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The Gig (1985)

 |  Drama  |  26 November 1985 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marty Flynn
Marshall Wilson
Andrew Duncan ...
Jack Larmon
Jerry Matz ...
Aaron Wohl
Daniel Nalbach ...
Arthur Winslow
Warren Vaché ...
Gil Macrae
Joe Silver ...
Abe Mitgang
Rick Valentine
Stan Lachow ...
George Pappas
Celia Bressack ...
Georgia Harrell ...
The blonde
Michael Fischetti ...
Vincent Amatri
Susan Egbert ...
Laura Macrae
Karen Ashley ...
Janet Larmon
Virginia Downing ...
Mrs. Winslow


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26 November 1985 (USA)  »

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A Banda do Paraíso  »

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During the drive to the gig, Marshall Wilson regales the others with his past musical accomplishments. He mentions he played with, among others, jazz legend Charlie Parker. Parker died in 1955, so assuming this film is taking place in the 80's, that means the very youthful looking Wilson would had to have been a very precocious musician 30-plus years prior to have played with Parker. See more »


Wilson: It's not religion -- devotion isn't enough.
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3 May 2002 | by (Portland NSW (Australia)) – See all my reviews

This little film brings back a lot of memories, both fond and foul, of what can and does happen when one is a working musician. The not so pleasant accommodations for the band, the management of the venue jumping up and down telling you what to play, the sheer ecstasy of the applause.............. Far from being farcical it is, in fact, very accurate in the way it depicts musicians, professional and otherwise, who have travelled a great distance to perform a season of gigs at a venue. There are those times when everything goes perfectly, there are those other times when you immediately start to miss your partner and wonder what the hell you are doing this far from home. In the end you have to make the best of it because there is no other way out.

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