We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song
We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song

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We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song is a documentary which examines how the song was written, how producer Quincy Jones and songwriters Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie persuaded some of the most popular performers in America to donate their services to the project, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the marathon recording session that produced the single.
    Released
    1/28/1985
    Runtime
    52min
    Director
    Genre
    Status
    Released
    Language
    English
    Production
    Ken Kragen Productions, Golin-Malley Productions
Cast
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Self - Host
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Self - Conductor
Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
Self
Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
Self
Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd
Self
Bruce Springsteen
Self
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
Self
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Self
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
Self
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
Self
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers
Self
James Ingram
James Ingram
Self
Tina Turner
Tina Turner
Self
Billy Joel
Billy Joel
Self
Diana Ross
Diana Ross
Self
Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
Self
Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson
Self
Al Jarreau
Al Jarreau
Self
Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
Self
Steve Perry
Steve Perry
Self
Huey Lewis
Huey Lewis
Self
Cyndi Lauper
Self
Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
Self
Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
Self
Sheila E.
Sheila E.
Self
Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof
Self
Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Self
Daryl Hall
Daryl Hall
Self
Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robinson
Self
Emmanuel Lewis
Emmanuel Lewis
Self
Greg Phillinganes
Self - Keyboardist
Lindsey Buckingham
Lindsey Buckingham
Self (uncredited)
Mario Cipollina
Self (uncredited)
Johnny Colla
Self (uncredited)
Bill Gibson
Self (uncredited)
Chris Hayes
Self (uncredited)
Sean Hopper
Self (uncredited)
La Toya Jackson
La Toya Jackson
Self (uncredited)
Marlon Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Self (uncredited)
Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson
Self (uncredited)
Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings
Self (uncredited)
John Oates
John Oates
Self (uncredited)
Jeffrey Osborne
Jeffrey Osborne
Self (uncredited)
June Pointer
June Pointer
Self - The Pointer Sisters (uncredited)
Ruth Pointer
Ruth Pointer
Self - The Pointer Sisters (uncredited)
Anita Pointer
Anita Pointer
Self - The Pointer Sisters (uncredited)
Tito Jackson
Tito Jackson
Self (uncredited)
Jackie Jackson
Jackie Jackson
Self (uncredited)
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