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Story

The film is based on a true story about friendship; the kind of friendship that saw one man break the law, jeopardise his freedom and race hundreds of miles, to see to it that in death his friend's wishes were honoured. It's inspired by the true story that marked the end of the life of cult musician Gram Parsons, and will hopefully go some way to bringing the legacy of Parsons' music to a whole new generation.

The film centres around Phil Kaufman (played by Johnny Knoxville in his first dramatic leading role), road manager to Gram Parsons, who stole his friend's body and drove it to Joshua Tree National Park. Remaining faithful to a pact they had made two months previously, he gave Parsons the last rites he'd requested - a cremation in the desert he'd loved.

Cast

Johnny KnoxvillePhil Kaufman
Gabriel MachtGram Parsons
Marley SheltonSusie
Christina ApplegateBarbara
Michael ShannonLarry Oster-Berg
Robert ForsterStanley Parsons

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: David Caffrey (II)
  • Producer: Swipe Films
  • Length: 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJune 2004
    EuropeMar 19, 2004
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 26, 2004
    EuropeSep 20, 2004
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