Grand Theft Parsons Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Grand Theft Parsons the Movie

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Phil Kaufman (Knoxville), manager of legendary country-rock singer Gram Parsons (Macht), has promised to cremate him at Joshua Tree National Monument. But the two are not together when the singer dies and Kaufman must beat out Parson's father (Forster) and greedy girlfriend (Applegate) to get the body first. He enlists the aid of a vivid hippy (Shannon), and the two abscond with the corpse in a brightly painted hearse. Supposedly based upon Kaufman's real-life story, film plays too hard for obvious laughs. Knoxville, Forster, and Shannon give confident performances, but Applegate is a shrill cartoon. Parsons himself seems to get lost somewhere along the way. Sadly, this isn't much of a memorial to the late great artist.


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Available on DVD
Running time 83 minutes.
Originally from United States, British.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Road Trip, True Stories, Rock Flicks, Funerals, Hide the Dead Guy, Deserts, Period Piece: 1970s, L.A.
Jeremy Drysdale
Johnny Knoxville, Gabriel Macht, Marley Shelton, Christina Applegate, Robert Forster, Michael Shannon
Bob Hayes
David Caffrey
Richard G. Mitchell
Trip Brock, Mary Finlay, Alan Roberts, Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell, Bryce Holtshousen
Frank Mannion, Redbus Pictures, Morty Stevie G Productions, Swipe Films

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