Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash

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  • NR
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.1  (437)

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash is a biographical drama film from 2020. It stars Artimus Pyle as himself and Taylor Clift and Ian Shultis as Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines respectively. The movie is directed by Jared Cohn and written by Sean Murray. The film tells the true story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash that occurred on October 20, 1977, in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash led to the death of singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, backup singer Cassie Gaines, and assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick. The movie follows the events leading up to the crash, and the aftermath of the tragedy.

The film opens with a montage of footage of the band, with Artimus Pyle narrating about their journey to success. The band was on the rise, with hits like "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Free Bird," making them one of the most popular southern rock bands of the 1970s. However, their success was short-lived.

The movie then jumps to the night of the crash. The band, along with their crew and wives, boarded a chartered plane to fly to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a concert. However, the plane ran out of fuel, causing it to crash into a forest in Mississippi. The movie depicts the horrifying moments leading up to the crash, and the aftermath.

The survivors, including Artimus Pyle, guitarist Gary Rossington, and dozens of others, had to endure the loss of their friends and bandmates. Pyle, who was the drummer for the band, suffered from severe injuries.

The movie depicts the emotional and physical pain that the survivors had to endure. It also explores the legal battles that occurred after the crash, as the survivors and families of the deceased fought to get compensation and justice.

Throughout the movie, there are flashbacks to the band's early days, with Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines depicted in their youth, practicing and performing at various venues. These scenes show their musical talents, their camaraderie with their bandmates, and their struggles to make it in the music industry.

The film also highlights the impact that the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash had on the music industry, with other bands paying tribute to the band's legacy. The movie ends with a tribute concert for the band, featuring performances from members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as other artists.

Overall, Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash is a moving and emotional film that tells the true story of a tragic event in music history. The acting is strong, with Artimus Pyle delivering a powerful performance as himself. The movie is a must-watch for fans of the band, as well as those interested in music and history.

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash is a 2020 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash
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  • Release Date
    2020
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 32 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.1  (437)