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Killer Diller (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | March 2004 (USA)
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A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.



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A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.

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Trouble brought them together. The music set them free.


Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language

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Release Date:

March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bottleneck  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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The cast and crew stayed together at one hotel in Columbia, Missouri. They would shoot all day, then bring the instruments back to the hotel club, and play music together at night. See more »


Remake of The Car Kid (2002) See more »


Judge Boushay's Blues
Written by Furry Lewis
Arranged by Tree Adams
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User Reviews

Foot tapping movie
5 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie. It was only perchance that I saw it in Lucas Black's role credits. I watched it all the way through and found it was a charming, very funny but not in a harmful way, foot tapping film. It was not going to win Oscars but anyone can watch this and end up smiling all the way through. Sometimes it doesn't matter whether you take films seriously as long as you enjoy the 90 minutes without looking at a clock. This film will cheer you up and make you take life not too seriously which is sometimes what people need in this day and age. I like Oscar winning films or serious films as much as the next person but people are so desensitised to emotions that they forget that life is too short and you should relax & enjoy yourself along the way. Smile, it won't hurt you!

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