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Grand Theft Parsons (2003)

PG-13 | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 June 2004 (USA)
There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant... See full summary »

Director:

David Caffrey

Writers:

Jeremy Drysdale (story), David Caffrey (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie McShane ... Radio Announcer
Johnny Knoxville ... Phil Kaufman
Danielle Sapia ... Girl at Joshua Tree Inn
Gabriel Macht ... Gram Parsons
Robert Alan Beuth ... Reporter
Sara Arrington ... Crying Girl
Scott Adsit ... Music Expert
Mary Pat Gleason ... Nurse
David Caffrey ... TV Interviewer
Alexa Sheehan ... Nurse 2 (as Alexa Motley)
Wesley Mann ... Doctor
Marley Shelton ... Susie
Christina Applegate ... Barbara
Jim Cody Williams ... Truck Driver
Kay E. Kuter ... Undertaker
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Storyline

There are times when it's right and proper to simply bury the dead. This is not one of those times... Gram Parsons was one of the most influential musicians of his time; a bitter, brilliant, genius who knew Elvis, tripped with the Stones and fatally overdosed on morphine and tequila in 1973. And from his dying came a story. A story from deep within folklore; a story of friendship, honour and adventure; a story so extraordinary that if it didn't really happen, no one would believe it. Two men, a hearse, a dead rock star, five gallons of petrol, and a promise. And the most extraordinary chase of modern times. Written by Anonymous

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It's better to burn out than to fade away. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug references and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grand Theft Parsons See more »

Filming Locations:

Cabazon, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,876
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The tattoos that Johnny Knoxville has in the film are a mixture of real ones and ones made for the movie. For instance, the tattoo of the word "Madison" (the name of Knoxville's real-life daughter) over his heart is real but the bigger ones on his arm are not. See more »

Goofs

The motorcycle cop in the desert is riding a Kawasaki 1000 Police Special. This would not have been manufactured in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Larry Oster-Berg: Tell me we have not stolen a real person.
Phil Kaufman: Look, the place I get the coffins from probably hasn't filed a report yet. It will be sorted out within the hour. Trust me.
Larry Oster-Berg: Hoo! I'm overflowing with trust for you, man. I feel this overwhelming feeling of trust every time I look at you!
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Crazy Credits

Cannes Promo Reel Screened on Apple iBooks See more »

Soundtracks

Bad Penny
Written by Rory Gallagher
Published by Strange Music Ltd./BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Rory Gallagher
Owned by Strange Music
Under exclusive license to BMG U.K. & Ireland Limited
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Like Gram...Mostly Myth....
6 November 2006 | by dendejSee all my reviews

Parsons was mythical in his own right. Sure, he was the father of country-rock and hung around the stones....etc...etc...

The movie is mythical in it's own right. Being as Phil Kaufman was the only one to really know who/what/why/when/how...I think it does alright by his accounts of the events. Heck, he was one of the producers of the movie! Knoxville and Shannon play off each other well. Applegate is always a pleasure to watch!Macht really does look like Parsons! The soundtrack and score are awesome. The filming locations seem accurate...the point is this....if you are looking for a reverent account of the death and last wishes of an icon, forget it! If you want good Saturday afternoon escapism that has a rock-n-roll lineage, this movie more than fits the role Sit back and enjoy...I have more than once!


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