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Hired Gun full movie is released on Aug 01, 2017. Watch Hired Gun online - the English Documentary movie from United States. Hired Gun is directed by Fran Strine and created by Tim Calandrello with John 5 and Kenny Aronoff. Hired Gun is available online on Peacock and Peacock Premium.

Session Aces. Keepers of Time. Vocalists. Composers. The sidemen and sidewomen who play the riffs and fills we imitate in the air. When we turn up the radio, chances are we are listening to one of these players. A-listers have them on speed dial. International tour or recording session, who're they gonna call? A "Hired Gun." This feature length one-off documentary introduces the prolific musicians who are virtually unknown to the public. Billy Joel, Whitesnake, P!NK and Metallica are synonymous with their own artistry and success, but who is responsible for their instrumental solos? Who tours with them live? It is the consummate side players who kill it show after show, often playing circles around the actual band members. In "Hired Gun," viewers learn the firsthand stories from individuals who have mastered their craft and perform on the world's biggest stages. This film details the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of hectic session schedules, and the dedication required to make dreams a reality. The unsung stories of these heroes are now brought to the screen. "Hired Gun" explores the creative process and sound of the best permanently on-call musicians in the world. Some have been constantly undervalued and face the wreckage of a failed career. Some remain in demand, happy to be playing, singing, and songwriting in relative obscurity and supporting the star. Some step into the spotlight and become leaders in their own band.

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Hired Gun

Release Date:

Jun 29, 2017

Release Date (Streaming):

Aug 01, 2017


United States



Stream Service:

Vision Films

Production Companies:

Drama Kills

Official Site:

Official site


The untold stories behind your favorite musicians.


Brad Newsome
Sydney Morning Herald
The players' sheer love of music shines through everything.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 12, 2018
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
Scattershot, introducing instrumentalists who've played everything from heavy metal to Disney kid-pop, and rarely doing much to capture its subjects' individual quirks.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 29, 2017

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