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.
It's better to burn out than to fade away.
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Did You Know?
The tattoos that Johnny Knoxville
has in the film are a mixture of real ones and ones made for the movie. For instance, the tattoo of the word "Madison" (the name of Knoxville's real-life daughter) over his heart is real but the bigger ones on his arm are not. See more
When Kaufman is lighting the corpse on fire the hippy turns away and returns to the car and is seen with his hand leaning on the car. Next shot shows the hippy still walking towards the car. See more
Tell me we have not stolen a real person.
Look, the place I get the coffins from probably hasn't filed a report yet. It will be sorted out within the hour. Trust me.
Hoo! I'm overflowing with trust for you, man. I feel this overwhelming feeling of trust every time I look at you!
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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
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