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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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Radio Announcer
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Phil Kaufman
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Girl at Joshua Tree Inn
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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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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

The motorcycle cop in the desert is riding a Kawasaki 1000 Police Special. This would not have been manufactured in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Uniform Cop: Wherever there's a hippie, there's a crime, even if that crime hasn't happened yet. That's what I always say.
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Crazy Credits

Cannes Promo Reel Screened on Apple iBooks See more »

Soundtracks

A Song For You
Words and Music by Gram Parsons
Performed by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
Copyright © 1973 Songs of DreamWorks (BMI)/Sixteen Stars Music (BMI)
Rights outside the US 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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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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