Grand Theft Parsons (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  18 June 2004 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Radio Announcer
Phil Kaufman
Girl at Joshua Tree Inn
Gram Parsons
Crying Girl
Music Expert
TV Interviewer
Nurse 2 (as Alexa Motley)
Truck Driver


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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Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A nagy hullarablás  »

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Did You Know?


Hugh Jackman was originally set to star as Phil Kaufmann before dropping out due to his commitments to X-Men 2 (2003) and Van Helsing (2004). See more »


When they turn themselves in at the end, an extra is seen walking out of the building twice. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

Cannes Promo Reel Screened on Apple iBooks See more »


Thousand Dollar Wedding
Words and Music by Gram Parsons
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)
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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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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