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Candy Mountain (1987)

R  |   |  Drama  |  February 1988 (USA)
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A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.

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Emile de Antonio ...
Lou Sultan (as Dee De Antonio)
Jose Soto ...
Musician's Son
Bob Maroff ...
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Rockets Redglare ...
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A struggling musician sets out to find the legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, with whom he hopes to strike a deal to make himself rich and famous.

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What a cast!
17 September 2003 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

As a music fanatic I obviously loved this movie. But had it not been for Dr. John, Waits, Redbone and Johansen etc. I would most likely not have given it the time of day.

Got to love it though!

It scores a 7 for the cast, effort and humour.


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