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Hard Core Logo (1996)

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A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director:

Bruce McDonald

Writers:

Noel S. Baker (screenwriter), Michael Turner (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Dillon ... Joe Dick / Joseph Mulgrew
Callum Keith Rennie ... Billy Tallent / William Boisy
John Pyper-Ferguson ... John Oxenberger
Bernie Coulson ... Pipefitter
Julian Richings ... Bucky Haight
Benita Ha ... Pipefitter's Girlfriend
Claudia Ferri ... John Oxenberger's Girlfriend
Joey Ramone ... Joey Ramone
Corrine Koslo Corrine Koslo ... Laura Cromartie
Bruce McDonald ... Documentary Filmmaker
Danny Nowak Danny Nowak ... Documentary Cameraman
Jochen A. Schliessler Jochen A. Schliessler ... Documentary Sound Recordist (as Jochen Schliessler)
Jeremy Bishop Jeremy Bishop ... Bongo Player
Tony Tucker Tony Tucker ... Bongo Player
Art Bergmann Art Bergmann ... Himself
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Storyline

Bruce Macdonald follows punk bank Hard Core Logo on a harrowing last-gasp reunion tour throughout Western Canada. As magnetic lead-singer Joe Dick holds the whole magilla together through sheer force of will, all the tensions and pitfalls of life on the road come bubbling to the surface. Written by <Ummagumma@sos.on.sa>

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4 guys, 5 nights, 3000 miles... and one last shot! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language, substance abuse, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

11 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Core Logo auf Reunion-Tour See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,864, 15 November 1998

Gross USA:

$14,540

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,540
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several of the extras for some of the film's smaller shows were recruited from local punk and street hangouts. Volunteers were well fed and entertained. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie when Joe is talking to Billy in the bar, Billy lights a cocktail umbrella and puts it out in Joe's beer. However, a minute later, the umbrella is back on the table and Joe is drinking his beer. See more »

Quotes

Pipefitter: I killed a fucking goat.
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Crazy Credits

Any unauthorized duplication, copying or use of all or part of this motion picture may result in civil liabilities and/or criminal prosecution in accordance with applicable laws/or a punch in the face. See more »

Connections

Followed by Hard Core Logo 2 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Tattoo
Lyrics by Michael Turner
© Colonel Festus Publishing/Divine Industries
Music by Swamp Baby with Peter Moore
© Mook Publishing
Performed by Hugh Dillon and Swamp Baby
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One American's perspective
24 June 2003 | by balkanaramaSee all my reviews

It resembles "Spinal Tap" only in that it's about a fictitious rock band on its way down. This is a more ambitious movie, and its mood is much darker -- while it has its comic moments, it's not a film to watch when you're feeling down.

This particular American viewer had no trouble with the Canadian references -- yes, we can tell Canadian cities apart and know exactly which Quebeckers the bassist was talking about. In fact, the Canadianness of the movie was part of its appeal, and I'm not just talking about the stunning scenery. I do have to admit overlooking the angle about Canadian musicians selling out to the American scene -- I was more attuned to the sellout on the personal rather than national level. Bands in the States lose musicians to L.A., too.

At its core, this is a movie about friendship and betrayal, and in the end, betrayal wins. It's a hard, honest movie, not easy watching but worth the effort.

(Parents, this one isn't for the kiddies -- lots of obscenity and some violence, though none of it is gratuitous to the story.)


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