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Bandwagon (1996)

Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although ... See full summary »

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Wynn Knapp
Steve Parlavecchio ...
Eric Ellwood
Lee Holmes ...
Tony Ridge
Matthew Hennessey ...
Charlie Flagg
Doug MacMillan ...
Linus Tate
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Chester Mealy
Steph Robinson ...
Dizz
Mary Ellen Williams ...
Helen
Jeffrey Pillars ...
Trumholdt
Marguerite Lowell ...
Mona La Rue
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Ann Halen
Sally Nussbaumer ...
Mom Flagg
Beth Cameron ...
Record Store Girl
Lee-Anthony Holloway ...
Member of Spittle (as Lee Anthony Holloway)
Rob Munk ...
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Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He can't even play in front of Charlie. They find another guitarist, Wynn, who enjoys fishing if he's not playing the guitar. The final member of the band is Eric, the bass-player who is often unpredictable in his actions. They name the band Circus Monkey and want to get famous and rich. However, after some successful gigs, they begin to realize what all the big music and show business is about. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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Finally, a movie about a band.

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Comedy | Music

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12 September 1997 (USA)  »

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A nagy turné  »

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$22,189 (USA) (12 September 1997)

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$22,189 (USA) (12 September 1997)
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Actor Steve Parlavecchio (aka bassist Eric Ellwood) passed away on May 5, 2014 at the age of 43 in New Jersey. See more »

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Oddly enough, one of my all time favorite movies
20 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

I realize that this movie is average or even fairly bad by all standards of cinematography. But it somehow seems to carry an incredible amount of honesty that i don't think i have seen in any film in recent history. The story is good, the acting average, the camera average, the pace, dialogs, character development ... is all average at best. Still, this movie gets a 10/10 from me.

I can understand people who don't like it, they just never dreamed about being rock stars when they were young. Anyone who did have these types of dreams (or maybe still does) really should see this.


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