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... See full summary »

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David Caffrey

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Jeremy Drysdale (story), David Caffrey (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie McShane ... Radio Announcer
Johnny Knoxville ... Phil Kaufman
Danielle Sapia ... Girl at Joshua Tree Inn
Gabriel Macht ... Gram Parsons
Robert Alan Beuth ... Reporter
Sara Arrington ... Crying Girl
Scott Adsit ... Music Expert
Mary Pat Gleason ... Nurse
David Caffrey ... TV Interviewer
Alexa Sheehan ... Nurse 2 (as Alexa Motley)
Wesley Mann ... Doctor
Marley Shelton ... Susie
Christina Applegate ... Barbara
Jim Cody Williams ... Truck Driver
Kay E. Kuter ... Undertaker
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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. Written by Anonymous

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A cracking movie featuring a rocker, a hippie, a corpse and a hearse. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for drug references and some language | See all certifications »
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The jacket that Johnny Knoxville wears in the movie is the same jacket that Phil Kaufman wore when he burned the body. See more »

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When Kaufman and the Hippy drive to the airport, there is a modern model pick-up truck in the background parked off the road in the upper right hand part of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Larry Oster-Berg: Tell me we have not stolen a real person.
Phil Kaufman: 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.
Larry Oster-Berg: 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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Cannes Promo Reel Screened on Apple iBooks See more »

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Parson's Boy
Written by Richard G Mitchell
Performed by Richard G Mitchell
Published by Bucks Music Group Ltd
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It is actually pretty good. Get over it.
27 April 2007 | by badtothebonoSee all my reviews

When so many big budget Hollywood shells get voted 8 or better here, I am amazed that so many can hate a film just because it doesn't take itself seriously, or according to one film-school dropout "failed to explore anything". And then what about the "fan of Gram Parsons for a long time" who complains that "when i found out they were making a film about him i was very exited ... was sickened by what i saw, This film wasn't about his life, it was about the aftermath of his death. I thought it would be a descent film about Grams Life and Music". So this one hates the film because he didn't bother to take the time to find out what it was about prior to watching it. Well duh! Do not be scared off by the low rating. The obvious reason all the Gram-fans have to vote it down is because as we all know "true fans" always take the object of their fandom seriously, and this film doesn't take itself seriously. It is very low-key, except Applegate, who as usual, is eye-candy. Speaking of Applegate, wasn't she in Anchorman? Now there was a film I saw only half of. Let me put it this way; if you loved Anchorman, you probably won't like this. If you're an uber-Gram-fan, you probably will hate this. If you just want a few chuckles, and are willing to laugh at stereotypes like a mellow, stoned hippie, a red-neck cop (though what a red-neck cop is doing in LA, I'm not sure), a little tugging at your inner yin-yang, then watch this. And no, absolutely contrary to the gram-fans, this isn't slapstick. It is actually the opposite. It is actually almost too mellow, and the best lines come out of nowhere.


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Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

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Grand Theft Parsons See more »

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Cabazon, California, USA See more »

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