Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back

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Dallas-born Marvin Lee Aday, considerably overweight even as a young boy and nicknamed Meat Loaf (played by look-alike W. Earl Brown), overcomes the negative admonishments of his alcoholic father and his obesity to become one of the best-selling rock singers of the late '70s and early '90s. His first roles as an actor lead to meeting songwriter Jim Steinman (Zachary Throne), who has the wild idea that the Top 40 radio market needs an oversized operatic tenor to sing gothic love songs. It turns out Steinman is right, and the album Bat out of Hell yields three Top Ten hits, catapulting them both into arena rock stardom. Physical and emotional difficulties take their toll on Meat, and he loses everything except his loyal wife, Leslie (Dedee Pfeiffer). Meat and Steinman gradually dig themselves out of their hole and return to glory with Bat out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, which sells five million copies, but only after Meat reconciles with his aging father.

Cast

W. Earl Brown
as Meat Loaf
Meat Loaf
as Vocals
Tom Wood
as Kevin
Zachary Throne
as Jim Steinman
Jesse Lenat
as Todd Rundgren
John Kai Jacobsen
as Young Marvin Lee `Meat Loaf' Aday
Sandra Purpuro
as Karla DeVito
Bruce Bohne
as Sam Ellis
Brooke Averi
as Little Pearl
Elizabeth Lund
as Teenaged Pearl
Gretchen Storms
as Young Pearl
Sean Smith
as Steve Popovich
Kenneth Alan Williams
as Record Executive
Thomas Bellin
as Minister
Jeff Freilich
as Rocky Horror Picture Show Director
Keith Allen
as Rocky Horror Picture Show Star
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