Gimme Shelter (re-release) Image

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

Summary: In December of 1969, four months after Woodstock, the Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane gave a free concert in Northern California, east of Oakland at Altamont Speedway. About 300,000 people came, and the organizers put Hell's Angels in charge of security around the stage. Armed with pool cues and knifes, Angels spent the concert beating up spectators, killing at least one. The film intercuts performances, violence, Grace Slick and Mick Jagger's attempts to cool things down, close-ups of young listeners (dancing, drugged, or suffering Angel shock), and a look at the Stones later as they watch concert footage and reflect on what happened.
Runtime: 91 min
Production: Maysles Films
Genres: History, Music, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 14, 2000
Director Credit
Albert Maysles Director
Charlotte Zwerin Director
David Maysles Director
Principal Cast Credit
Bill Wyman Himself
Charlie Watts Himself
Keith Richards Himself
Marty Balin Himself
Mick Jagger Himself
Mick Taylor Himself
Cast Credit
Chris Hillman Himself
Dick Carter Himself
Jack Casady Himself
Melvin Belli Himself
Mike Clarke Himself
Sam Cutler Himself
Sonny Barger Himself
Spencer Dryden Himself
The Rolling Stones Themselves
Producer Credit
Porter Bibb Associate Producer
Ronald Schneider Executive Producer: The Rolling Stones Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: