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Killer Diller (2004)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | March 2004 (USA)
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A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.

Director:

Tricia Brock

Writers:

Clyde Edgerton (novel), Tricia Brock (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Lee Scott ... Wesley
Lucas Black ... Vernon
Fred Willard ... Ned
John Michael Higgins ... Deermont
W. Earl Brown ... Holister
Taj Mahal ... J.R. Cox
Mary Kay Place ... Dr. Gwen Bradley
Robert Wisdom ... Moker
Ashley Johnson ... Angie
Niki J. Crawford ... Shanita
RonReaco Lee ... Ben
Lawrence Lowe Lawrence Lowe ... Lonnie
Jared Tyler Jared Tyler ... Raymond
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Deputy Rhodell Larkin
Matt Clark ... Barge Captain
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Storyline

A guitar playing car thief meets an autistic savant piano player, and together they transform a group of reluctant halfway house convicts into The Killer Diller Blues Band.

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Trouble brought them together. The music set them free.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bottleneck See more »

Filming Locations:

Columbia, Missouri, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,346, 28 April 2006, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

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Color
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Trivia

The truck driven by Wesley as he pulls into the parking spot of the bar stopped running in between takes. Crew had to push the truck down the street to give it enough speed to roll into the parking spot. If you look closley you can see Wesley straining to turn the steering wheel as the power steering was not working due to the engine mot running. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Car Kid (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Judge Boushay's Blues
Written by Furry Lewis
Arranged by Tree Adams
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A must must watch
18 December 2013 | by tammythetarotistSee all my reviews

This movie is phenomenal ... an out of this world performance and perfect depiction of autism by Lucas Black! Astonishing! It certainly sheds light on the world of the autistic savant as well as delivering some of the best blues guitar and piano that I've heard in a long time.

TOTALLY HYPNOTIC AND MAGICAL without being overacted and killing the message - Music heals! It is raw and real and shows the good that can come from the hearts of our troubled youth if given a positive outlet like music. I laughed, cried, danced, and sang through the whole thing. You are left with a satisfied smile and positive outlook after watching this movie. I suggest it to all my friends!


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