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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

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About the Movie

"Runnin' Down a Dream," a film directed by cinema legend Peter Bogdanovich, is the story of one of America's great rock and roll bands told as never before. Tracking Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers from their Gainesville beginnings to their 30th anniversary celebration, "Runnin' Down a Dream" is the hard-hitting account of a band that became a family and, along the way, left a body of work that is among the richest deposits in American musical history.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 5
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A feast for Petty fans and a joyous confirmation of the vitality of the collective creative process. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Feb 23, 2012

Fresh: Employs a warm and leisurely, though never sluggish, pace that's upfront about Bogdanovich's intention to take his sweet time tackling every topic of relevant interest. – Nick Schager, Slant Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Best Documentary EVAR

I love this movie!

This documentary's got everything!

I was lucky enough to be shooting live shots of the amazing Nils Lofgren for A&M in 1977, TP & The Heartbreakers were the unknown support act, they blew everyone away and I got some great shots that night. Peter Bogdanovitch's 4 hour documentary is without doubt one of the most insightful and revealing rock documentaries ever made, it shows every side of the music business from the highs of the sublime music to the lows of the greedy record companies. The behind the scenes recording studio sessions and the candid interviews with everyone involved over a 30 year period are a true revelation and tell the extraordinary story of one of the greatest, most influential and controversial musicians of all time!

Awesome movie

While watching this movie I gained an incredible amount of respect for a talented, intelligent, thoughtful musician. And when Tom Petty & The heartbreaker toured Australia with Bob Dylan- WOW! Terrific movie to watch for anyone who has enjoyed TPs music over the years - which has gotta include everyone - runnin' down a dream....

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream
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  • $11.99
  • Genre: Music Documentaries
  • Released: 2014

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