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Hard Core Logo (1996)

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Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Dick / Joseph Mulgrew
Billy Tallent / William Boisy
Bernie Coulson ...
John Oxenberger's Girlfriend
Joey Ramone ...
Corrine Koslo ...
Laura Cromartie
Danny Nowak ...
Documentary Cameraman
Jochen A. Schliessler ...
Documentary Sound Recordist (as Jochen Schliessler)
Jeremy Bishop ...
Bongo Player
Tony Tucker ...
Bongo Player
Art Bergmann ...


Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface. Written by <>

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4 guys, 5 nights, 3000 miles... and one last shot! See more »


Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for strong language, substance abuse, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Core Logo auf Reunion-Tour  »

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$3,864 (USA) (13 November 1998)


$17,012 (USA) (25 June 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Several of the extras for some of the film's smaller shows were recruited from local punk and street hangouts. Volunteers were well fed and entertained. See more »


At the beginning of the movie when Joe is talking to Billy in the bar, Billy lights a cocktail umbrella and puts it out in Joe's beer. However, a minute later, the umbrella is back on the table and Joe is drinking his beer. See more »


[His answering machine announcement]
Billy Tallent: I can't come to the phone right now, I'm eating corn chips and masturbating. Please leave a message.
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Crazy Credits

The characters and events depicted in this motion picture are fictional. Any similarities to actual persons, living or dead, is a wild coincidence. Hardly any animals were harmed or abused during the filming of this production. See more »


References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »


Wild Wild Women
Music and Lyrics by Chris Spedding
Performed by Chris Spedding
© Other Peoples Music/Reliable Melodies
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good film thats been misrepresented
24 May 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Really interesting film for anyone familiar with the hardcore music scene that deals with the problems and moral dilemmas of a reunited band. The problem is the movie is mismarketed as a comedy. Humor in the movie is quite present though dark and dry (though still very funny). This movie is actually quite a bit better than spinal tap. It's not mocking a bad band of a genre, but exploring the problems of the scene by looking at what's viewed to be a good one. The only similarity between this film and spinal tap is the narrative framework, which is that of a documentary, though in this film, that device becomes less obtrusive, and in all honesty could have been removed. Also, this movie has much more of a human heart than a film like spinal tap or fear of a black hat (another movie that got lumped into the "mockumentary" genre). The big problem I think is that this movie is represented as a comedy, and it's as dramatic as it is humorous. Terrific ending too. Recommended to those who enjoy dark comedies and punk rock.

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