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Blank Generation (1980)

Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nada
Richard Hell ...
Billy
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Hoffritz
Suzanna Love ...
Lizzy
Howard Grant ...
Jack
Ben Weiner ...
Kellerman
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Himself
Robert Madero ...
Harry (as Bob Madero)
Igor ...
Bartender
Bill Milling ...
Marlowe
David Pinnock ...
Bobby Butler
Frank J. Butler ...
Bobby's Father (as J. Frank Butler)
Robert Quine ...
Voidoids
Ivan Julian ...
Voidoids
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Voidoids (as Mark Bell)
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Nada, a beautiful French journalist on assignment in New York, records the life and work of an up and coming punk rock star, Billy. Soon she enters into a volatile relationship with him and must decide whether to continue with it, or return to her lover, a fellow journalist trying to track down the elusive Andy Warhol. Written by INFOFREAKO

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2 October 1980 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Sieluton sukupolvi  »

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Trivia

Director Ulli Lommel's first film in the USA. See more »

Quotes

Hoffritz: [on the telephone] Hello, could I talk to Mr. Andy Warhol?
[pause]
Hoffritz: Tell him to call me back in the Westbury room 705, thanks.
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Connections

References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet (Op. 18 No. 1)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by The Kramden Chamber Orchestra
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Seventies punk classic
24 June 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

How much you enjoy Blank Generation will depend on how big a fan of Richard Hell you are. If, like me, you think he was the coolest, most talented, most intelligent, and most charismatic 70s punk, then this movie is a must see! Hell does what he does best, being MR COOL, Carole Bouquet is stunningly beautiful, and Warhol puts in a brief but memorable appearance. To top it all off the film is full of the music of Hell and The Voidoids (Robert Quine, Ivan Julian and Mark Bell) who are really on fire. Their live performances are sensational and are worth watching this for alone. A forgotten punk classic.


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