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Director:
Writers:
Alex Cox (screenplay) and
Abbe Wool (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 November 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Love kills
Plot:
Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Intense and well acted but ultimately depressing and unrevealing look at the infamous punk rock couple. See more (119 total) »

Cast

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Gary Oldman ... Sid Vicious

Chloe Webb ... Nancy Spungen

David Hayman ... Malcolm
Debby Bishop ... Phoebe

Andrew Schofield ... John

Xander Berkeley ... Bowery Snax
Perry Benson ... Paul
Tony London ... Steve
Sandy Baron ... Hotelier - U.S.A.

Sy Richardson ... Methadone Caseworker

Edward Tudor-Pole ... Hotelier - U.K.

Biff Yeager ... Detective

Courtney Love ... Gretchen
Rusty Blitz ... Reporter
John Spaceley ... Chelsea Resident

Coati Mundi ... Desk Clerk
Ed Pansullo ... Detective
Vincent J. Isaac ... Detective
J. Steven Markus ... Detective

Anne Lambton ... Linda
Sallie Anne Field ... Singer

Kathy Burke ... Brenda Windzor

Sara Sugarman ... Abby National

Mark Monero ... Jah Clive
Michele Winstanley ... Olive McBollocks (as Michèle Winstanley)
Andy Bradford ... Dick Bent
Tom Little ... Publican
Barbara Coles ... Reporter

Pete Lee-Wilson ... Duke Bowman
Graham Fletcher-Cook ... Wally Hairstyle
Stuart Fox ... Rock Head
Victoria Harwood ... Hermione
Jude Alderson ... Ma Vicious
James Snell ... Edward
Niven Boyd ... Rock Head's Trainer

Miguel Sandoval ... Record Company Executive
Richard W. Barker III ... Sid's Minder

Patti Tippo ... Tanned and Sultry Blonde

John M. Jackson ... Lance Boyles M.D. (as John Jackson)
Peter McCarthy ... Hugh Kares
Desirée Erasmus ... Mrs. Hugh Kares (as Desiree Erasmus)
Gloria LeRoy ... Granma
Milton Selzer ... Granpa
Bruce J. Magrane ... Andy
Stefanie Auerbach ... Bette (as Stephanie Auerbach)
Jeffrey Kumer ... Buzz
Bradley Lieberman ... Chipper
Tricia Bartholome ... Mary Jane
Jeanne McCarthy ... Trell

John Snyder ... Vito
Ron Moseley ... Wax Max (as Ron Moseley Jr.)
Fox Harris ... Old Stain

Iggy Pop ... Prospective Guest
Suchi Asano ... Prospective Guest (as Suchi)
Dan Wool ... Guitarist (as Dan Wul)
Mitch Dean ... Drummer
Circle Jerks ... Kittens (as The Circle Jerks)
Angel Dove ... Punkette
Sherice Prince ... Punkette
Kelly Louise Lynn ... Punkette
Sri Johnston ... Punkette
Jamie L. Crowe ... Punkette

Julie St. Claire ... Punkette (as Julie Marie Capone)
Raymond Rosario ... ABC Kid

Daniel Louis Rivas ... ABC Kid (as Daniel Rivas)
Favian Xavier ... ABC Kid
Al Alu ... TV Interviewer
Bob Ellis ... Fireman (as Bobby Ellis)
Peyton Kirkpatrick ... Fireman
Jimmy Emig ... Chelsea Child
Keith Morris ... Rikers Junky

Alexander Folk ... Riker's Guard
Dick Rude ... Riker's Guard
G.J. Thomson ... Dancing Kid
Lawrence Bell Jr. ... Dancing Kid
Rome Jefferson Jr. ... Dancing Kid
Cat Vicious ... Smoky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Cox ... Man Sitting in Mr. Head's Room (uncredited)
Colin Davis ... Smeggy (uncredited)

Gary Finan ... Child Punk (uncredited)
Peter Jaques ... Priest Carrying Bottle of Whisky (uncredited)
Ken Leicht ... Punk Rocker (uncredited)
Branden Marlowe ... Max's Patron (uncredited)

David McCarthy ... Kid Hustler (uncredited)

Slash ... Punk Rocker (uncredited)

Anthony Straeger ... Band Manager (uncredited)
Jaynie Sustar ... Punkette (uncredited)
Barrie Wild ... Longhaired Rocker (uncredited)

Del Zamora ... Mexican Transvestite (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Cox 
 
Writing credits
Alex Cox (screenplay) and
Abbe Wool (screenplay)

Produced by
Eric Fellner .... producer
Peter Jaques .... associate producer: UK
Margaret Matheson .... executive producer
Peter McCarthy .... co-producer
Abbe Wool .... associate producer
Scott Millaney .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dan Wool  (as Pray for Rain)
 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins 
 
Film Editing by
David Martin 
 
Production Design by
Lynda Burbank  (as Linda Burbank)
J. Rae Fox 
Andrew McAlpine 
 
Art Direction by
J. Rae Fox 
 
Set Decoration by
Marcie Begleiter  (as Marcie Dale)
Joanne Woollard (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Catherine Cook 
 
Makeup Department
Peter Frampton .... makeup designer
Aaron Glynn .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Andrew Z. Davis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Dodds .... second assistant director: UK
Josh King .... third assistant director: Los Angeles
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director: USA
Rip Murray .... second assistant director: Los Angeles
Marianne Myatt .... second assistant director: New York
Barbie Painter .... second assistant director: New York
Chris Rose .... first assistant director: UK
Gerard Wall .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Charmian Adams .... assistant art director
Lynda Burbank .... art director: US
Michael D'Imperio .... assistant property master
Clifford 'Kip' Gynn .... assistant props
Caroline Hanania .... art director: UK
Tyler Smith .... special set construction
Philip Steuer .... property master
Mark White .... construction
 
Sound Department
Peter Glossop .... production sound mixer
Scott Jacobs .... sound
Andrew Sissons .... sound assistant
Lionel Strutt .... adr mixer
Tim Partridge .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jarn Heil .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Tony Willis .... effects cameraman (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Sherry Leigh .... stunts
J.D. Silvester .... stunts
Tom Wright .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Baynes .... third camera: UK
David Bridges .... second camera: UK
David Bryant .... first assistant camera
Roger Deakins .... camera operator
Steven Fierberg .... additional cinematographer
Jim Grce .... gaffer
John Higgins .... gaffer
Dwight Joseph Lavers .... key grip
Peter G. Lindsay .... best boy grip
Clay Liversidge .... electrician
Charlie McIntyre .... electrician
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Gary Molyneux .... electrician
William Moore .... best boy electric: New York
Bill O'Leary .... best boy
Simon Reeves .... second assistant camera
Michael Rudolph .... electrician
Stephen Williams .... camera operator: rostrum camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lucy Boulting .... casting: UK
Victoria Thomas .... casting: USA
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Riddle .... costume assistant: Los Angeles
Lisa Riddle .... costume design assistant
Pam Tait .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Michael Danks .... second assistant editor
Justin Krish .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Graham Walker .... music production supervisor
Graham Walker .... music supervisor
Greg Fulginiti .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Richard Booz .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Jacob F. Conrad .... location manager: New York
Tom Garrett .... assistant to producer
Ted Hope .... production assistant
Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Tom Lowe .... production assistant
Charles M. Lum .... assistant location manager: New York
James R. Powell .... projectionist
Dick Rude .... commercials author
Joe Stevens .... consultant
Rachel Talalay .... location manager: Los Angeles
Abbe Wool .... kitten wrangler
Peter Corbett .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Terence Dackombe .... special thanks
 

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112 min | Australia:110 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Courtney Love auditioned for the role of Nancy Spungen, but was cast as Nancy's friend Gretchen instead. Alex Cox was impressed by Love's audition and considered casting her as Nancy. But the film's investors insisted on an experienced actor for the role. By way of an apology, Alex Cox then cast Courtney Love as one of the main characters in his next movie Straight to Hell (1986).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the first gig, when Sid hits Dick Dent with the bass guitar, you can clearly see the cable for the amp plugged in, but when he goes on stage to play, he has to plug the cable into the bass guitar. (In reality, the reporter's name was Nick Kent. He wrote for various publications such as the NME. They referred to him in the movie as "Dick Dent" as an insult.)See more »
Quotes:
Nancy:Never trust a junkie.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Chinese ChoppersSee more »

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52 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Intense and well acted but ultimately depressing and unrevealing look at the infamous punk rock couple., 3 August 2000
Author: lordguano (lordguano@aol.com) from Flushing, New York

The brilliant performances of Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb in the title roles propel this bleak and depressing look into the calamitous relationship between Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious and American punk rock groupie Nancy Spungen. The characters are introduced to us in tragedy right from the opening scene, casting the rest of the film with a fatalistic sense of impending doom. These are two tortured souls in communion who seem at odds with just about every facet of society -- even the extreme punk rock counter-culture to which they both ostensibly belong.

A major problem with the film (and all the more reason to tip our hats to the two leads) is that Sid and Nancy are written as such abrasive and disagreeable characters, one is hard pressed to relate to them on any meaningful level.

And while the re-creation of their reckless and volatile rebelliousness is quite detailed and credible, we never get a sense of how they came to be so angry and tortured to begin with. Even the smallest glimpse at their inner turmoil would have gone a long way in creating sympathy and concern from the audience. Instead, director Cox relies on the pureness of their genuine love for each other to provide that hook. That strategy succeeds to the extent it does ONLY because of Oldman's and Webb's amazing transformation into these parts.

If you own a DVD player, try to get a hold of the Criterion Collection edition of this film. That disc contains some excellent, revealing footage of the REAL Sid and Nancy that was shot for a contemporary documentary on the Sex Pistols ill-fated 1978 tour of the USA. If nothing else, the footage will increase your appreciation for these two splendid performances.

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