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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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A cracking movie featuring a rocker, a hippie, a corpse and a hearse. See more »


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

The trike that Johnny Knoxville uses in the film is the original bike that Phil Kaufman used in 1973. See more »

Goofs

When Kaufman is lighting the corpse on fire the hippy turns away and returns to the car and is seen with his hand leaning on the car. Next shot shows the hippy still walking towards the car. See more »

Quotes

Phil Kaufman: What the hell are you doing?
Larry Oster-Berg: The steering lock is on!
Phil Kaufman: Well, turn it off.
Larry Oster-Berg: I can't. He's got the key!
Phil Kaufman: So we can escape, but we can only drive in a circle.
Larry Oster-Berg: Yes!
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Cannes Promo Reel Screened on Apple iBooks See more »

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Bad Penny
Written by Rory Gallagher
Published by Strange Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Rory Gallagher
Owned by Strange Music
Under exclusive license to BMG U.K. & Ireland Limited
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Like Gram...Mostly Myth....
6 November 2006 | by (Long Beach, Ca) – See all my reviews

Parsons was mythical in his own right. Sure, he was the father of country-rock and hung around the stones....etc...etc...

The movie is mythical in it's own right. Being as Phil Kaufman was the only one to really know who/what/why/when/how...I think it does alright by his accounts of the events. Heck, he was one of the producers of the movie! Knoxville and Shannon play off each other well. Applegate is always a pleasure to watch!Macht really does look like Parsons! The soundtrack and score are awesome. The filming locations seem accurate...the point is this....if you are looking for a reverent account of the death and last wishes of an icon, forget it! If you want good Saturday afternoon escapism that has a rock-n-roll lineage, this movie more than fits the role Sit back and enjoy...I have more than once!


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