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Still shot from the movie: Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Ever wonder what made that Motown sound so distinctive? This documentary looks at the The Funk Brothers, a group of session musicians who gave birth to many hit songs and artists' careers, but who somehow never managed to receive any of the fame or recognition they deserved. If you like to listen to Motown, or think you know anything about popular music, you owe it to these guys to hear their story. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 110
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MPAA Rating: PG
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Motown music is not only featured in the movie Remember the Titans, but also works to bridge racial tensions.

Home Video Extra Features

DVD Extras: Some of the content does include additional mild profanities. The dinner interview mentions gambling, cheating, and possession of drugs. An abstract nude painting in shows up in the background of a lot of shots.

Also included are three short unrelated films featuring BMW cars in very violent situations (ie: a kidnapping, attempted murder, a suicide, gunfire etc.)


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