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American Reel (2003)

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Credited cast:
James Lee Springer
Jason Fields
Disney Rifkin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Commercial Director
Maite Arnedo ...
Female Record Executive #2
Larissa Borkowski ...
Frank Casagrande ...
Pony-Tailed Record Exec.
Natalie Christian
Troy Clark ...
James' Cousin
Jason Dixie ...
Film Producer #1
Tahirah Essix ...
Film Producer #2
Kevin Ferguson ...
Tony Marty
Darrell Griffin ...
Delivery man
Daryl Hunter ...
Student (voice)
Mike Leonardo ...
Music Video Director


The story of an overnight success - twenty years in the making...

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Shown on a double bill with "Kill Bill: Volume 2" on December 8, 2011, at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema. See more »


Tony Marty: Hicksville. Kinda sounds like the end o' the world.
James Lee Springer: No... but you could see it from there.
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This is David Carradine's best performance since Bound for Glory.
27 November 2004 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Easily David Carradine's best performance since Bound for Glory. (And yes, he's even better than in Kill Bill vols 1 & 2.) David plays a Willie Nelson type country singer who finally finds success late in his career. This film really showcases David's unique sense of comic timing and his very fine singing and songwriting skills. The wry and somewhat world weary Carradine persona fits this character to a tee. I can't think of any other actor who could have played this role so effortlessly. This movie was just a pleasant surprise all around. Top-notch writing, fine performances, solid direction, and great original songs allow me to strongly recommend this film to Carradine fans, music fans, and to anybody who just enjoys good films.

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