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Hard Core Logo (1998)

Hard Core Logo (1998)

Hard Core Logo




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Following four characters who struggle to reconcile their glorious past with the hangover realities of the present, it is more than the story of a band - it is a film about lost dreams, the irresistible lure of the open road, and the memories of youth that fade in the rearview mirror.more
Rating: R (for strong language, substance abuse, some violence and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Noel S. Baker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 12, 2001
Miramax Films

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Callum Keith Rennie
as Billy Tallent / Will...
Hugh Dillon
as Joe Dick
Bernie Coulson
as Pipefitter
John Pyper-Ferguson
as John Oxenberger
Julian Richings
as Bucky Haight
Art Bergmann
as Himself
Jennifer Bishop
as Tracy/Louise/Bongo P...
Dan Fazzio
as Flash Bastard
Claudia Ferri
as John Oxenberger's Gi...
Benita Ha
as Pipefitter's Girlfri...
Mike Kopsa
as Mary's Husband
Corrine Koslo
as Laura Cromartie
Megan Leitch
as Mary the Fan
Alexa Mardon
as Little Billie
Bruce McDonald
as Documentary Filmmake...
Pete Mills
as Flash Bastard
Danny Novak
as Documentary Camerama...
Dean Paras
as Terry the D.J.
Xantha Radley
as Joanne/Thelma
Joey Ramone
as Joey Ramone
Jochen A. Schliessle...
as Documentary Sound Re...
Tony Tucker
as Bongo Player
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Critic Reviews for Hard Core Logo

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | April 20, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 1800
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Village Voice
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Full Review… | April 20, 2001
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Hard Core Logo

It's big, loud and dirty, and like Hero, it's one of those foreign films Quentin Tarantino liked enough to distribute himself. Hard Core Logo tells the story in "mockumentary" fashion, but it's by no means a comedy like its forebear This is Spinal Tap. Bruce McDonald's film is a true piece of Canadiana in one sense, as anyone who's driven from Vancouver to Winnipeg can attest (let alone back, as the band does), and in another sense, it's an experience that is globally understood: the punk rock world is what it is because there are so many people like Joe Dick involved. As Billy Talent points out in one of the film's best moments, though, you can only stay angry so long. The film is captivating right up to its very last second, with an ending that will shock you. Can't really say anymore, just add it to your list, it's essential viewing (with a great punk soundtrack).

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

I'm supposed to like this film aren't I? Everyone loves Hard Core Logo as Canada's great Spinal Tap. There's only one problem. Spinal Tap is far superior and my readers know how much I have a thing against band films.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Decent Canadian indie flick with a big cult following.

Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

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