• Grand Theft Parsons (2004)

Grand Theft Parsons

Release Date: June 18th, 2004

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons (Gabriel Macht) and his friend and road manager Phil Kaufman (Johnny Knoxville) have a pact: Whichever of them dies first will be cremated, and the ashes will be spread in Joshua Tree National Park by the other. When Parsons dies suddenly at 26, Kaufman feels guilty for not having done more to save his friend's life, but he intends to keep his end of the bargain, even if it means stealing Parsons' corpse and outrunning the cops to do it.

Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Gabriel Macht, Marley Shelton, Christina Applegate, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster, Jamie McShane, Mike Shawver

Director: David Caffrey

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Swipe Films

Keywords: Emotional, Girlfriend, Playful, 1970s, Friendship, Quest, Death, Amusing, Car, Friend, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Gram Parsons' last rites were among the most extra­ordinary in rock history. Too bad this retelling of the singer's final adventure is so tame. show more

  • 50
    Megan LehmannNew York Post

    The film is too low-key to be the farcical rock-and-roll jape it sometimes seems to strive for, yet too lighthearted to be affecting. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    What could have served as a colorful episode in a more expansive film about the famed singer has instead become the premise of a mildly entertaining but overextended road movie that doesn't succeed on either dramatic or comedic terms. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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