Synopsis: WHEELER is the story of an aspiring musician from Kaufman, Texas who travels to Nashville with the lifelong dream of trying his hand at country music. By embodying the title character under prosthetic make up, actor Stephen Dorff successfully infiltrates Music City and takes his character on an authentic singer / songwriter journey. With the help of key allies on the ground, "Wheeler" converses with real people in real locations, with every musical number performed live. The line between reality and fiction blurs as Wheeler chases his dream in this touching tribute to old school country legends.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Ryan Ross
Production: Momentum Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

or if it's just

kind of a pipe dream, but...

Seems to me like

it's kind of late in life

to be doing somethin' like that.

I don't know how he did it,

goin' through all that.

I can't imagine and it...

It breaks my heart for him.

But I guess if he goes on

out there and makes it big,

then more power to him,

and I'll be so proud.

You know, today, sugar,

that country music

just isn't country.

It's just cheesy.

What happened to the cowboys

singin' about real life?


Got a life and a story to tell.

He's so full of heart.

Country music needs that.

Nashville doesn't even know

what's comin' to 'em.

Don't you find it

pretty damn hilarious

when people go bitchin'

and complainin'

and goin' on

about illegal immigrants?

What do you mean?

Hell, my ancestors actually

came from Tennessee.

They came down to Texas

in the 1830s.

At that time,

Texas was part of Mexico.

Basically, the Mexican

government couldn't get

any of its own people

to settle up there,

so they offered Americans

free land and low taxes.

They had people showin' up from

Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee.

Most of 'em didn't register.

They were growin' their cotton,

raisin' their cattle...

And gettin' stinkin' rich

livin' off the free resources.

Santa Anna found out about it,

and home boy

got pretty pissed off.

He sent the troops up there

to control all these illegals.

Started taxin' 'em

out their ass.

Now, the Americans,

they didn't take too kindly

to that,

so they started to revolt.

And what did that lead to?

What's that?

The battle of the Alamo, man.

Texas became its own country

for nine years.

Then joined up

with ol' America in 1845.

So basically,

at the end of the day...

We're all illegal immigrants.

I was surprised to see

a Japanese pickup

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Stephen Dorff

Stephen Hartley Dorff Jr. (born July 29, 1973) is an American actor, known for portraying PK in The Power of One, Stuart Sutcliffe in Backbeat, Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, and for his roles in Blade (as self-styled vampire-overlord Deacon Frost), Cecil B. DeMented, The Motel Life, S.F.W. and Space Truckers. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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