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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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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

Johnny Knoxville broke his nose during filming. See more »

Goofs

The police officer at the airport is carrying a tonfa instead of a billy club. These were not in use at that time and weren't introduced to most police forces until the 1980s. See more »

Quotes

Larry Oster-Berg: So what'cha doing here?
Larry Oster-Berg: We're, uh, meeting someone off a flight.
Uniform Cop: You're meeting someone off of a flight?
Larry Oster-Berg: Yes.
Uniform Cop: In a hearse?
Larry Oster-Berg: Yes. It's a, surprise.
Uniform Cop: Which part's the surprise, um, the fact that you're in a bright yellow hearse? The fact that you look like something out of a horror film? Or, the fact, that you're a half mile away from the terminal and they're gonna have to walk across two runways to reach you?
Larry Oster-Berg: The first part.
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Crazy Credits

Cannes Promo Reel Screened on Apple iBooks See more »

Soundtracks

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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Knoxville hits this one out of the park, but Shannon makes the Home Run.
21 April 2005 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Baseball references have nothing to do with this movie, except to serve as an analogy.

Johnny Knoxville surely has proved himself as a talented actor. Hopefully Hollywood will take note and give him more than Luke Duke. I'm sure he'll shine as a Duke boy, but Knoxville can handle more. I can totally see him taking on the Edward Norton kind of roles.

I knew nothing about Gram Parsons before watching this, but I enjoyed the small lesson. The opening says something to the effect that while it is based on true events, it has been embellished. But in the extras the writer says that is exactly how it happened. I don't buy the latter. There are a few things that just can't happen, but it still makes for one hell of a joyride.

This is a great Weekend discovery. Watch it and you won't be disappointed.


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