and Bucky Haight
A Shadow Shows & Terminal City Pictures Production
Directed By Bruce McDonald
Written By Noel S. Baker
Based on the book by Michael Turner
Produced By Christine Haebler, Brian Dennis
Executive Producer James Head
Editor Reginald Harkema
Director of Photography Danny Nowak
Production Designer David Willson
Original Music Producer Peter J. Moore
Score By Shaun Tozer
Sound Designer Bill “Otis” Sheppard
1996 | 35mm | Color | 96 Minutes
Canadian Home Video: Video Service Corp.
U.S. Distributor: Rolling Thunder Pictures
International Sales Agent: Shadow Shows Rights Management
Joe Dick, Billy Tallent, John Oxenberger and Pipefitter are Hard Core Logo, Vancouver’s legendary but now defunct punk band. Joe Dick coaxes his former bandmates to overcome personal differences and reunite for a benefit concert for their aging punk mentor Bucky Haight, who had been shot in Saskatchewan. The enormous success of their coming out of retirement/benefit gig prompts Joe DIck to urge a reunion tour. A documentary film crew headed by Bruce McDonald accompanies them on tour through the pristine landscape of Western Canada.
On stage, the Hard Cores are brilliant. However, as the tour unfolds, the band’s old, buried tensions erupt, and the boys are faced with the raw fact that they cannot relive nor alter the past.
A raw, realistic look at a band; the music that binds them, the love and anguish that tears them apart and the tour which takes them there.
WINNER – Genie Award for Best Original Song
6 NOMINATIONS – Genie Awards, Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Overall Sound, Best Original Song
WINNER – Best Canadian Film, Best Screenplay, Vancouver International Film Festival
WINNER – Best Canadian Film, Sudbury Cinefest
“4 Stars (out of 4) Outstanding! With Hard Core Logo, Bruce McDonald brings his trilogy of self-styled “rock ‘n’ road” movies to an invigorating conclusion… exceptional lead performances from both Callum Keith Rennie and Hugh Dillon as the sparring musical egos provide a glimpse behind pop’s smoke screen of hedonism.”
Denis Seguin, Screen International