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Bandwagon (1996)

Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although ... See full summary »

Director:

John Schultz

Writer:

John Schultz
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Corrigan ... Wynn Knapp
Steve Parlavecchio Steve Parlavecchio ... Eric Ellwood
Lee Holmes Lee Holmes ... Tony Ridge
Matthew Hennessey Matthew Hennessey ... Charlie Flagg
Doug MacMillan Doug MacMillan ... Linus Tate
Doug McCallie Doug McCallie ... Chester Mealy
Steph Robinson Steph Robinson ... Dizz
Mary Ellen Williams Mary Ellen Williams ... Helen
Jeffrey Pillars Jeffrey Pillars ... Trumholdt
Marguerite Lowell Marguerite Lowell ... Mona La Rue
Lisa Keller ... Ann Halen
Sally Nussbaumer Sally Nussbaumer ... Mom Flagg
Beth Cameron Beth Cameron ... Record Store Girl
Lee-Anthony Holloway Lee-Anthony Holloway ... Member of Spittle (as Lee Anthony Holloway)
Rob Munk Rob Munk ... Member of Spittle
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Tony gets fired from his job. He's not really sad about this because he prefers writing songs and playing the guitar. He meets the drummer Charlie and they decide to start a band, although Tony is afraid of playing in front of other people. He can't even play in front of Charlie. They find another guitarist, Wynn, who enjoys fishing if he's not playing the guitar. The final member of the band is Eric, the bass-player who is often unpredictable in his actions. They name the band Circus Monkey and want to get famous and rich. However, after some successful gigs, they begin to realize what all the big music and show business is about. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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Finally, a movie about a band.

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A nagy turné See more »

Filming Locations:

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,189, 14 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,189, 14 September 1997
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Actor Steve Parlavecchio (aka bassist Eric Ellwood) passed away on May 5, 2014 at the age of 43 in New Jersey. See more »

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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Excellent Viewing
15 September 1999 | by Warp-5See all my reviews

I had heard about this movie briefly on a movie review show. The reviewers didn't rate it highly, but I thought it looked interesting. Of course I never got around to see it in the cinema. Two years later I happened upon it in the video store, one rainy Sunday. Well what an excellent suprise, I loved it... Having lived in a house with two local bands, I found it almost unbearably real. Each one of the characters in the movie I knew in real life, giving me the added bonus of finding this movie extremely funny. I strongly recommend this movie to those involved in young bands or those involved in the local band scene. My only gripe is the brief moments of over the top Spinal Tap dialogue. A must see.


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