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One-Trick Pony (1980)

R | | Drama | 3 October 1980 (USA)
Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.

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Jonah
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Marion
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Walter Fox
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Lonnie Fox
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Cal van Damp (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Modeena Dandridge
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Matty Levin
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Steve Kunelian
Steve Gadd ...
Danny Duggin
Eric Gale ...
Lee-Andrew Parker
Tony Levin ...
John DiBatista
Richard Tee ...
Clarence Franklin
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Bernie Wepner
Kate Pierson ...
Herself (as The B-52s)
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Himself (as The B-52s)
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Jonah (Paul Simon) is an aging rock star trying to put together a new album in the face of an indifferent record label and a talentless producer. At the same time, he's struggling to save his failing marriage.

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Rock 'n' roll will give you some laughs...but it won't do you any favors.

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3 October 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cyrkowy kucyk  »

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Trivia

During the party held after the 'Solute to the Sixties Night' show, the music 'Take Me to The Mardi Gras' can clearly be heeded, which is a song written by Paul Simon, while made a hip-hop classic by Bob James. The song in the film is Bob James version from his album 'Two.' See more »

Goofs

When Jonah and Matty practice baseball in the park, the ball is returned to Jonah by someone obviously taller than eight-year-old Matty. See more »

Quotes

Walter Fox: Jonah, you wouldn't by any chance be fucking my wife, would you? Because that wouldn't be conducive to a good artist-record company relationship.
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Soundtracks

Do You Believe In Magic
Written by John Sebastian
Performed by The Lovin' Spoonful
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Music: good, Movie: not-so-good
22 June 2004 | by (Vermont, USA) – See all my reviews

I am a HUGE Paul Simon fan, I suppose I'm a bit obsessive, and when I found out about "One Trick Pony" I had to check it out. The music was amazing, as all Paul Simon music is, but the movie lacked in a steady, relevant plot. It was basically, more or less, a clip from the story of Simon's life. Like I said, I'm a bit on the obsessive side when it comes to Paul, and I noticed numerous similarities between Jonah and Simon himself (however, not everything rang true for both.) It was a painful movie to watch, but when one closes their eyes, the music kicks *ehm* butt. Some of the greatest stuff is in it like his, "Late in the Evening" that opens up the show. If you're a Paul Simon fan like me, I suggest, if you're feeling brave and don't have to go through too much trouble, certainly take a look at it. If you can't stand Paul Simon, watching this movie would be putting you through your own personal Hell. I rate the music: 10/10, and the movie 3/10.


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