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The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico -- The strange and debatably short life of Guy Terrifico takes us from the wilds of Canada to the wild times of Nashville and London. Fondly remembered by his contemporaries like Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Hawkins, Levon Helm and Merle Haggard.

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Director:
Writer:
Michael Mabbott (written by)
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Genre:
Tagline:
A Honky-Tonkumentary
Plot:
A faux documentary about the rise and fall of fictional country singer Guy Terrifico, featuring some legendary real-life performers. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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The Spinal Tap of the 1970s San Fernando Valley Country Scene See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Matt Murphy ... Guy Terrifico
Colin Linden ... Himself
Stephen Bruton ... Himself
Phil Kaufman ... Himself

George Stroumboulopoulos ... Himself

Ronnie Hawkins ... Himself

Natalie Radford ... Mary Lou Griffiths

Jane Sowerby ... Loni Lipvanchuck

Merle Haggard ... Himself
Freddie Powers ... Himself (as Freddy Powers)
Rob Bowman ... Himself

Stacy Grant ... Anchor Woman

Jordan Prentice ... Reggie Moshanski

Drew Zeran ... Media Scrum Reporter

Jim Cuddy ... Himself
Greg Keelor ... Himself
Jake Lamanna ... Guy At 10

Len Doncheff ... Stanley Jablowski
Joan Heney ... Vera Jablowski
Ryan Lamanna ... Guy At 14
John Anderson ... Blues Musician
Frederick Roy ... Blues Musician
Ely Weisfeld ... Guy's Keyboard Player
Ian McGettigan ... Guy's Bass Player
Dale Murray ... Guy's Pedal Steel Guitar Player

Greg Tymoshenko ... Guy's Lead Guitarist (as Greg Tomeske)
David Marsh ... Guy's Drummer
Jeff Burdette ... Young Phil Kaufman
Donnie Fritts ... Himself

Beatriz Yuste ... Maid

Tim Post ... Father Horton

Barbara Radecki ... Mother Horton

Jason Spevack ... Farley Horton
Adrian Morningstar ... Jordan Horton
Laurne Langille ... Horton Daughter
Emma Hoerner ... Young Horton Daughter
Michael Rhoades ... Wheeler Rowley

Billy MacLellan ... Wayne Lipvanchuk
Mitchell Nye ... Dean Lipvanchuk (as Mitchel Nye)
Marguerite Pigott ... Documentarian

Levon Helm ... Himself

Lyriq Bent ... Mr. Stuff

Randy Butcher ... Drunk Cowboy

Andrew Butcher ... Clobbered Fan
Dan Dunn ... Dirty Hippy

Thomas Michael ... Gary

Andy Marshall ... Rastafarian Priest
Jeff McDonald ... Large Shirtless Man
Fiona Highet ... Voice of Documentarian (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Christo ... Guy Jr. (uncredited)

Dahla MacKenna ... Crazed Fan (uncredited)
Michael Stevens ... Concert Rocker (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Mabbott 
 
Writing credits
Michael Mabbott (written by)

Produced by
Bryan Gliserman .... executive producer
Nicholas Tabarrok .... producer (as Nicholas D. Tabarrok)
Palmer West .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Mabbott 
Matt Murphy 
 
Cinematography by
Adam Swica (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gareth C. Scales 
 
Casting by
Lisa Parasyn 
 
Production Design by
Rupert Lazarus 
 
Art Direction by
Jayne Couch 
 
Set Decoration by
Brendan Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Sharon McDonell 
 
Makeup Department
Sid Armour .... daily makeup (as Sid Amour)
Roy Aywaz .... daily hairdresser
Shirley Bond .... daily hairdresser
Eva Coudouloux .... daily makeup
Debi Drennan .... makeup artist: Natalie Radford
Quinn Matthews .... daily makeup (as Quinn Matthew)
Sandy Sokolowski .... key hairdresser
Catherine Viot .... dept. head makeup
 
Production Management
Michael Doherty .... post-production supervisor
James Mou .... production manager
John Nabereznyj .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Glen Adams .... third assistant director (as John G. Adams)
David Coulter .... first assistant director (as David 'Colt' Coulter)
Ray Elias .... assistant director
Yan Gurevich .... assistant director: photo shoot
Christa LeCraw .... trainee assistant director
Patrick Murphy .... second assistant director
Teodor Oprea .... first assistant director: Kris Kristofferson shoot
Mikey Pavia .... assistant director
Chris Stivala .... third assistant director: Kris Kristofferson shoot
 
Art Department
Amanda Clayton .... art department production assistant
Rae Crombie .... assistant property master
Andrew Daley .... assistant property master
Penny Gay .... property master
Kyle Larsen .... assistant set decorator
Chris Power .... artist: photo shop
Lee Walker .... daily props
 
Sound Department
Anne Chudy .... audio project coordinator
Alan deGraaf .... sound re-recording mixer
Louis DiFlorio .... foley assistant
Alfie DiPucchio .... adr recording assistant (as Alfie Di Pucchio)
John Dykstra .... adr recordist
John Dykstra .... foley recordist
Robert Fletcher .... sound mixer (as Rob Fletcher)
Michael Gabriel .... adr recordist
John Gare .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Hussey .... assistant sound editor
Janice Ierulli .... adr editor
Janice Ierulli .... dialogue editor
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Jim McBride .... adr recordist
Paul McGlashan .... boom operator
Paul Sacco .... sound consultant: Dolby
Mark Shnuriwsky .... sound effects editor
Iain Stewart .... boom operator: Kris Kristofferson shoot
Paul Talbott .... adr recording assistant
 
Special Effects by
Jonathan Ahee .... special effects
Mark Ahee .... key special effects
Michael Gagnon .... special effects
John LaForet .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Mike 'Fuzzy' Ellis .... vice president: digital film (as Mike Ellis)
Doug Kilgore .... project coordinator: video
Chad Malbon .... digital film producer
Eric Myles .... digital film supervisor
Andrew Pascoe .... digital film technician
Brian Reid .... visual effects supervisor
Craig David Wallace .... artist: after effects
 
Stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunt coordinator
Blair Johannes .... stunt coordinator
Bryan Thomas .... stunt double
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Glen Beauchamp .... second assistant camera: Kris Kristofferson shoot
Steve Boldovitch .... electrician (as Steven Boldovitch)
David Bradshaw .... best boy grip
Pierre Branconnier .... second assistant camera
Andrew Brisbane .... daily grip
Alex Dacev .... electrician
Joe DaSilva .... first assistant camera: Kris Kristofferson shoot (as Joe Da Silva)
Matthew Davidson .... daily grip (as Matt Davidson)
Matthew Davidson .... rigging electrician (as Matt Davidson)
David Gibbons .... gaffer: Kris Kristofferson shoot
James Grant .... best boy grip: Kris Kristofferson shoot
Patrick Hales .... key grip: Kris Kristofferson shoot (as Patrick Hayles)
John Holman .... daily grip
Ben Mark Holzberg .... still photographer
Melinda Hughes .... camera trainee
Sean Jordan .... daily electrician
Daniel Magnus .... key grip (as Dan Magnus)
Gord Mills .... gaffer
David Nardi .... first assistant camera (as David S. Nardi)
Mike Nixon .... daily grip
Ken Simpson .... best boy electric
Danny Sturman .... grip
Liezle Swanepoel .... daily electrician
David Watts .... best boy electric: Kris Kristofferson shoot
Ken Woroner .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Amber Kesteven .... casting assistant
Eleanor Lavender .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stacy Laliberte .... head wardrobe
Laurin Mathisen .... daily wardrobe (as Lauren Mathison)
Gregg Millman .... wardrobe intern
Adrienne Trent .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Steve Bedernjak .... assistant editor
Scott Bergwerff .... tape-to-tape assistant
Louis Casado .... film timer
Michael Doherty .... additional editor
Patrick Duchesne .... colorist: dailies (as Pat Duchene)
Kenn Elliott .... colorist: tape-to-tape
Jim Fleming .... colorist: tape-to-tape
Pietro Gallo .... film conformist
Graham Hoselton .... assistant colorist
Brian Rowe .... dailies downconvert (as Brian P. Rowe)
 
Music Department
Robert Carli .... music editor
Charlie Finlay .... assistant music editor
Michael Mabbott .... lyrical composer: songs
Matt Murphy .... lyrical composer: songs
Ron Proulx .... music supervisor
Chris Robinson .... music supervisor
John Rowley .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Naeda Keeler .... driver
Joseph Ramdath .... driver
Mark Scanlon .... transportation coordinator
Xavier Villada .... driver
Bill Wilson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Jared Aldridge .... production assistant: Darius Films
Dean Armstrong .... acting coach: Matt Murphy
Chad Barclay .... assistant location manager
Lawrence Barry .... utility stand-in: male
Jack Blum .... adr loop group
Anuta Bondarenko .... script supervisor
Christina Buchli .... legal
Adam Cassidy .... location production assistant
Lan Djang .... script supervisor: Kris Kristofferson shoot
Peter Edmonds .... gun wrangler
Mark Ellis .... adr loop group
Sandi Ettinger .... craft service (as Sandy Ettinger)
Ingrid Fielden .... location manager
Earl Fligg .... security coordinator (as Earl J. Fligg)
Michael Gabriel .... adr loop group
Katya Gardner .... adr loop group
Stacy Grant .... coordinator: photo shoot
Kirstin Rae Hinton .... adr loop group (as Kirstin Hinton)
Emily Hurson .... adr loop group
Tanja Jacobs .... adr loop group
Jesse Johnston .... executive: Thousand Words
Gareth Jones .... production assistant
Susan R. Jones .... production coordinator: Kris Kristofferson shoot
Robert C. Kane .... publicist (as Robert Kane)
Rhona Kellman .... daily craft service
Amy Lennie .... rights clearance
Sam Malkin .... adr loop group
Dove O'Shea .... first assistant accountant
Rick Parker .... animal wrangler
Najeeb Rassie .... executive: Thousand Words
Amanda Ross .... production intern
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy .... story editor
Gabriel Sirois .... utility stand-in: male
Jonah Smith .... executive: Thousand Words
David Steinberg .... legal
Jennifer Stivala-Beckwith .... post-production accountant (as Jennifer L. Stivala)
Jennifer Stivala-Beckwith .... production accountant (as Jennifer L. Stivala)
Jody Tansley .... set medic (as Jodi-Marie Tansley)
Brian White .... client services manager
Brian White .... sales manager
Wendy Williamson .... assistant production coordinator
Dawna Wright .... utility stand-in: female
Jimmy Ye .... auditor
Jimmy Ye .... filer: tax credits
Steven Zander .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Charles Austin .... special thanks (as Charles 'The Vibe Merchant' Austin)
Dan Berman .... special thanks
Karla Bobadilla .... special thanks (as Karla Bobadillia)
Rick Doyle .... special thanks
David Foget .... special thanks (as David Forget)
Shelley Gillen .... special thanks
Stacy Grant .... special thanks (as Stacey Grant)
Alan Grodin .... special thanks
Indira Guha .... special thanks
Erin Hagarty .... special thanks
Sisley Killam .... special thanks
Lisa Kristofferson .... special thanks
Graham Leader .... acknowledgment: "Heartworn Highways" clips produced by
Murray Lerner .... acknowledgment: film clip of Kris Kristofferson performing at The Isle of Wight Festival courtesy of
Stephanie Lewis .... special thanks
Les Mabbott .... special thanks
Linda Mabbott .... special thanks
Wendy MacKeigan .... special thanks
Anne MacKenzie .... special thanks (as Anne Mackenzie)
Louis Major .... special thanks
Michelle Marion .... special thanks
Sharon McDonell .... special thanks: for artwork donation
Amy Paquette .... special thanks
Rushad Pavri .... special thanks
Marguerite Pigott .... special thanks
Joel Plaskett .... special thanks
John Rowley .... special thanks
Guy Saddy .... special thanks
Andrew Scott .... special thanks
Yvonne R. Sewall .... acknowledgment: permission to include Max's Kansas City® trademark & logo used by permission of
Mark Slone .... special thanks
Jonathan Sobol .... special thanks
James Szalapski .... acknowledgment: "Heartworn Highways" clips directed and photographed by
Carolyn Tobarrok .... special thanks
Al West .... special thanks
Loralee West .... special thanks
Tony Wosk .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language and drug content
Runtime:
86 min | Canada:86 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Language:
Color:
Certification:
Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating) | USA:R
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Movie Connections:
References The Last Waltz (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Saturday NightSee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Spinal Tap of the 1970s San Fernando Valley Country Scene, 31 August 2007
Author: beadcat49 from Colorado, USA

Not only was this funny along the lines of "Spinal Tap", but really was the most true-to-life mockumentary I've seen. I had never heard of it, but rented it on an impulse because Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard were in on the joke. This film takes place in the early 1970s. I was just dating my husband (guitar player) at this time and we were entrenched in the music scene of L.A. at a certain level that included hanging at The Corral in Topanga Canyon, going to the Topanga Canyon Banjo & Fiddle Contest every year, and our good friend Artie was in the house band at The Palomino in the San Fernando Valley. Clarence White and Gram Parsons had just left the Byrds and were playing around town. We went to the Troubador to see Waylon Jennings, where we got a great show, culminating in Waylon falling over backwards off of his stool at the end of a tune. The Eagles, who were just Linda Rondstadt's back-up band then, used to hang out at the bar at the Troubador. I have to say that this film is the most real film I've seen of those days, mostly because of the set designer and the clothing designer. Everything in this film is so on-the-money as to be almost real...unlike "Spinal Tap" which was much more tongue-in-cheek and over-the-top. I recommend this film highly for anyone who wants to know what it was really like in those days. Our friend Bob went to the Troubador one night a little early for the show to see Kris Kristofferson and went upstairs and saw Kris there. Bob kept going on about this new songwriter, knowing that Kris had everything to do with bringing him to the limelight, and couldn't say enough about John Prine. He ended up singing "The Late John Garfield Blues" with Kris Kristofferson upstairs at the Troubador before the show. When it was over and he was heading downstairs he heard Kris say to someone..."Who was that big guy in the tennis shoes?" Ah yes, those were the days. This is a brilliant film, in my humble opinion. It captured everything about those days. Well done!

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