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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Crazy Credits

(Last credit in the cast list) . . .and Everybody Else as the Cast and Crew of "From Dusk 'till Dawn" See more »


References El mariachi (1992) See more »


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A great film for anyone interested in filmmaking
20 November 2000 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

On the surface a documentary about the making of From Dusk Till Dawn, 'Full Tilt Boogie' is a frank, revealing, and ultimately informative look at independent filmmaking in today's Hollywood. Be warned, however, that if you're expecting yet another neat, polished "making of" documentary, you'll likely be disappointed. `Full Tilt Boogie' has none of the glitz or big budget finish, none of the behind the scenes looks at special visual and makeup effects. While it still delivers the obligatory interviews with cast and crew members, this is largely a film about the unsung heroes behind the actors, directors, and SFX maestros, about the legions of everyday men and women who help bring the movies to life. While this unorthodox approach to the `making of' documentary may not be to everyone's liking, (it's 90-plus minute running time especially may try the patience of the average viewer) `Full Tilt Boogie' is a must for any student of filmmaking, or anyone who has ever considered a career in the industry

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