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Dill Scallion (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  25 January 1999 (USA)
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The rise and fall of a school bus driver turned country music singer. Roger Ebert calls this film festival favorite "A country music Spinal Tap." Written and directed by Jordan Brady

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Himself
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The rise and fall of a school bus driver turned country music singer. Roger Ebert calls this film festival favorite "A country music Spinal Tap." Written and directed by Jordan Brady

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual content and some drug references
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The closing credits are interrupted by the music video for "Big Hole" featuring Dill Scallion and the Dillionaires, and it's shown via a TV screen. See more »

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Save the Fonz?
22 June 1999 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Charming mockumentary on a country singer's rise and fall. Hilariously written, and the song titles alone are worth the price of admission ("I Found Love at the Family Reunion" is just one of many fine examples). The documentary feel is tainted by some very Hollywood injections (i.e.: a "quirky" romance) that sometimes destroys the illusion, and despite its unique angle it just can't escape the mighty shadow of "This Is Spinal Tap." Nonetheless, it's very, very funny; people who hate country will roar at the jokes made at the genre's expense, and those who love it will laugh at the movie's knowing look at the industry. Surprisingly, "Dill Scallion" submits compelling evidence that Henry Winkler's career may actually be worth saving.


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