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20 Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13
91 min | Documentary, Music

Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
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$ 1,000,000
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$ 54,596
Gross (USA)
$ 4,946,445
Gross (World)
$ 5,839,368
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Jul 26, 2013 (United States)

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7.4 / 10 | 11,016 votes