There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on morphine and tequila in 1973. And from his dying came a story. A story from deep within folklore; a story of friendship, honour and adventure; a story so extraordinary that if it didn't really happen, no one would believe it. Two men, a hearse, a dead rock star, five gallons of petrol, and a promise. And the most extraordinary chase of modern times.
A cracking movie featuring a rocker, a hippie, a corpse and a hearse.
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Did You Know?
The motorcycle cop in the desert is riding a Kawasaki 1000 Police Special. This would not have been manufactured in 1973. See more
What the hell are you doing?
The steering lock is on!
Well, turn it off.
I can't. He's got the key!
So we can escape, but we can only drive in a circle.
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Words and Music by Country Joe McDonald
(as Joe McDonald)
Performed by Country Joe and the Fish
(as Country Joe & The Fish)
Licensed from and used by permission of Vanguard Records, A Welk Music Group Company
(P) Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company
© 1967 Joyful Wisdom Music, BMI See more