6 amateur musicians accept an offer to play a 2-week gig in the Catskills. When the bass player suddenly falls ill, they recruit a genuine pro to fill in. As they embark on the opportunity of a lifetime, dreams and reality begin to collide. Written by
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During the fishing scene on the lake, Arthur, Marty and Marshall converse about life, marriage, duty and hopes. When Arthur asks Marshall if he has any future gigs lined up, Marshall says he'll be touring Europe in the fall with Warren Vache. The philandering horn player Gil is played by Vache. See more
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
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!
Can I help it if I don't wanna play? Can I help it?