Grand Theft Parsons

Release date:June 18, 2004
(NY, LA)

Studio:Swipe Films

Director:David Caffrey

MPAA Rating:PG-13 (for drug references and some language)


Starring:Johnny Knoxville, Marley Shelton, Christina Applegate, Michael Shannon, Gabriel Macht


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Plot Summary:

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 centers around Phil Kaufman (Knoxville), 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.

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