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Hard Core Logo (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  11 October 1996 (USA)
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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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Joe Dick / Joseph Mulgrew
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Billy Tallent / William Boisy
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John Oxenberger's Girlfriend
Joey Ramone ...
Corrine Koslo ...
Laura Cromartie
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Danny Nowak ...
Documentary Cameraman
Jochen A. Schliessler ...
Documentary Sound Recordist (as Jochen Schliessler)
Jeremy Bishop ...
Bongo Player
Tony Tucker ...
Bongo Player
Art Bergmann ...
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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 sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface. Written by <Ummagumma@sos.on.sa>

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

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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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11 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Hard Core Logo auf Reunion-Tour  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

To save money on extras for the band's performance scenes, director Bruce McDonald posted advertisements in area newspapers and sold tickets to the shoot as an actual rock show. Many of the people shown rocking out to the band really paid to be there. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Joe Dick: There's two ways to look at it: Billy wants the models and limousines, while I'm happy with hookers and taxicabs.
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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 »

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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Somethings Gonna Die Tonight
Lyrics by Michael Turner
© Colonel Festus Publishing/Divine Industries
Music by Swamp Baby
© Mook Publishing
Performed by Hugh Dillon and Swamp Baby
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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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