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

Bobby, shoot the Ryman!

I'll be damned, man.

I think we're comin' up

on the alley.

That's the backstage, man.

I think that's

the backstage entrance.

I gotta find me a place to park.

Oh, man...

Who's playin' tonight?

I have no idea.


It must be further down.

'Cause that's tootsie's, man.

This is the backstage entrance.

- Hi there.

- Can we help you?

Are y'all open tonight or...?

We are,

but go around to the front

and buy a ticket, man.

Oh, okay.

There's a show tonight?


Who's playin'?

Umphrey's McGee.

Oh, okay, cool.

Have a good night, pal.

Nice to see ya.

Who's playin'?

Humphreys Mcg...

I don't know him.

Who's Humphreys McGee?

He's playin' tonight.

We just got in, but...

They wouldn't let us through.

He said, "have a good night."


"get the hell outta here."

Well... Man, we got

that close, you know. Whew.

You know how many artists

come down here, man?

Come down these stairs

and walk right across the street

and go to tootsie's

for their beer after.

I mean, Hank Williams,

Kristofferson, you name it, man.

Standin' outside the mother

church of country music.

You know how many times

I listened to the grand ole Opry

from here, man?

They also did every episode

of the Johnny cash show in here.

I mean...

I can't believe this.

Hot damn.

Gee whiz. I mean, heh...

Holy mackerel.

This is unbelievable.

Let's find a place to stay.

This place look all right

to y'all?

- Sure.

- Yeah, it's fine.

Will you hand me

my coat back there, Mike?

Here you go.

Get us a couple rooms, huh?

All right, I'll start unloading.

Yeah, let's grab the gear first,

then we'll come back

for the bags.


You got two rooms available?

I'm gonna do two eggs

over-medium, if I can,

and some well-done bacon

and a side of well-done sausage.

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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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