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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Martin (Pat Healy) is unemployed and living with his girlfriend (Rebecca Mader). He takes a job as a "producer" with the low-budget record label Great World of Sound, run by the smooth-talking Shank (John Baker). Martin and his partner, Clarence (Kene Holiday), travel around the south auditioning singers in what is essentially a scam to bilk money from marginally gifted dreamers. Martin must confront reality when he falls for Gloria (Tricia Paoluccio), a young woman with true talent.

Cast: John Baker , Michael Harding , Pat Healy , Rebecca Mader , Tricia Paoluccio , Kene Holiday ,

Director: Craig Zobel

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Great World of Sound (2006)

Release Date: September 14th, 2007|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Difficult to watch, and the film is sabotaged by an impossibly naive lead character and the repetitive auditions that become gratuitously depressing. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The joke is that the salesmen believe they're actually trying to discover talent and - like the people they're encouraging - are victims. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The result is a beguiling and often poignant pageant of outsider musicians, but the broken heart of this extraordinary film comes directly from Zobel's own personal experience. show more

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