Down 1,898 this week

Hendrix (2000)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  17 September 2000 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 785 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 1 critic

Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure. Struggling to find a ... See full summary »



(as Hal Roberts) , , 2 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

Free at IMDb


10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 13 Jan 2011
a list of 412 titles
created 31 Mar 2012
a list of 142 titles
created 20 Apr 2012
a list of 438 titles
created 25 Jul 2012
a list of 10000 titles
created 01 Jun 2014

Related Items

Search for "Hendrix" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Hendrix (TV Movie 2000)

Hendrix (TV Movie 2000) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hendrix.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hendrix (TV Mini-Series 2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Growing up in the small town of Kyogle in Northern NSW was not an easy childhood for Hendrix Bell. With his hippy parents preferring to festival-hop rather than raise him, mixed with a town... See full summary »

Stars: David Boulton, Giselle van der Wiel, Chelsea Jones
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

With the blessings of Jimi's biological family and many of his closest friends, Passport brings the life of Jimi Hendrix to light as never before. From his upbringing in Seattle to his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Vosburgh
Stars: Dave Fennoy, Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix (1973)
Documentary | Biography | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This documentary was made three years after Jimi Hendrix's untimely death. At the time it was an example of how a visual biography should be done, but some of the information in it needs ... See full summary »

Directors: Joe Boyd, John Head, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Arthur Allen, Albert Allen, Stella Benabon
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An unauthorized biography. Leon Hendrix, brother to Jimi opens up in an exclusive interview first looking at the family issues then at the private Jimi and the professional musician. In ... See full summary »

Director: Sonia Anderson
Stars: Keith Altham, Ed Chalpin, Jeff Dexter
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The life and career of the wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star, Jerry Lee Lewis.

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Winona Ryder, John Doe
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

Director: John Ridley
Stars: André Benjamin, Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky
Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss
Rock Star (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lead singer of a tribute band becomes lead singer of the real band he idolizes.

Director: Stephen Herek
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Aniston, Dominic West
Landspeed (2002)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Two teams are in a heated race for the money and the honor that comes with breaking the land speed world record.

Director: Christian McIntire
Stars: Billy Zane, Ray Wise, Pamela Gidley
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Experience Hendrix presents unforgettable highlights from two star-studded tribute concerts on behalf of Jimi Hendrix, hailed by critics and fans alike as the greatest guitarist of all time.

Stars: Jimi Hendrix, James Hong, John Mitchell
The Diamond of Jeru (TV Movie 2001)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Based on Louis L'Amour novel, The Diamond of Jeru tells the story of an American scientist and his wife who hire an ex-pat war veteren to act as a guide on a journey up an unchartered ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Barry, Dick Lowry
Stars: Billy Zane, Paris Jefferson, Keith Carradine
Jimi Hendrix (TV Movie 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Directors: Stefan Morawietz, Christian Wagner
Stars: Jimi Hendrix


Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Potenza ...
Faye Pridgeon
Noel Redding (as Kristen J. Holdenried)
Christopher Ralph ...
Ron Terry
Michie Mee ...
Devon Wilson (as Michi Mee)
Ann Marin ...
Linda V. Carter ...
Lucille Hendrix (as Linda Carter)
Billy Cox
Henry Steingarten


Biography of rock star Jimi Hendrix chronicles his early career, including a stint with Little Richard who fired him for getting too flamboyant, to his tragic failure. Struggling to find a niche, he moves to England where he becomes friends with musician and producer Chas Chandler (Christian Portenza). Chas then teams him with Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding (Krit Holdenreid, Christopher Ralph) to form the Experience. As Hendrix gets public attention, Chas then introduces him to a major record producer (Billy Zane) who takes over his career. While this gets Hendrix international exposure, it also places him in the hands of people interested only in the money aspects that his career offers them. One of the early disasters foisted on him by the record company is an opening bill for "The Monkees" on an American tour. His then unknown act is booed by teens just wanting to see their idols. A genius and a perfectionist, Hendrix drives everyone crazy as he starts making albums himself ... Written by John Sacksteder <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He set the world on fire


Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content




Release Date:

17 September 2000 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In a scene where Jimi is meeting with record producers, a shot of a city street shows late model cars. A black SUV can be seen driving from left to right of screen. See more »


[Jimi is on stage at the Monterey Pop Festival]
Michael Jeffrey: Whose fucking idea was it to have him go on after the Who?
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very well done movie
18 November 2001 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

I'm very disappointed by the reviews I've seen so far. I think they can be broken into two very different views: 1) This is a low budget movie and should have done better, and 2) I'm a guitar player and the guitar playing and depiction Jimi's life were incomplete.

Okay, I think I can address those all at once: It wasn't a move for guitarists, and being a low budget movie, they couldn't possibly cover every aspect of the man's life.

What they chose to cover, I believe, was very substantial and important. Being a guitarist myself, I'm not disappointed in Wood's performance. Was his "guitar playing" perfect? No, he's an actor, not a guitarist. Nevertheless, the movie was very well done, Wood did an amazing job of portraying the character of Hendrix, and the story told a great deal of Jimi's early life in music. The latter part, I think, is probably what bothered most, as it didn't go into enough details about his demise.

I think it's unfair to put down the movie for that. I don't think that's where the writers and directors were focusing. They were concentrating on his early music career and I think they did it brilliantly. I found it entirely engrossing and having seen it three times, I'll watch it a fourth.

If you're not a Hendrix fan, but you're curious about his early career, I think this movie is just for you. I won't guarantee that it's entirely accurate, but it's close enough to satisfy me, and the acting and music are exceptional.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
At what point did you realise this movie was truly awful? colujomes
song when martin luther king was shot weirdsk8er
Guitar strumming WAY off sync rlh_1984
Hendrix (2000) movie jakyro1
Hendrix Jazz Fusion styxmahler
argument rocknroll6483
Discuss Hendrix (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: