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The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico
Actor: Matt Murphy with appearances by music legends Kris Kristofferson; Ronnie Hawkins; Merle Haggard; Levon Helm and more!
Director: Michael Mabbott
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
R     2007     1hr 26min

Thirty years after his death a new guy terrifico album is released. Naturally this has raised some questions. Studio: Image Entertainment Release Date: 06/19/2007 Run time: 86 minutes Rating: R


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Actor: Matt Murphy with appearances by music legends Kris Kristofferson; Ronnie Hawkins; Merle Haggard; Levon Helm and more!
Director: Michael Mabbott
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Horror, Haggard, Merle, Documentary
Studio: Velocity / Thinkfilm
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/19/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 11/14/2016...
Interesting what if story about a legendary musician. Many called him crazy or even insane but those who knew him well had plenty to say about Guy Terrifico. I loved the footage with Kris Kristofferson and especially the late Merle Haggard who know plenty about that business!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Shirl P. (busfaretokentucky)
Reviewed on 7/25/2013...
This movie is like a documentary based on several people. Love the scenes with Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson and the bonus features, especially the one with Kristofferson. I plan on getting the cd of this movie.

Movie Reviews

Spintal Tap for Alt Country fans
Phil Studenberg | Klamath Falls, OR USA | 07/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was truly a hilarious movie. Anyone who loves alt. country will want to own this. Graham Parsons meets Spinal Tap."
Fun & absurd
Ron Lisy | Lakewood OH USA | 10/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico is an entertaining "mock-u-mentary" that follows the life & career of the fictional country/folk singer-songwriter Guy Terrifico.

Terrifico, who becomes famous as a celebrity hanger-on, owning a concert venue in Vancouver, Canada following winning eight million dollars in the Canadian lottery, then goes on to launch his own musical career.

The music is fun, and the story absurd, in a positive way. With appearances by Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Ronnie Hawkins, the movie is entertaining. If you are in the mood to absurdity.
An insider's movie, but what about the rest of us?
Jerry W. Scott | n.c. | 12/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I watched this film on the Sundance Channel Sunday night Dec 16, 2007, and at first thought what in the hell am I doing watching this amateur parody and then as it moved along there were some incredible moments not because the film was particularly good but because of the old stock footage they dug up. The producers and the director have gone to extreme lengths to give us scenes from the by-gone era when rockers were influenced by country music and even gospel and their products were a hash of everything and anything with lyrics only a drugged or whiskey sotted mind could come up with. Nevertheless, the movie based somewhat on the life and death of Gram Parsons is fascinating to watch once you get passed any criteria for watching jumpy camera movement, bad editing, contrived visual jokes, and cutting off the musical sound track songs just as they get interesting. I thought Kristofferson getting up on stage to receive Country Performer of the Year (actual scene)was outrageous as he was blasted out of his mind and barely got through a rambling incoherent thank you speech. That was history of sorts in the making. Phil Kaufman, the man that cremated partially Gram Parson's remains in the Calif. desert, is on camera a lot and one would think he was talking about Gram, which come to think of it he probably was, so there was a bit of authenticity to the script, if one existed. The songs were kind of nice and I have ordered the CD with the sound track to see how well they turn out. This bio-pic isn't Lawrence of Arabia but light up a joint and sit back and enjoy the years 1968-73 relived by aging and nostalgic rockers and C&Ws legends. The missing person in the film was Chris Hillman (Parson's mate in The Flying Burrito Bros)who would have lent pardon the expression gravitas to the production. Give it 3 stars for trying, and minus a couple for sloppy camera and editing. Sound is just OK. Bottom line: Try it you'll like it if you are pushing 60."