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Wheeler (2017)

PG | | Drama | 3 February 2017 (USA)
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WHEELER is the story of an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Dorff ... Wheeler
Kris Kristofferson ... Himself
Audrey Spillman Audrey Spillman ... Herself
Bobby Tomberlin Bobby Tomberlin ... Himself
Bart Herbison Bart Herbison ... Himself
Jim Norman Jim Norman ... Himself (as Jim Ed Norman)
Travis Meadows Travis Meadows ... Himself
Anastasia Munoz Anastasia Munoz ... Jill
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josh Adelstein Josh Adelstein ... Bobby T's Friend
William Todd Austin William Todd Austin ... Toddzilla
David Bates David Bates ... Curb Studio Assistant Engineer
Eddie Bayers Eddie Bayers ... Himself
Frances Bell Frances Bell ... Herself
Dena Brown Dena Brown ... Bobby's Idle Hour Bartender
Sherri Callahan Sherri Callahan ... Hermitage Waitress
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WHEELER is the story of an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music City and takes his character on an authentic singer / songwriter journey. With the help of key allies on the ground, "Wheeler" converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live. The line between reality and fiction blurs as Wheeler chases his dream in this touching tribute to old school country legends. Written by Momentum Pictures

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It all begins with a song.

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language, a nude image, and for smoking throughout | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Nashville, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Fever
Composed by Ryan Ross & Stephen Dorff
Sung by Stephen Dorff
Music Publisher: Cutting Edge (Music) Holdings Ltd / Infected Chords Music admin. by Songs Of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI) / Ryan Ross Music (BMI)
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The best way to describe this is a type of prequel to Crazy Heart. I liked this one quite a bit.
6 March 2017 | by Tony HeckSee all my reviews

"Nashville doesn't even know what's coming to them." Wheeler (Dorff) is a local Texas musician who is ready to try his luck in Nashville. His childhood friend starts to document his journey. When he gets to Nashville things go exactly like he planned…almost. This is a mock- umentary type movie that really works. Dorff really transforms into this role and that makes the entire thing work brilliantly. The one thing that is very unbelievable though is how fast everything moves for him. Any story a successful musician tells talks about years and years of struggle. Garth Brooks famously got turned down so many times that he left Nashville his first time. Wheeler doesn't have that problem. The music is great, the movie is very good and if you are a fan of movies about music this is definitely one to watch. Overall, the best way to describe this is a type of prequel to Crazy Heart. I liked this one quite a bit. I give this a B.


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