Leppard right to their rise to fame. I really am a huge fan of the band, and I grew up listening to the band. This is a well made movie, one that should definitely be seen by every fan of the band, and with a fine cast of talented actors, brings the story of this great band to life. Nowadays Def Leppard are not what they used to be, but with this film, you get a taste of their heyday, when they made great music. I really enjoyed the film's performances, and the pacing is done quite quickly, and the filmmakers seem to cram to a bit too much history into a short run time, which is a weak point for the film. However the film is very good nonetheless and I think it's a fantastic film on the subject. The film works well as a drama, and it's really a rag to riches story about a band that overcomes, and to everyone that knows this band, they know exactly what I'm talking about. This is a very good drama that is sure to delight fans of the band, though it's not perfect film, it's definitely worth seeing if you the band, ort rock music in general. The cast here are great in their respective roles, and each brings something unique to the screen. Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story is entertaining from the first frame onwards, and it recreates key moments in the bands career. Very good film for what it does, this is a great music drama that though shows issues with story, and budget, does more than big, overcomplicated dramas with big name stars. The beauty part of this film is that it's based on a real story, and is one that's fairly easy to get into. Especially with a band like Def Leppard, their story is one of a kind, and this film definitely captures that vibe.
Great Movie! Anyone who is a Def Lep fan should see. You get to watch the rise of Def Lep while also seeing the sadly decent of Steve Clark into the madness of alcoholism.
As far as made-for-TV movies go, this is better than it should be, considering VH1 made it! Anthony Michael Hall is dead-on as Robert John "Mutt" Lange but the actors playing my favorite band don't even come close!!
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