Candy Mountain


1h 31m 1987

Brief Synopsis

Struggling musician Julius is young, broke, and dreams of being a rock star one day. Julius ends getting hired to track down reclusive, legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, who he hopes will dispense some wisdom to him, and lead him on the road to fame and fortune.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1987
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

Struggling musician Julius is young, broke, and dreams of being a rock star one day. Julius ends getting hired to track down reclusive, legendary guitar maker Elmore Silk, who he hopes will dispense some wisdom to him, and lead him on the road to fame and fortune.

Crew

Jennifer Auge

Editor

Laurence Azouvy

Makeup

Joey Barron

Music

Nicole Bernier

Production Coordinator

Mark Bingham

Music

Michael Blair

Music

Claude Bonin

Coproducer

Risa Bramon Garcia

Casting

Ralph Carney

Music

Gail Carr

Casting

Crispin Cioe

Music

Chuck Clark

Production Assistant

Greg Cohen

Music

David Coole

Production Assistant

Pio Corradi

Director Of Photography

Keith Currie

Production Designer

Philippe D'arbanville

Production Manager

Dominique Dalmasso

Sound

Stewart Day

Production Assistant

Gerald Dearing

Executive Producer

Joe Delia

Music

Philippe Diaz

Coproducer

Ralph Dillon

Music

Drew Emerson

Production Assistant

Bob Funk

Music

Richard Garber

Assistant Director

Tony Garnier

Music

Fran├žois Gedigier

Sound Editor

Marcelle Gibson

Production Manager

Jacques Godbout

Special Effects

Arno Hecht

Music

Suzanne Henaut

Coproducer

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Tom Jarmusch

Production Assistant

David Johansen

Music

David Joliat

Sound

Leslie Jones

Production Coordinator

Jennifer Kelly

Production Coordinator

Alain Klarer

Assistant Director

Brian Koonan

Music

Lorette Leblanc

Production Assistant

Heidi Lewitt

Casting

Jonathan Liebling

Sound Effects

Patrick Lindenmaier

Assistant

Arto Lindsay

Music

Paul Litteral

Music

Barbara Lucey

Auditor

Tony Machine

Music

Rita Macneil

Music

Lydie Mahias

Assistant Director

Steven Morrell

Music

Leon Redbone

Music

George Reinhart

Producer

Marc Ribot

Music

Brad Ricker

Production Designer

Tom Rothman

Associate Producer

Fernando Saunders

Music

John Scofield

Music

Nancy Sher

Production Auditor

K C Shulberg

Location Manager

Chris Spedding

Music

Peter Stampfel

Music

Joe Strummer

Music

John Telfer

Music Coordinator

Kevin Tooley

Music

Tom Waits

Music

Ruth Waldburger

Producer

Hal Willner

Music Supervisor

Hal Willner

Music Coordinator

Carol Wood

Costumes

Rudy Wurlitzer

Screenplay

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1987
Location
New York City, New York, USA; Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Articles

TCM Remembers Joe Strummer,1952-2002


Joe Strummer, the former lead singer of the seminal punk group, The Clash, and who would later compose and act in some of the artiest cult films of the last 15 years, died of a heart attack on December 22 at his home in Somerset, England. He was 50.

Strummer was born John Mellor on August 21, 1952 in Ankara, Turkey, to a British diplomat. Unlike most of his punk contemporaries, Strummer was educated at a private school, but soon felt a strong desire to perform music. In 1976, he and guitarist-songwriter Mick Jones formed The Clash, releasing their first records the following year. The Clash quickly established themselves as one of the most potent bands in the UK punk explosion, releasing a string of scathing, explosive singles over the next few years: "White Riot", "London Calling", "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)", "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" establishing them as one of the few bands to successfully combine raw political fervor with rancorous force and musical versatility.

The Clash would eventually disband in 1986, and Strummer soon found himself in the film industry when British filmmaker Alex Cox approached him to contribute to the soundtrack for the punk biopic Sid and Nancy (1986). A fruitful career in films followed and Strummer produced the music for Cox's irreverent historical drama Walker (1987) and Julian Schnabel's moving story of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's short life in Basquiat (1996). Thanks to his snarling charisma, Strummer also found himself in front of the camera for some notable directors. He played a street thug in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1983); an amusing cameo in Alex Cox's spaghetti western spoof Straight to Hell (1987); and appeared in cult director Jim Jarmusch's wry comedy Mystery Train (1989) (as a British loner stranded in a Memphis motel) and Aki Kaurismaki's eerie mood pieceI Hired a Contract Killer (1990). Most impressively, Strummer's songs have been featured in several recent films: the John Cusack produced Grosse Pointe Blank (1997); Stephen Daldry's popular hit Billy Elliot (2000); and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - all prominently feature Joe Strummer's fiery vocals, coloring and propelling the movie in some manner. Strummer is survived by his wife Lucy, two daughters and a stepdaughter.

by Michael T. Toole
Tcm Remembers Joe Strummer,1952-2002

TCM Remembers Joe Strummer,1952-2002

Joe Strummer, the former lead singer of the seminal punk group, The Clash, and who would later compose and act in some of the artiest cult films of the last 15 years, died of a heart attack on December 22 at his home in Somerset, England. He was 50. Strummer was born John Mellor on August 21, 1952 in Ankara, Turkey, to a British diplomat. Unlike most of his punk contemporaries, Strummer was educated at a private school, but soon felt a strong desire to perform music. In 1976, he and guitarist-songwriter Mick Jones formed The Clash, releasing their first records the following year. The Clash quickly established themselves as one of the most potent bands in the UK punk explosion, releasing a string of scathing, explosive singles over the next few years: "White Riot", "London Calling", "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)", "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" establishing them as one of the few bands to successfully combine raw political fervor with rancorous force and musical versatility. The Clash would eventually disband in 1986, and Strummer soon found himself in the film industry when British filmmaker Alex Cox approached him to contribute to the soundtrack for the punk biopic Sid and Nancy (1986). A fruitful career in films followed and Strummer produced the music for Cox's irreverent historical drama Walker (1987) and Julian Schnabel's moving story of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat's short life in Basquiat (1996). Thanks to his snarling charisma, Strummer also found himself in front of the camera for some notable directors. He played a street thug in Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1983); an amusing cameo in Alex Cox's spaghetti western spoof Straight to Hell (1987); and appeared in cult director Jim Jarmusch's wry comedy Mystery Train (1989) (as a British loner stranded in a Memphis motel) and Aki Kaurismaki's eerie mood pieceI Hired a Contract Killer (1990). Most impressively, Strummer's songs have been featured in several recent films: the John Cusack produced Grosse Pointe Blank (1997); Stephen Daldry's popular hit Billy Elliot (2000); and Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) - all prominently feature Joe Strummer's fiery vocals, coloring and propelling the movie in some manner. Strummer is survived by his wife Lucy, two daughters and a stepdaughter. by Michael T. Toole

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 26, 1988

Released in United States March 11, 1988

Released in United States June 10, 1988

Released in United States on Video December 7, 1988

Released in United States August 10, 1987

Released in United States November 1987

Shown at Locarno Film Festival August 10, 1987.

Shown at London Film Festival November 1987.

Began shooting October 28, 1986.

Released in United States Winter February 26, 1988

Released in United States March 11, 1988 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States June 10, 1988 (New York City)

Released in United States on Video December 7, 1988

Released in United States August 10, 1987 (Shown at Locarno Film Festival August 10, 1987.)

Released in United States November 1987 (Shown at London Film Festival November 1987.)