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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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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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It's better to burn out than to fade away. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for drug references and some language | See all certifications »
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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 »

Goofs

When Phil pulls back the sheet covering Gram's corpse in the hospital morgue, Gram's right eye visibly twitches. 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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Cannes Promo Reel Screened on Apple iBooks See more »

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Big Bird
Written by Booker T. Jones (as Booker T. Jones, Jnr.) and Eddie Floyd
Performed by Eddie Floyd
© Cotillion Music Inc, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., East Memphis Music
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited & Rondor Music Ltd. on behalf of Irving Music Inc.
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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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