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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


Aaron Wohl: Damn right I'm mad. I love music more than life and was given a second-rate talent, while he is handed a one in a million gift - a one in a million gift! - which he shits on!
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Terrific! What a surprise!
21 June 2001 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

My wife and I endorse all the positive comments below, made by other IMDB members. While this is no box office smash hit it has a special charm all of its own. Genuine and heart-warming.

We saw this on video, at the end of a long day. We were very tired, and in bed. Normally in a situation like this my wife drops off to sleep within minutes, that is, unless it is an exceptional movie and this one kept us both entertained right to the very end.

Perhaps younger viewers in their teens and twenties would not like this, but for the rest of us it is a true gem! See it!

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