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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 - 764 gallons of gas - 987 bottles of beer - 3457 cigarettes - 1 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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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 »


Billy Tallent: [after Victoria questions Bucky Haight really getting his legs shot off] He showed us his stump, Victoria. Ever see a man's stump? Guy's like, "Go on, man. I want you to know how it feels. Touch it. Touch my stump." Disgusting! So don't tell us that Bucky Haight wasn't shot, cause we were there. We touched his stump.
[girl leaves - to Joe Dick]
Billy Tallent: Now that was fucking brilliant.
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Any unauthorized duplication, copying or use of all or part of this motion picture may result in civil liabilities and/or criminal prosecution in accordance with applicable laws/or a punch in the face. See more »


References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »


Love Song
Lyrics by Nathan Dillon
Music by Another White Male
© Greed Clown Music
Performed by Another White Male
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Worthwhile, entirely.
4 September 2003 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

I love "Hard Core Logo", a fine black comedy. Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson, and Julian Richings as Bucky Haight all did a great job portraying an aging band that never lived up to it's own ambitions. Frankly, I am so tired of "This is Spinal Tap", a film I liked the first two times I saw it. It wore thin on me all too quickly. I still love HCL, and that has to be because it is based on Michael Turner's book. Turner's own experiences in the Hard Rock Miners informed his writing and that legitimacy was kept in tact in the film. Also, from a Canadian point of view, I liked it because it was a straight up story and a straight up film. Far too often it seems that Canadian filmmakers feel that they have to go out of their way to make odd/disturbing films that just come across as pretentious and 'faux-Euro', or make films designed to pander to the lowest common denominator of the Hollywood market. MacDonald made his own film for himself and I for one am grateful.

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