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Jun 18, 2004 · Grand Theft Parsons: Directed by David Caffrey. With Jamie McShane, Johnny Knoxville, Danielle Sapia, Gabriel Macht. A partially fictional account of musician Gram Parsons' death and cremation. After Gram ODs in a desert motel in 1973, his road manager steals Gram's body for a last trip to Joshua Tree.
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Grand Theft Parsons is a 2003 comedy-drama film based on the true story of country rock musician Gram Parsons (played by Gabriel Macht), who died of an overdose in 1973. Parsons and his road manager, Phil Kaufman ( Johnny Knoxville ), made a pact in life that whoever died first would be cremated by the other in what was then the Joshua Tree National Monument , an area of desert they both loved and cherished.
A psychedelic road-trip black comedy starring Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate and Michael Shannon, "Grand Theft Parsons" is based on the true story of country rock star Gram Parsons (Gabriel Macht), who died of an overdose in 1973 and made his road manager Phil Kaufman (Knoxville) promise to trek his remains across southern California to the Joshua Tree National Monument.
Grand Theft Parsons pays tribute to a rock legend without following biopic formula -- and proves that a unique perspective doesn't always mean a worthwhile film. Read critic reviews You might also...
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When legendary singer Gram Parsons dies, Kaufman steals the body to keep his promise to make Joshua Tree Gram's final resting place. Chased by the cops, Gram's father and Gram's psycho ex-girlfriend, Betty (Christina Applegate), Kaufman embarks on a darkly comic adventure deep into the desert.