A documentary on the everyday man behind the legend, Blaze Foley. Born in a tree house, killed in a friend's living room and 86'ed from his own funeral, is now a bona fide country music ... See full summary »

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Joe James Sawyer ...
Himself - Defense Attorney
Larry Monroe ...
Himself - Radio Host
Rob Klein ...
Himself - Video Producer
Sybil Rosen ...
Herself - Girlfriend, Author
Blaze Foley ...
Himself (archive footage)
Gurf Morlix ...
Himself - Producer, Songwriter
John Casner ...
Himself - Producer, Songwriter
Mandy Mercier ...
Herself - Songwriter
George Ensle ...
Himself - Songwriter
Lindsey Horton ...
Himself - Teenage Friend
Mickey White ...
Himself - Songwriter
Joe Bucher ...
Himself - Friend
Glyn Thomas ...
Himself - Friend
Marsha Weldon ...
Herself - Sister
Louise Hacker ...
Herself - Mother
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A documentary on the everyday man behind the legend, Blaze Foley. Born in a tree house, killed in a friend's living room and 86'ed from his own funeral, is now a bona fide country music legend whose songs are covered by Merle Haggard, John Prine, Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett. Written by South by Southwest Write-Up

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How to fail in the music business and succeed as a legend.

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7 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Drunken Angel  »

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$240,000 (estimated)
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To Blaze - Tall Tales and Tributes
12 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A man with a poet's song in his heart, Blaze Foley shared his love of words and his love of music with those of us fortunate enough to hear him perform. This film is a wonderful collection of personal memories, of ongoing tall tales (he was over 6'4"), and of the songs, sounds, and stories left behind by one of Austin's true urban legends. The film weaves narratives, photos, and interviews with film clips and recordings of Blaze. We learn about his childhood and his years as Deputy Dawg. We learn of his true loves - women, whiskey, and writing. His death is an authentic tragedy and our loss is deep, but thanks to the hard work of this filmmaker, Blaze will live on in our hearts and minds. With duck tape in hand, I almost want to go down to the Greyhound Station and buy a ticket to ride! Almost. Instead, I'll just have another snoot of brandy...for medicinal porpoises. For Blaze.


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