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Release Date:
11 October 1996 (USA) See more »
4 guys - 5 nights - 3000 miles - 764 gallons of gas - 987 bottles of beer - 3457 cigarettes - 1 last shot See more »
Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Hugh Dillon ... Joe Dick / Joseph Mulgrew

Callum Rennie ... Billy Tallent / William Boisy (as Callum Keith Rennie)

John Pyper-Ferguson ... John Oxenberger
Bernie Coulson ... Pipefitter

Julian Richings ... Bucky Haight

Benita Ha ... Pipefitter's Girlfriend

Claudia Ferri ... John Oxenberger's Girlfriend
Joey Ramone ... Joey Ramone
Corrine Koslo ... Laura Cromartie

Bruce McDonald ... Documentary Filmmaker
Danny Nowak ... Documentary Cameraman
Jochen A. Schliessler ... Documentary Sound Recordist (as Jochen Schliessler)
Jeremy Bishop ... Bongo Player
Tony Tucker ... Bongo Player
Art Bergmann ... Himself
Flash Bastard ... Themselves
Lick The Pole ... Themselves
Modernettes ... Themselves
D.O.A. ... Themselves
Dan Fazzio ... Flash Bastard

Pete Mills ... Flash Bastard
Terry David Mulligan ... Mulligan
Nicole Parker ... Journalist (as Nicole N. Parker)

Megan Leitch ... Mary The Fan

Michael Kopsa ... Mary's Husband (as Mike Kopsa)
Alexa Mardon ... Little Billie (as Alexa Marden)

Xantha Radley ... Joanne / Thelma
Jennifer Bishop ... Tracy / Louise
Samaya Jardey ... Naomi
Morgan Brayton ... Victoria
Dean Paraskevopoulos ... Terry the D.J. (as Dean Paras)
Daniel Salerno ... Satan (as Danny Salerno)
Sarah Hickinbottom ... Jenifur
Adam Bullied ... Jenifur
Debbie Jow ... Jenifur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catya Gardner ... Extra
Sarah Richards ... Extra
Natasha Duprey ... Hard Core Logo Fan (uncredited)
Joe Keithley ... D.O.A. (uncredited)

Molly Parker ... Band Member - Jenifur (uncredited)
Rich Priske ... Band Member - Art Bergmann & Lick The Pole (uncredited)

Trevor Roberts ... Skinhead (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce McDonald 
Writing credits
Noel S. Baker (screenwriter)

Michael Turner (book)

Produced by
Brian Dennis .... producer
Christine Haebler .... producer
James Head .... executive producer
Karen Powell .... associate producer
Wolfram Tichy .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Schaun Tozer (original music composed by)
Cinematography by
Danny Nowak (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Reginald Harkema 
Production Design by
David Willson 
Set Decoration by
Katterina Keith  (as Kat Keith)
Costume Design by
Debbie Jow 
Makeup Department
Gina Hole .... special effects makeup
Debbie Jow .... hair stylist
Debbie Jow .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hans Lucas .... post-production supervisor
Anne M. Simonet .... production manager (as Anne Simonet)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Barry .... second assistant director
Kevin Fair .... third assistant director
Rachel Leiterman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dale Anderson .... set dresser
Ea Birkett .... assistant property master
Bruno Coupe .... assistant set decorator
Garth Fleming .... assistant art director
Tiara Motem .... assistant property master
David Perun .... property master
Greg Venturi .... graphic design: art department
Paolo G. Venturi .... graphic design: art department (as Paolo Venturi)
Paul Malcovitch .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kelly Cole .... dialogue pre-mixer
Ian Ferguson .... cableman
Ian Ferguson .... playback
Shari Fieldhouse .... foley assistant
Dean Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
Sophie Hotte .... backgrounds editor
Sean Kelly .... sound effects editor
Randall Lee .... foley pre-mixer
Christine Leman .... foley assistant
Sheena Macrae .... dialogue editor
Bill Mellow .... adr recordist
Steve Munro .... additional adr recordist
Sina Oroomchi .... sound effects pre-mixer
Don Painchaud .... foley recordist
John Pantages .... boom operator
Iain Pattison .... dubber
Iain Pattison .... loader
Delphine Roussel .... post-sound assistant (as Delphine Rossel)
Jochen A. Schliessler .... sound mixer (as Jochen Schliessler)
Paul A. Sharpe .... sound re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Shane Shemko .... foley artist
Bill Sheppard .... sound designer (as Bill 'Otis' Sheppard)
Nadine Sheppard .... sound effects recording assistant
Tony V. Stevens .... consultant: Dolby
Susan Taylor .... walla editor
Kerry Uchida .... sound effects editor
Cam Wagner .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Nick Lawson .... special effects assistant
Scott Stofer .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Mark Tureski .... optical effects (uncredited)
Bill Ferguson .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Beaton .... focus puller: "c" camera
Holly Gregory .... first assistant camera
Liane Hentscher .... still photographer
Francis Kramer .... focus puller: "b" camera
John Krol .... generator operator
Michel Lalonde .... grip
Rick Laning .... gaffer (as Rick Lanning)
Morgan Lewington .... grip
Rod Mawson .... second assistant camera
Klaus Melchior .... video playback: 24 Fps
Ed Olson .... photographer: Jenifur photo and facilities
Brian Pearson .... camera operator: "b" camera
Christopher Tate .... key grip
Gary Viola .... camera operator: "c" camera
Casting Department
Alexis Hinde .... extras casting
Gary MacDonald .... extras casting
Wendy O'Brien .... casting: Vancouver (as Wendy O'Brian Livingstone)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Livingstone .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Robert Borics .... colour timer
Larry Engelmann .... final colorist
Janel Hassine .... assistant editor
Margaret Hutz .... digital intermediate technician (uncredited)
Location Management
Susan Blanchard .... location manager: Alberta
Denis McWilliams .... assistant location manager
Andrew M. Robinson .... assistant location manager (as Andrew Robinson)
Andrew Ward .... location manager
Music Department
Flash Bastard .... music provider: live concert
Art Bergmann .... music provider: live concert
Randall Bergs .... musician: guitar
Mark Bosa .... musician: guitar
Mike Briggs .... live sound; stage manager, Vancouver location
Patric Caird .... composer: additional music
Patric Caird .... score musician: saxophone solos
Steve Cowal .... singer
D.O.A. .... music provider: live concert
John Ellis .... score musician: electric guitar
Ted Hall .... guitar coach
Billy Hicks .... score musician: drums
Simon Less .... engineer: original Hard Core Logo music, Beaconsfield Studios
Jim Mattachione .... musician: drummer
Bill Mellow .... musician: additional guitar stylings
Dennis Milne .... score musician: double bass
Modernettes .... music provider: live concert
Peter Moore .... arranger: original Hard Core Logo music, MDI Productions
Peter Moore .... producer: original Hard Core Logo music, MDI Productions
Anil Patadé .... score musician: vocalist
Lick The Pole .... music provider: live concert
Rick Sentence .... musician: bass
Schaun Tozer .... original music producer
Schaun Tozer .... score musician: keyboards
Mark Vanderbyl .... score musician: bass guitar
Janet York .... source music supervisor: S.L. Feldman & Associates
Transportation Department
Dave Daniels .... bus driver
John J.D. Dryden .... driver (as John Dryden)
Rick Dube .... driver
Shawn O'Hearn .... transportation coordinator
Richard Tremble .... captain
Other crew
Noel S. Baker .... designer: tail credits
Patricia Baun .... assistant coordinator
Lisa Bowmar .... craft service
Lisa Bowmar .... first aid
Matthew Budgeon .... production assistant (as Matthew Bugeon)
Christina Bulbrook .... assistant production coordinator (as Christina Margellos)
Adam Bullied .... web site designer: Electroscope Studios
Leora Carlsen .... office production assistant
Robert DeVitt .... production assistant (as Robert Devitt)
Hugh Dillon .... creative consultant
Paul Dobson .... walla group: The Background
Chili Dog .... walla group: The Background
Ian Ferguson .... walla group: The Background (as Ian Fergusen)
Gaylene Fisher .... production assistant (as Gayleen Fisher)
Kuan-Neng Foo .... production assistant
John Frizzell .... story editor
Katya Gardner .... walla group: The Background (as Catya Gardener)
Dave Griffith .... story consultant
Steve Grise .... production assistant (as Stephen Grise)
Jane Ireland .... assistant chef
Tracy Ireland .... chef
Sarah Johns .... walla group: The Background (as Sarah Richards)
Olivia Jones .... walla group: The Background (as Olivia Palenstien)
Suki Kaiser .... walla group: The Background (as Suki Kalser)
Sandy Kaplansky .... assistant: Mr. McDonald
Wendy Ladret .... accountant
Susan Lambie .... script supervisor
Andrew Laurenson .... walla group: The Background
Don MacNeil .... security guard
Ian Mulgren .... security guard
John Pantages .... walla group: The Background (as John 'Pantyman' Pantages)
Anil Patadé .... assistant accountant
Ward Perry .... walla group: The Background
Callum Rennie .... creative consultant (as Callum Keith Rennie)
Jochen A. Schliessler .... walla group: The Background (as Jochen Schliessier)
Nadine Sheppard .... walla group: The Background
Jennifer Silvertand .... production assistant (as Jennifer Silvertano)
Erin Smith .... production coordinator
Kerry Uchida .... walla group: The Background
Vern Wynn .... walla group: The Background
Colin Adair .... special thanks: volunteer, camera
Joe Bamford .... special thanks
Dane Baspaly .... special thanks: volunteer, grip/electrics (as Dane Basplay)
Keith Michael Bates .... inspiration (as Keith Bates)
Benny Bruni .... special thanks (as Benni Bruni)
Colin Brunton .... this film is dedicated to
Sam Buggeln .... special thanks: volunteer, set decorating (as Sam Buggein)
Judas Bullhorn .... special thanks (as Blair Dobson)
Drew Burns .... special thanks: The Commodore Ballroom (as Drew)
Kevan Buss .... this film is dedicated to
Weave Cleveland .... special thanks
Rebecca Diva Deluxe .... special thanks
David Dunn .... special thanks: volunteer, grip/electrics
Neil Every .... special thanks: volunteer, camera
Tom Felcan .... special thanks: Felcan Enterprises
Moscow Fish .... special thanks
Les Ford .... special thanks
John Genzel .... very special thanks: The Royal Bank of Canada, Vancouver
Ted Hall .... special thanks: volunteer, props
Headstones .... special thanks
Galen Hutcheson .... special thanks: volunteer, grip/electrics
Armand Leo .... very special thanks
Gordon Mark .... special thanks (as Gord Mark)
Joe McClean .... special thanks: The Town Pump
Travis McDonald .... special thanks
Don McKellar .... this film is dedicated to (as Don Mckellar)
Ernie McNally .... special thanks (as Earnie McNally)
Peter Mettler .... acknowledgment: special footage provided by, Toronto
Peter Mettler .... this film is dedicated to
Donald Nijboer .... this film is dedicated to (as Don Nijboer)
Jak Osmond .... special thanks: volunteer, special effects (as Jack Osmond)
Jayme Pfahl .... special thanks
Barb Pike .... special thanks: volunteer, set decorating
Keith Porteous .... acknowledgment: spiritual guide
Peter Powers .... special thanks: volunteer, grip/electrics
John Pulos .... special thanks
Amy Reid .... special thanks: volunteer, extras casting
Barry Reid .... special thanks: Northern Lights
Trevor Roberts .... special thanks
A. Neon Rome .... inspiration
Walter Shenson .... acknowledgment: Godfather (as Walter Shensen)
Bill Sheppard .... special thanks: volunteer, sound department (as Bill 'Fuckhead That He Is' Sheppard)
David Silverman .... special thanks
Bruce Smith .... special thanks
Cesar Solis .... special thanks: volunteer, camera
Tomi Streiff .... acknowledgment: special footage provided by, New York (as Tomi Strife)
Lynn Swain .... special thanks: Gralyne Prod. Ltd.
Mike Taylor .... special thanks
Harold Tichenor .... special thanks
Nathan Tichenor .... special thanks: volunteer, spiritual compass
Jerry Wasserman .... special thanks
Dean Richards Wiancko .... special thanks (as Dean Richards)
Katya Zanrossa .... special thanks: volunteer, craft service

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Rated R for strong language, substance abuse, some violence and sexuality
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Ontario) (Canadian Home Video rating) | Germany:12 | New Zealand:R18 | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Director Bruce McDonald's earlier film, Highway 61 (1991), is referenced by the Band-Aid visible on Billy Talent's finger. Characters in "Highway 61" sold their souls to Satan for something they wanted, signing a contract in blood, after which Satan gave them a Band-Aid for their finger. This implies that Billy sold his soul for his chance at fame with Jenifur.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
John Oxenberger:[diary entry] Why the hell are two grown men still calling themselves Joe Dick and Billy Tallent? When they gave themselves those names they were 16... 17. The question is, when do they stop using them? Forty? Fifty? Sixty? You wonder if they remember their real names. Joe Mulgrew. Bill Boisy. Then there's Pipe...See more »
In For The KillSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Worthwhile, entirely., 4 September 2003
Author: hypernode1 from British Columbia

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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