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America - A Tribute to Heroes (Telethon Broadcast)
America - A Tribute to Heroes
Telethon Broadcast
Actors: Muhammad Ali, Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Bono, Wes Borland
Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Joel Gallen
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2001     2hr 0min

Tribute albums and concerts come and go, but America: A Tribute to Heroes may well stand the test of time. Recorded just 10 days after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the two-hour telethon has an appropriately...  more »


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Actors: Muhammad Ali, Halle Berry, Jon Bon Jovi, Bono, Wes Borland
Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Joel Gallen
Creators: Ann F. Lewis, Bill Clark, Chris Connelly, David Leaf, David Wild, Edward Zwick
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll, Carey, Mariah, Sting, Springsteen, Bruce, Matthews, Dave, Classic Rock
Studio: Warner Bros / Wea
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 12/04/2001
Original Release Date: 09/21/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 09/21/2001
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Deeply moving and Heartfelt tribute
Joyce T. Powell | Jacksonville, FL USA | 11/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember watching this telecast thinking America will rise up from the ashes of the 9/11 stronger and more determined to spread the ideals of democracy than ever before. Sadly, due to this horrific event and the panic it caused, Americans have had give up certain freedoms in the name of national security. But that's neither here or there when discussing this stellar concert DVD. Many of the performances are just as powerful and revealing as they were in September of 01'.

Some of the highlights for me are:

Bruce Springsteen - "My City of Ruin"
Beautiful harmonies and classic Springsteen lyrics...full of imagery and faith in humanity.

U2 - "Walk On"
"You got to leave it behind..." Bono at his anthemic best.

Faith Hill - "There Will Come a Day"
One of Mississippi's finest...what a powerful voice. First to use the gospel choir to uplift.

Enrique Iglesias - "Hero"
I know a lot of people dislike/hate this performance, but aside from his dramatic grand gestures, the song is beautiful. I feel like he tried to put a lot of passion into his performance that comes across sometimes as cheesy. Enrique's "Hero" is a lot more geniune than the Mariah "Scary" version. Another good use of the gospel choir.

Billy Joel - "New York State of Mind"
The quintessential New Yorker pledging his allegiance to his beleaguered city. A saxaphone accompanist (Dave Koz, Steve Eisen?) hits the right note for the melancholy performance.

Dixie Chicks - "I Believe in Love"
Natalie Maines sings with a plantive wail and the Chicks harmonies are sad and sweet. Martie Seidel's fiddle is a fine 6th man.

Dave Matthews - "Everyday"
One man, one voice, one guitar. "All you need is love"...indeed.

Bon Jovi - "Livin' On a Prayer"
I always liked this song but after this performance I LOVE this song, Bon Jovi's arrangement is excellent, Jon Bon Jovi vocals were inspired along with the great musicianship as well. Also another awesome violin accompaniment. Bon Jovi did Jersey proud.

All in all this is a outstanding concert DVD to own, although the tone is relective and somber, it is ultimately hopeful as well."