Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R  |   |  Documentary  |  31 July 1998 (USA)
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Stribling ...
Himself - The Key Grip
Ken Bondy ...
Himself - The Craft Service Guy
Amy Minda Cohen ...
Herself - Assistant to Mr. Clooney (as Amy Cohen)
Herself - The Co-Producer
Dieter Busch ...
Himself - The 2nd 2nd Assistant Director
Cecilia Montiel ...
Herself - The Production Designer
Himself - The Special Make-Up Effects Guy
Victoria Lucai ...
Herself - Assistant to Mr. Tarantino
Himself / Seth Gecko
McPherson O. Downs ...
Himself - The On-Set Dresser (as McPherson 'Mac Daddy' Downs)
Earl Thielen ...
Himself - El Driver (as Earl 'Mr. Blonde' Thielen)
Himself / Sheriff McGraw
Himself / Jacob Fuller
Herself / Kate Fuller
Himself - 'Frost'


A docu-drama about filming From Dusk Till Dawn (1996). Sarah Kelly takes a non-union film crew onto the set and on location near Barstow of this independent, non-union production. Camaraderie and a constant eye on the shooting schedule dominate interactions. Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney mug for Kelly's camera; Robert Rodriguez, Juliette Lewis and Fred Williamson talk about craft; we watch scenes being shot; and Kelly asks crew members why they do what they do. Also, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees protests the non-union status of 'From Dusk Till Dawn', executive producer Lawrence Bender tells his side, and Kelly talks to a Variety reporter and others. What's the nature of an indie film? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Atentie se filmeaza vampiri  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,659 (USA) (31 July 1998)


$5,659 (USA) (31 July 1998)

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A nice behind the scenes look...
29 September 2002 | by (Santa Barbara, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a really good and informative feature length documentary on the making of From Dusk Till Dawn. It covers most aspects of the film making process...Interviews with all of the cast and crew, following them around during filming and off hours from start to finish. Having to deal with issues like unions, paparazzi, weather, long hours, and unexpected fires...yet they all seem to love what they're doing.

*** (Out of 4)

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