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Mock and Roll (2017)

A clueless tapped out parody band struggles through outlandish schemes to raise money to get to the South By Southwest Music Festival.

Writers:

Ben Bacharach-White, Julian Cicone (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aditi Molly Bhanja Aditi Molly Bhanja ... Robin
Chris Wolfe Chris Wolfe ... Rick
Pakob Jarernpone Pakob Jarernpone ... Tom
Andrew Yackel ... Bun
William Scarborough William Scarborough ... Sully
KateLynn E. Newberry ... Jan
Melissa O'Brien ... Duckie
Brian Bowman ... Dante (as Brian Wolfman Black Bowman)
Michael Compton Michael Compton ... Ray
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Beavers Alan Beavers ... Himself - Black Owls
Jessi Bennett Jessi Bennett ... Punk Band - Vocalist
Bixby Bixby ... Bixby
Michael Brewer Michael Brewer ... Himself - Black Owls
Shelby Brunn ... Police Officer #1
David Butler David Butler ... Himself - Black Owls
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Storyline

Featuring the music of Foghat and Black Owls - Ohio parody band Liberty Mean is tapped out, clueless and struggling to raise the needed money to get to the South by Southwest Music Festival where their dreams can become reality. Unfortunately, bad decisions and absurd circumstances lead the band down a dark and stormy road in this frenetic caricature of rock and roll reverie. Written by Mark H Stewart

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A band. A van. A plan out of hand.

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liberty Mean See more »

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Color
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Sully: Hey guys, do you think we can do the interview now?
Rick: Yeah, uh... so what are we doing again?
Sully: You know, I just graduated from film school and wanted to make a documentary, and I thought this would be an interesting story.
Bun: This won't be a bad story, will it?
Sully: Oh no, it's not bad at all.
Bun: Good. The last person that did a bad story on us was found with a sword in her like Joan of Arc.
Robin: I thought Joan of Arc was burned at the stake?
Tom: No, I'm pretty sure she was accused of being a witch and drowned.
Bun: No, I...
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Bixby the guinea pig hitched a ride from Washington, D.C. to star in two scenes in the film. See more »

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This One Goes (Close To) Eleven
17 April 2019 | by TheAll-SeeingISee all my reviews

Mockumentaries are easily botched, as those lads from Best In Show and Spinal Tap set such a high bar. But this one knows what it wants to be and really does nail the vision.

The people making this film knew they had to hit on all cylinders, and they did: The actors are clearly reveling in their roles, and it brings a heightened absurdity to things that fits a film in this genre like a glove. The music is spot-on and as convincing as a rock film, by its very definition, requires. And the writing really is clever: It takes a lot of intelligence to do this kind of schtick at an elite level.

I gotta say, with a bit of guilty pleasure, I absolutely loved it. Tune in, turn on, rock out!


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