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Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician (2001)

Chance, a hapless Los Angeles musician is searching for the coveted Moletron synthesizer through the classified ad paper the "Southlander", and meeting interesting characters along the way


Steve Hanft


Steve Hanft, Rossie Harris (as Ross Harris) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Cochrane ... Chance
Rossie Harris ... Rossangeles / Bek's Jam Double Axe (as Ross Harris)
Beth Orton ... Rocket
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs ... Motherchild (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
Richard Edson ... Thomas
Meghan Gallagher Meghan Gallagher ... Snowbunny
Beck ... Bek (as Beck Hansen)
Gregg Henry ... Lane Windbird
Kurt Lilly Kurt Lilly ... Steely Danzig
Pat Matthews Pat Matthews ... Chuckles Martin
Ione Skye ... Miss Highrise
Laura Prepon ... Seven Equals Five
Hank Williams III Hank Williams III ... Hank 3
Mark Gonzales Mark Gonzales ... Vince
Mary Gillis Mary Gillis ... Garage Lady
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In a city of desperate musicians, it takes a little bit more than talent to beat the odds. The MoleTron keyboard was Chance's ticket out of town. With it, the gig and the girl were his. But in the Southlander game, you might get a little bit more than you bargained for. Earth people are 'onto' the sound of the MoleTron synthesizer, which Chance, the 'Chosen One' chases after. Written by Grifter23 <abuzzmaster@yahoo.com>

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Laura Prepon's film debut. See more »


Rossangeles: Pools and pills don't mix.
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Stupid And Fun
15 May 2007 | by reverendtomSee all my reviews

This film is fun and enjoyable once you get past the horrible film quality. Hanft's earlier film, "Kill The Moonlight" looks way better than this film, due to that film being shot on 16mm and this one being shot on what looks like video. Beyond that, the film is fun, pretty stupid and contains some excellent characters and freaky situations. Beck is really good as "Bek" and the scene involving him (the new age keyboard party) seems like it was written with "Midnite Vultures" era Beck in mind. There are some funny situations and Beth Orton is pretty sexy in it. Overall, if you like weird, low budget movies, late 90s "indy" rock, Beck or any combination of these things, you will enjoy the film. I'll admit, I didn't like it at first, but the end I was enjoying it. (Maybe this has to do with the fact that I was also drinking cheap wine.)

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