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There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant... See full summary »

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Radio Announcer
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Phil Kaufman
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Girl at Joshua Tree Inn
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Gram Parsons
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Reporter
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Crying Girl
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Music Expert
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Nurse
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Nurse 2 (as Alexa Motley)
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Doctor
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Susie
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Truck Driver
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Undertaker
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There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on morphine and tequila in 1973. And from his dying came a story. A story from deep within folklore; a story of friendship, honour and adventure; a story so extraordinary that if it didn't really happen, no one would believe it. Two men, a hearse, a dead rock star, five gallons of petrol, and a promise. And the most extraordinary chase of modern times. Written by Anonymous

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musician | hearse | casket | manager | corpse | See more »

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It's better to burn out than to fade away. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for drug references and some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The round cloth badge sewn onto the left shoulder of Johnny Knoxville's denim jacket is that of the Harley-Davidson Riders of Gt. Britain motorcycle club. See more »

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When Phil pulls back the sheet covering Gram's corpse in the hospital morgue, Gram's right eye visibly twitches. See more »

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Return Of The Grievous Angel
Words and Music by Gram Parsons and Thomas Stanley Brown
Performed by Gram Parsons
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Copyright © 1974 Songs of DreamWorks (BMI)/Sixteen Stars Music (BMI)
Worldwide Rights for Songs of DreamWorks
Administered by Cherry River Music Co. (BMI)
Published by Hot Burrito Music (BMI) and GPJ Music (BMI)
Administered by Bug
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A delightful little film
14 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great "indie" film. OK, it's not about Gram Parson, per se. So what? It isn't supposed to be; it's about friendship, and general world class weirdness. If you went through those times---even as a casual observer---you'll probably love it. I did. At times it even moved me to some slight tears...while making me laugh out loud at the same moment. Not a bad little metaphor for life, if you ask me.

Btw, I am a great fan of Parson's music; I have been a fan ever since "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." Sadly, one of those people who is remembered more for his influence rather than his own music. Also neglected is his sometimes writing partner Chris Hillman. They weren't the first to experiment with Country Rock (Michael Nesmith did that), but they surely were among the major players to bring it to a much larger audience.


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