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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
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Laura Cromartie
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Danny Nowak ...
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Jochen A. Schliessler ...
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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 - 764 gallons of gas - 987 bottles of beer - 3457 cigarettes - 1 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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$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 »

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[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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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 »

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Music and Lyrics by John Armstrong (as Buck Cherry)
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Comparing this to Spinal Tap makes you an idiot
24 November 2003 | by (Ottawa, Ont.) – See all my reviews

This is easily all around one of the best Canadian films ever

made. Yes it is a mockumentary, yes it is follows around a rock band

(rockumentary) but for every other reason this really should not be

compared to Spinal Tap. It really isn't a comedy, although it has some great moments in it.

It's also not about a band "struggling with fame" which is what

EVERY OTHER rock movie is about (Almost Famous, That Thing

You Do, Spinal Tap, The Doors, you name it). Just four guys

holding on to a dream that should have faded years ago, all the

while trying not to kill each other. I always knew Hugh Dillon was really the lead singer for the

Headstones, so I realized it wasn't really a documentary but

thought Hard Core Logo the band might still have existed and this

was a tribute. Not the case, but that takes nothing away from the

movie. They say not to watch this movie if you're in a band because it'll

make you never want to play. At the same time, I think anyone who

has been in a band will appreciate it that much more picturing how

their little arguments would be amplified to 10 years later. It's an

overall great gut check to picture just ow much you love playing

music, especially if noone wants to listen.


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