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
A cracking movie featuring a rocker, a hippie, a corpse and a hearse.
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Did You Know?
died in Room 8 at the Joshua Tree Inn, which is the room Larry and Phil find Mr. Parsons in at the end of the film when they explain their reasons for kidnapping Gram's body. Room 8 is known as Gram Parsons's Room at the Joshua Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast and can be rented for overnight stays. See more
When Phil pulls back the sheet covering Gram's corpse in the hospital morgue, Gram's right eye visibly twitches. See more
What the hell are you doing?
The steering lock is on!
Well, turn it off.
I can't. He's got the key!
So we can escape, but we can only drive in a circle.
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Performed by Nikhil Banerjee
- Live at De Kosmos - Amsterdam 1972
Released by arrangement with Mrs Roma Banerjee
Recorded at de Kosmos, Amsterdam 11/24/72 by Felix van Lamsweerde
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