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Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

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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
Juliette Lewis ...
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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.33 : 1
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Special Thanks: Connie, Connie The Looker Family The Vista Del Mar Muppets The 900 Block See more »


Referenced in Hollywood Goes to Hell (2000) See more »


From Dusk Til Dawn
Written and Performed by Scot Cummings (as Scott Cummings)
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2 September 2003 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I came across this documentary when I rented the DVD at Blockbuster. At first, I thought this would be another one of those HBO Special BS that companies usually slap on their DVDs, but from the beginning when Clooney and Tarantino were walking about the set along to the BeeGees, I was hooked. This wasn't the polished crap that I was used to, this was a full-out documentary that explored every aspect of film making. Instead of just interviewing the actors and the director, FTB interviewed the ADs, the grips, the runners, catering, the assistants, and many, many electricians. Instead of exploring about what went right in the movies, this explored what went wrong, and how the filmmakers fixed these problems. The budget problems, issues with the set design, "union troubles," all of it was there. This was the real stuff. Sure it might be a lil' long, but it was refreshing to see what REALLY goes on behind the scenes.

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