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The Gig (1985)

6 amateur musicians accept an offer to play a 2-week gig in the Catskills. When the bass player suddenly falls ill, they recruit a genuine pro to fill in. As they embark on the opportunity ... See full summary »

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Frank D. Gilroy

Writer:

Frank D. Gilroy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Rogers ... Marty Flynn
Cleavon Little ... Marshall Wilson
Andrew Duncan ... Jack Larmon
Jerry Matz ... Aaron Wohl
Daniel Nalbach Daniel Nalbach ... Arthur Winslow
Warren Vaché Warren Vaché ... Gil Macrae
Joe Silver ... Abe Mitgang
Jay Thomas ... Rick Valentine
Stan Lachow Stan Lachow ... George Pappas
Celia Bressack Celia Bressack ... Lucy
Georgia Harrell Georgia Harrell ... The blonde
Michael Fischetti Michael Fischetti ... Vincent Amatri
Susan Egbert Susan Egbert ... Laura Macrae
Karen Ashley Karen Ashley ... Janet Larmon
Virginia Downing Virginia Downing ... Mrs. Winslow
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6 amateur musicians accept an offer to play a 2-week gig in the Catskills. When the bass player suddenly falls ill, they recruit a genuine pro to fill in. As they embark on the opportunity of a lifetime, dreams and reality begin to collide. Written by Adkturn

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Banda do Paraíso See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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The Gig Company See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Warren Vache, who plays trumpeter Gil Macrae, is in real life an accomplished jazz musician with dozens of recordings as both leader and sideman to his credit. His brother Allan is also a well-known professional clarinetist. Their late father, Warren Vache Sr., was a famed jazz bassist and author as well. See more »

Goofs

During the drive to the gig, Marshall Wilson regales the others with his past musical accomplishments. He mentions he played with, among others, jazz legend Charlie Parker. Parker died in 1955, so assuming this film is taking place in the 80's, that means the very youthful looking Wilson would had to have been a very precocious musician 30-plus years prior to have played with Parker. See more »

Quotes

Jack Larmon: What big bands?
Wilson: Oh, I was with Basie for a year. Toured the Far East with Goodman. Played with Ellington, Hampton, you name it.
Aaron Wohl: We're in the presence of royalty!
Arthur Winslow: Why is he playing with us? Why are you playing with us?
Wilson: Got a wife and two kids and I haven't worked in a month.
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Terrific! What a surprise!
21 June 2001 | by nz manSee all my reviews

My wife and I endorse all the positive comments below, made by other IMDB members. While this is no box office smash hit it has a special charm all of its own. Genuine and heart-warming.

We saw this on video, at the end of a long day. We were very tired, and in bed. Normally in a situation like this my wife drops off to sleep within minutes, that is, unless it is an exceptional movie and this one kept us both entertained right to the very end.

Perhaps younger viewers in their teens and twenties would not like this, but for the rest of us it is a true gem! See it!


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