MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,537 this week

Hard Core Logo (1996)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  11 October 1996 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 2,207 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 23 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenwriter), (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 19 Mar 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 28 Mar 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hard Core Logo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hard Core Logo (1996)

Hard Core Logo (1996) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hard Core Logo.

User Polls

4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Roadkill (1989)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Valerie Buhagiar, Gerry Quigley, Larry Hudson
Highway 61 (1991)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A naive Canadian barber who knows US popular culture inside and out meets a flamboyant roadie who needs someone to drive her and her "brother's" corpse to New Orleans. Chaos ensues after ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagiar, Earl Pastko
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A story of life on an Indian reservation in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ... ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The year is 1952, in Quebec City. Rachel, 16, unmarried, and pregnant, works in the church. Filled with shame, she unburdens her guilt to a young priest, under the confidentiality of the ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lepage
Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Patrick Goyette, Jean-Louis Millette
Trigger II (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Trigger is the story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Tracy Wright, Molly Parker, Daniel MacIvor
Under Heaven (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Cynthia and Buck are a young couple with little but love. Soon Cynthia drops the cough syrup and beer drinking Buck: her dreams of being a princess did not involve an unemployed boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Meg Richman
Stars: Joely Richardson, Aden Young, Molly Parker
Pontypool (2008)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sexual revelations emerge when a group of academics and their partners spend a weekend at a country retreat.

Director: Denys Arcand
Stars: Dominique Michel, Dorothée Berryman, Louise Portal
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman gets in way over her head when she's in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Mickey Rourke
Knock! Knock! (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Daniel Brooks, Kevan Buss, Atom Egoyan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A woman is overwhelmed with having to deal with her emotionally unstable daughter, mentally-challenged brother and two suitors while simultaneously trying to run her small firewood business.

Director: Francis Mankiewicz
Stars: Charlotte Laurier, Marie Tifo, Germain Houde
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Its the 1960s at the University of Toronto. Doug is a well-liked senior with an equally popular girlfriend. Peter is a shy freshman, and new to the big city. Peter and Doug become best ... See full summary »

Director: David Secter
Stars: John Labow, Henry Tarvainen, Joy Fielding
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

4 guys - 5 nights - 3000 miles - 764 gallons of gas - 987 bottles of beer - 3457 cigarettes - 1 last shot See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

11 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hard Core Logo auf Reunion-Tour  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$17,012 (USA) (25 June 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Tallent (Callum Keith Rennie) wears a ring depicting the logo of Canadian rock band Headstones. Hugh Dillon (who plays Joe Dick) is Headstones' lead singer. 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

Pipefitter: I killed a fucking goat.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Accountant Goddess...Wendy Ladret See more »

Connections

References High Noon (1952) 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
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One American's perspective
24 June 2003 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

It resembles "Spinal Tap" only in that it's about a fictitious rock band on its way down. This is a more ambitious movie, and its mood is much darker -- while it has its comic moments, it's not a film to watch when you're feeling down.

This particular American viewer had no trouble with the Canadian references -- yes, we can tell Canadian cities apart and know exactly which Quebeckers the bassist was talking about. In fact, the Canadianness of the movie was part of its appeal, and I'm not just talking about the stunning scenery. I do have to admit overlooking the angle about Canadian musicians selling out to the American scene -- I was more attuned to the sellout on the personal rather than national level. Bands in the States lose musicians to L.A., too.

At its core, this is a movie about friendship and betrayal, and in the end, betrayal wins. It's a hard, honest movie, not easy watching but worth the effort.

(Parents, this one isn't for the kiddies -- lots of obscenity and some violence, though none of it is gratuitous to the story.)


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Quentin Tarantino... wtf? heavymetal420
Was Hard Core Logo a real band??? thnesbitt
the music murphyswings
Comedy?!? Sentry5
Sequel? Ninja_Chef
way better then spinal tap shadows_fall7
Discuss Hard Core Logo (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?