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The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (2005)

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A faux documentary about the rise and fall of fictional country singer Guy Terrifico, featuring some legendary real-life performers.


Michael Mabbott


Michael Mabbott
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Matt Murphy Matt Murphy ... Guy Terrifico
Colin Linden Colin Linden ... Himself
Stephen Bruton Stephen Bruton ... Himself
Phil Kaufman Phil Kaufman ... Himself
George Stroumboulopoulos ... Himself
Ronnie Hawkins ... Himself
Natalie Radford Natalie Radford ... Mary Lou Griffiths
Jane Sowerby Jane Sowerby ... Loni Lipvanchuck
Merle Haggard ... Himself
Freddie Powers Freddie Powers ... Himself (as Freddy Powers)
Rob Bowman Rob Bowman ... Himself
Stacy Grant ... Anchor Woman
Jordan Prentice ... Reggie Moshanski
Drew Zeran ... Media Scrum Reporter


A faux documentary about the rise and fall of fictional country singer Guy Terrifico, featuring some legendary real-life performers.

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A Honky-Tonkumentary



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and drug content | See all certifications »






Release Date:

February 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vie trĂ©pidante de Guy Terrifico See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Oregon, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Did You Know?


In a deleted scene on the DVD, in which David Christo plays Guy Jr. and Lynne Griffin plays Ophelia, we see what happened to Guy during his mysterious disappearance. See more »

Crazy Credits

Special Thanks: Michael's poker tables East & West See more »


References The Last Waltz (1978) See more »


Just a Show
Written by Michael Mabbott and Matt Murphy
Published by Guy Terrifico Songs (SOCAN/ASCAP)
Performed by Matt Murphy (guitar, vocals), Tracy Stevens (bass), Dave Marsh (drums),
Dale Murray (pedal steel, back-up vocals) & Ruth Minnikin (back-up vocals)
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Who in the hell green-lighted this film??
14 November 2009 | by kithpunx82See all my reviews

Being an overly ridiculous Gram Parsons/ 'traditional country' fan, I unfortunately purchased this less-than-god awful "honkey-tonkumentary" for five bucks after noticing the names of some of Bakersfield's' best shouting out at me in large font on the front cover. Obviously a smart move, most likely on the part of the distributors of this "turkey" to entice a sucker like myself to give it a look.

I should have known better by the photos of what looked to be a welfare throwback of the great Nudie suits of the sixties and seventies. Seriously, a blind retard would have been a better choice in the set and wardrobe department.

As far as the 'plot' or, lack thereof is concerned it seems as if scenes were just being made up on the spot, reducing what little of a back story that may have at one time existed to laugh less dick and fart jokes(literally) we now so often hilariously see in such blockbuster gems as those one-hundred plus straight-to-DVD new Lampoon movies.

Overall, I could write a funnier and far more entertaining script on what I can only name as a place where this movie belongs-THE TOILET.

Sorry...Go Cry About It.


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