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Thank You, Good Night (2001)

| Comedy, Drama, Music | 2001 (USA)
It's April 1994. The Handy Kaufmans are New Jersey's foremost underachieving rock band. Kurt Cobain has just committed suicide, and this band full of slackers is about to embark on one ... See full summary »

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(as Chuck Griffith)

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Donnie (as J.P. Pitoc)
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Lee
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Big Frank
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Mike
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Record Shop Clerk (as Matt Bordofsky)
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TV Host
Roger Callard ...
TV Carpenter
Bret Domrose ...
Jim
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Doreen
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Karl, Lee's Father
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Elliott (as Eddie Singletary)
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Nick
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Trixie (as Lara Boyd Rhodes)
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Cafe Owner
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Shitty Hotel Clerk
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It's April 1994. The Handy Kaufmans are New Jersey's foremost underachieving rock band. Kurt Cobain has just committed suicide, and this band full of slackers is about to embark on one final tour. They've been at it for four years. Either they make it big this time they grab the brass ring of a record contract or they resign themselves to a life of nine-to-five mediocrity. Lee, the band leader and drummer, is a control freak who also never finishes what he starts. Mike, the chief songwriter, tries to emulate the tortured-artist lifestyle of the rock-and-roll icons he idolizes, like Cobain. Donnie, lead singer and compulsive womanizer, and Big Frank, the incompetent but golden-hearted manager, round out the band personnel. (Their bassist, Jim, electrocutes himself in a drunken pissing contest.) The Kaufmans are joined by last-minute replacement Trixie, a wild rock-and-roll beauty and bassist who sparks up Lee's dormant romantic instincts. What will this tour across the Midwest and New ... Written by Inman Young

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...when the show ends, life begins.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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The original script by Chris Provenzano was entitled "Roadkill" prior to Chuck Griffith optioning it. He gave it the new title based on the infamous line in the script after the bassist blows up the stage. See more »

Quotes

Big Frank: This sucks! No one knows who the Handy Outfits are!
Club Owner: Nobody knows who the hell the Handy Kaufmans are either!
Big Frank: Well, this band is very big in New Brunswick!
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Spiritual Advisor to Robert Zimmer, Jr See more »

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IN C
Written and Published by Eric Akre and Tony Reed
Performed by Treepeople
Courtesy of C/Z Records
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An interesting film
14 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

I recently watched Thank You, Good Night. It was a great film and a very interesting plot. There were some very strong point to the film and some weaker point. The strong point of the film, include the music, very up beat; the lighting and the directing were great. The weak point that I've notice were the fact that there was too many scene changes in a few section of the movie. It sort of break the viewer concentration. Also, during some of the emotional part of the movie, it was not able to bring that emotion to the audience (ie: not sad enough but that's probably due to the script). Overall, I believe Thank You, Good Night was a great independent film and I think Chuck has done a wonderful job. I would definitely recommend this film to other people.


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