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Session Man (1991)

Classic hard rock band Raging Kings is making a new record. Talented session guitarist McQueen is called in to replace their disgruntled band member for one recording session. Could this be his one shot at success?


Seth Winston


Seth Winston
Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Michael Harris ... Chris Manning
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ricardo Aguilar Ricardo Aguilar ... Parking Guard (as Richard Aguilar)
Erich Anderson ... Peter Goffigon
Teresa Crespo Teresa Crespo ... Young woman
Greg De Belles Greg De Belles ... Lee Fisher
Michael Durrette Michael Durrette ... Leonard
Bader Howar Bader Howar ... Holly Mc Queen
Robert Knepper ... Torrey Cole
Jeff Kober ... Dean Storm
Tito Larriva ... Mouse
Evan MacKenzie Evan MacKenzie ... Dabid Abrams
Chris McCarty Chris McCarty ... Stuart
James Remar ... McQueen
Henry G. Sanders ... Louie
Chad Smith ... Spider Moore


When personal and creative differences threaten to destroy a musical supergroup during the recording of an album, studio guitar player McQueen is brought in to smooth out the tracks. Soon he is reconsidering the direction of his life as he dreams of the elusive brass ring. Written by David Fowler

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Short | Drama | Music







Release Date:

1991 (USA) See more »

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Chanticleer Films See more »
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Dolby | Stereo | Mono


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Did You Know?


The song Sixteen Tons that the band is trying to record could be a tribute to Merle Travis' song of the same name about the hardships of a coal miner. See more »


All Day and All of the Night
Written by Ray Davies for The Kinks
Performed by Robert Knepper
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Session Man for the Ages
6 April 2005 | by aiteacherSee all my reviews

I use this film in my composition classes because it perfectly tells a compelling story and contains many issues that pertain to everyone: how does one succeed and how does one know it; does one play for the love of something or does one do it for money; what is loyalty and what is friendship; do groups exist for themselves or are they anarchists, and so on. And the music is pure, lovely, driving rock. I would give it a 10, but it is not quite at the level of a Tolstoy short story, but close. James Remar is marvelous in this brief but memorable film. Kudos to the writer and director and actors and production crew. This film brings up an important issue which is the unavailability of Short live subject films. With so much good stuff around each year, why do I have to rely on cable programs that fill dead time slots. They never advertise these items, and it was with luck I caught Session Man.

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