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Dill Scallion (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 January 1999 (USA)
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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Dill Scallion
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Kristie Sue
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Tina
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Bubba Pearl
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Larry Steinberg
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Jo Joe Hicks
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Nate Clumson
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Himself
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Himself
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Jordan Brady ...
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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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A rising star can only rise so far before falling.
7 June 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This movie is impudent enough to bedazzle you. A funny satirical mockumentary about the rise and fall of a dimwitted bus driver that becomes a country & western one-hit-wonder. Billy Burke plays Dill Scallion the unlikely star with his hit "When You Shared You". His gimmick is having his foot stomped on before going on stage; and his crippled dance becomes a dance hall sensation.

Lauren Graham plays Scallion's girlfriend that is caught up in the fame game. David Koechner plays Bubba Pearl, the right hand man of the new star and wanting to reclaim some of his own past glory. Henry Winkler plays a talent promoter and a bearded Jason Priestly plays the role of county icon Joe Joe Hicks.

Making cameo appearances are LeAnn Rimes, Travis Tritt and Willie Nelson playing themselves and Robert Wagner cameos as Mr. Llama the boot baron.

You really start thinking this is too damn dumb to watch, but you hang in there waiting to see how silly this thing can get. I will definitely watch this again. Laugh at it and with it.


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