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Hit 'n Strum (2012)

TV-G | | Drama, Music | 8 March 2013 (Canada)
After committing a hit and run, a beautiful career woman attempts to clear her conscience by befriending her victim, a homeless but talented street musician.


Kirk Caouette


Kirk Caouette
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Harrison ... Stephanie
Kirk Caouette ... Mike
Angelo Renai ... Business Man
Paul McGillion ... Christopher
Marion Eisman Marion Eisman ... Stephanie's Mother
Sean Allan Sean Allan ... Stephanie's Father
Kelly Richard Fennig ... Apallo
Dana Pemberton Dana Pemberton ... Rasta
Dean 'Hook' Udy Dean 'Hook' Udy ... Street Painter
Rob Rizk Rob Rizk ... Club Owner
John Mann ... Guitar Shop Clerk
Jeff Weightman Jeff Weightman ... Mike's Street Friend
France Perras ... Secretary
Gordon Grlica Gordon Grlica ... Harmonica Man
Michael Kopsa ... Physician


While driving down a back alley in Vancouver, contract lawyer Stephanie, distracted by reading some case materials for an imminent meeting, runs over a young seeming vagrant. Seeing that he is alive and mobile and that there are no other witnesses, Stephanie drives off without making sure that he is not injured, but not before they lock eyes with each other. Stephanie later sees the man, he a busker in a small combo in the same neighborhood as her office building. Her initial thoughts in seeing him are to ensure that she assumes no liability for the accident in he suing her, and then to throw money at him in the form of gifts to ease her guilty feeling, those gifts as she can see that he is indeed homeless. She is surprised that the man, Mike, wants nothing from her and seems to harbor no ill will toward her. Mike's attitude and homeless situation is largely to exist on his own terms, and thus not be beholden to anyone, despite his homelessness leading to health problems. Living on ... Written by Huggo

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Stephanie's office address as listed outside the main entrance to the building is 134 Abbott St. On the company letterhead, the address is listed as 1330 Abbott St. See more »

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Release Me (Full Band Version)
Written by Kirk Caouette
Vocals and Guitar by Kirk Caouette
Bass by Goby Catt
Drums and Percussion by Ed Johnson
Recorded at Turtle Studios
Engineered by Brad Graham
Mixed by Brad Graham, Larry Anschell, Jon Ritchie
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A wonderful movie to be enjoyed
21 November 2013 | by rightwingisevilSee all my reviews

what a wonderful movie! at first, i thought this is just a B leveled movie, but then when i watch on, it gradually became such a beautiful movie. both the male and female main characters are just fantastic, and the directing is also very smooth, never made me feel pretentious or unrealistic. the homeless guy wrote and sang beautiful and heart-felt songs again and again. and the story about this woman who has a guilty conscience and trying so hard to help this very decent but lost soul back on his feet is such a rare viewing experience for me. the only thing that i didn't quite feel comfortable is that if this guy got T.B., how such contagious disease won't become a problem when they aboard-ed a flight? when she so kindly let him stayed at her home temporarily, did she ever consider his health problem might cause some unpredictable problem later? the stubbornness of the homeless stay-on-the-street-better-stay-under-a-roof, sleep in the open on rainy days is more comfortable than stay indoor? what kind of psychological problem or phobia syndrome for those people living on the street? of course, this movie has completely avoided the absolutely avoidable drug abusing scene, all the street bums were nice people, making this film like a sanitized film, but for the purpose of making a kinder, gentler and even poetically beautiful film, these unreality are understandable. i don't know what happened when writing this review, i suddenly become so confused about the present and past tenses, but what the hack, all i want to say is that this film is a gem that should never be overlooked. if you like to hear some nice original songs, this film is also for you. don't forget to seek out Kirk Caouette's songs to appreciate further, because every song is so original and so unpretentious.

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