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Half-Cocked (1994)

| Drama, Musical
A group of high school teens steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a rock band, called "Truckstop".

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Credited cast:
James Canty ...
James from The Guilloteens
Jon Cook ...
Elliott
Stanley Gallimore ...
Stan from the Grifters
Steve Gamboa
Tripp Lamkins ...
Tripp from the Grifters
Sean Meadows ...
Sean
John Moses ...
Moses
Jeff Mueller ...
Jeff
Cynthia Neilson ...
Cynthia
Jason Noble ...
Jackson
Tara Jane O'Neil ...
Rhoda
Dave Shouse ...
Dave from the Grifters
Ian Svenonius ...
Otis from The Guilloteens
Scott Taylor ...
Scott from the Grifters
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A group of high school teens steal a van full of music equipment and pretend to be a rock band, called "Truckstop".

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Written and Performed by Ruby Falls
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A great film, if you're in on all of the jokes
3 December 1999 | by (Fayetteville, AR) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. Of course, I also love all of the bands involved and the music scene that Half Cocked parodies so well. I'm not sure how the film will translate for those who haven't found themselves caught up in a music scene that is filled with people who are so busy looking for the most progressive band, trying to be the hippest indie-rocker around, that their judgement is clouded. During one scene, we see the band (none of whose members know how to play their instruments) playing at a club, making mindless noise while onlookers bob their heads. After the performance, a member of the headlining act enthusiastically says that he doesn't see how his band could possibly follow such a brilliant performance.

Technically the film is a little rough, but it was shot on an extremely low budget. The decision to shoot on grainy black and white film stock was a good one, as it gives the film an intimate, documentary/tour diary sort of feel. And, the performances by both the bands and the actors are great. No self-respecting fan of independent rock should miss this one.


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