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The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (2005)

R | | Comedy | February 2005 (USA)
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A faux documentary about the rise and fall of fictional country singer Guy Terrifico, featuring some legendary real-life performers.

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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Himself
Matt Murphy ...
Guy Terrifico
Colin Linden ...
Himself
Stephen Bruton ...
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Phil Kaufman ...
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Natalie Radford ...
Mary Lou Griffiths
Jane Sowerby ...
Loni Lipvanchuck
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Himself
Freddie Powers ...
Himself (as Freddy Powers)
Rob Bowman ...
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Reggie Moshanski
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A faux documentary about the rise and fall of fictional country singer Guy Terrifico, featuring some legendary real-life performers.

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A Honky-Tonkumentary

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »
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February 2005 (USA)  »

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La vie trépidante de Guy Terrifico  »

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In a deleted scene on the DVD, in which David Christo plays Guy Jr. and Lynne Griffin plays Ophelia, we see what happened to Guy during his mysterious disappearance. See more »

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Special Thanks: Michael's poker tables East & West See more »

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References The Last Waltz (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Rambler
Written by Michael Mabbott and Matt Murphy
Published by Guy Terrifico Songs (SOCAN/ASCAP)
Performed by Matt Murphy (guitar, vocals), Tracy Stevens (bass, dobro), Dave Marsh (drums),
Brian Mitton (banjo), Dale Murray (back-up vocals) & Natalie Radford (back-up vocals)
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"TERRIFICO" indeed!
18 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

"The life and hard times of Guy Terrifico" is the funniest film I've seen all year. I checked it out at Austin's South by Southwest film fest and have been laughing ever since. This crazy little Canadian film is about a mad man country rock star in the 1970's who disappears at the height of his career. 30 years later, an album of duets called "Retribution Honkytonkus" is apparently about to be released with new Guy Terrifico recordings so this documentary crew interviews all his old buddies to see if they think he is alive or not. Did he die or didn't he? I won't spoil the ending but you won't be disappointed. I would describe this film as "This is Spinal Tap" in the country music world. It features Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Phil Kaufman, Levon Helm & Ronnie Hawkins along for the ride. Lots of funny moments but "Hump the Drum" is my favorite. GUY ROCKS!


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