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Grand Theft Parsons

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Country-rock legend Gram Parsons OD-ed in 1973 at the age of 26, but he sure as hell didn't fade away. In fact, the myth was only just beginning, with road manager Phil Kaufman honouring a pact by stealing his friend's corpse and torching it. Burn, baby, burn.

David Caffrey's liberal re-enactment ditches rock'n'roll swagger in favour of gentle humour tinged with unexpected melancholia. Set on the road between LAX and Joshua Tree, California, it sees Johnny Knoxville's rumpled Kaufman team up with Michael Shannon's stoner Larry. Amiable stuff.

 

Film Details

  • 12A
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: September 20th 2004

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