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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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Storyline

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

The tattoos that Johnny Knoxville has in the film are a mixture of real ones and ones made for the movie. For instance, the tattoo of the word "Madison" (the name of Knoxville's real-life daughter) over his heart is real but the bigger ones on his arm are not. See more »

Goofs

When Phil pulls back the sheet covering Gram's corpse in the hospital morgue, Gram's right eye visibly twitches. 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

Blood Brothers
Written by Bruce Springsteen
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Nice, fun, cool - and obviously contentious!
27 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie, and thought it was both very sweet and very funny, which is an unusual combination.

I do want to point out that this is not a movie about Gram Parsons, which seems to have caused a little confusion with some reviewers here.

The positive reviews are from people who like the film for what it is - a cool buddy road movie with a great soundtrack. The negative reviews are from people who complain about the film's makers changing some of the facts, or not telling enough of Gram Parsons' story, or not treating him with 'respect'.

For the record, this is not about Gram Parsons, but Phil Kaufman. It's not a biopic, but a black comedy. And it's not reverential, but dark, cool, and just a little twisted.

It is, however, great fun. And highly recommended...


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