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Grand Theft Parsons (2003)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 June 2004 (USA)
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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Cast

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

Jonathan Slavin stated in an interview that he originally auditioned for the role of Larry Oster-Berg before being cast as the Mortuary Clerk. See more »

Goofs

In the clip showing the hearse knocking over the cop's motorcycle, it can be seen that the motorcycle is already badly damaged. See more »

Quotes

Phil Kaufman: We'll be goin' now that your sign is no longer impeding our forward progress.
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Big Bird
Written by Booker T. Jones (as Booker T. Jones, Jnr.) and Eddie Floyd
Performed by Eddie Floyd
© Cotillion Music Inc, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., East Memphis Music
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited & Rondor Music Ltd. on behalf of Irving Music Inc.
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It is actually pretty good. Get over it.
27 April 2007 | by (shaking my head) – See all my reviews

When so many big budget Hollywood shells get voted 8 or better here, I am amazed that so many can hate a film just because it doesn't take itself seriously, or according to one film-school dropout "failed to explore anything". And then what about the "fan of Gram Parsons for a long time" who complains that "when i found out they were making a film about him i was very exited ... was sickened by what i saw, This film wasn't about his life, it was about the aftermath of his death. I thought it would be a descent film about Grams Life and Music". So this one hates the film because he didn't bother to take the time to find out what it was about prior to watching it. Well duh! Do not be scared off by the low rating. The obvious reason all the Gram-fans have to vote it down is because as we all know "true fans" always take the object of their fandom seriously, and this film doesn't take itself seriously. It is very low-key, except Applegate, who as usual, is eye-candy. Speaking of Applegate, wasn't she in Anchorman? Now there was a film I saw only half of. Let me put it this way; if you loved Anchorman, you probably won't like this. If you're an uber-Gram-fan, you probably will hate this. If you just want a few chuckles, and are willing to laugh at stereotypes like a mellow, stoned hippie, a red-neck cop (though what a red-neck cop is doing in LA, I'm not sure), a little tugging at your inner yin-yang, then watch this. And no, absolutely contrary to the gram-fans, this isn't slapstick. It is actually the opposite. It is actually almost too mellow, and the best lines come out of nowhere.


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