American Rebel Dean Reed
Let us review this extraordinary life. The life of Dean Reed.
AMERICAN REBEL: The Dean Reed Story (1985)
Dean Reed was an international superstar in much of the world. His records sold millions and his films were the biggest box office hits behind the iron curtain. This film traces his odyssey from Denver to Hollywood, from South America to Helsinki, from Italy to Russia and finally to Berlin. It explores Reed’s career as singer, actor, writer, director and political activist. His story is told in his own words, music, film clips, and archives from around the world. Included are interviews with his mother Ruth Anna Brown, his father Cyril Reed, acting coach Paton Price, Hollywood friend Phil Everly, wife Renate Blume and others. This 1985 cult classic was filmed in the USA, Chile, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Russia and the Middle-East. AMERICAN REBEL was completed some six months before Reed’s mysterious death in 1986, at the height of the Cold War. Despite his world fame he remains relatively unknown in his homeland, the USA.
CREDITS Producer/Director: Will Roberts Associate Producers: Ann Donohoe, Jennifer Dorn, Jane Hollo, Neil Jacobs, Christine Rath Cinematography: Hiernan Correa, Michael Gregor, Vladimir Gusev, Joshua Hanig, Dieter Mesa, Bob Moore, Igor Murayev, Juan Priego, Christine Rath Sound Recording: Akif Abulayev, Steve Budde, Susan Chong, John Denis, Werner Laube, Christine Rath, Moises Rodriguez, Will Roberts, Dieter Silbernagel, Boris Veliulov Editor: Brian Cotnoir Narration: Will Roberts, Ellen Wood Interpreters: Eugenie Aeich, Helmut Bohme, Anita Gonzolez, Pavel Korchagin, Maria Maluenda, Dan Olson, Andreas Prasse, Christine Rath, Galina Veryovkina Composers: Dean Reed, Neil Jacobs, John Rosenburg (and others)