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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 »
Genre:
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:
Not Romeo and Juliet See more (118 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)
Peter Jaques ... Priest Carrying Bottle of Whisky (uncredited)
Ken Leicht ... Punk Rocker (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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Runtime:
112 min | Australia:110 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Gary Oldman wore Sid's real chain necklace in the movie. When doing his research, Sid's mom gave him the necklace to wear during filming.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: The "My Way" gig differs from the original. For example, in the real version, Sid did not stop singing and he put a small, black revolver out of one pocket of his jacket, whereas in the movie he took a much bigger gun in silver and brown under his left arm. Part of this goof can be explained as artistic license, due to the fact that the original video did not feature Malcolm and Vivienne (portrayed in the movie as Phoebe) getting shot. Many exact details will be changed for artistic and dramatic purposes.See more »
Quotes:
Sid:How do you spell "holiday"?
John:S-H-I-T.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Brian's Battered (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
Anarchy In The UKSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Not Romeo and Juliet, 3 January 2014
Author: (gsygsy) from london uk

I missed SID & NANCY when it was first released. I wasn't expecting much when settling down to watch the DVD. I was pleasantly surprised to find a coherent, energetic but ultimately melancholy study of co-dependency, with two terrific central performances.

We get to know Chloe Webb's child-woman Nancy to a greater extent than we do Gary Oldman's wild-man Sid. Not the actors' fault. In fact it's not a fault at all. There is something inexplicable there. Whatever forces were at play in forming the young man who became Sid Vicious, it's to the credit of Alex Cox and his team that they don't waste time speculating upon them or trying to analyse them. Instead, the film lives up to its title, starting just before the relationship starts and ending just after Nancy's death.

The era in which the film was made is a significant factor in appreciating it. It was, in the UK at any rate, a time when the welfare state that had been so painstakingly put into place began to be systematically unravelled, a land where the notion of Society was belittled, in which hyper-individualism was lauded, where any sense of community was being abandoned, and the search for it becoming a joke. WALL ST, the'hero' of which was to famously declare Greed to be good, was released the year after SID AND NANCY. I remember all that only too well. And of course it's not over yet: the unravelling continues.

Sid and Nancy meet in a frenzy and finish in a fog. In between they shore each other up as best they can, two bits of flotsam on an indifferent sea. We're shown only a little of where Sid came from, mercifully not enough to help us theorise about how he came to be the embodiment of anarchy. Instead, through Oldman's bravura, we see his unmitigated charisma, at which the film's unctuous Malcolm McClaren (played by David Hayman) smiles knowingly and which he merrily exploits. We do see Nancy in the context of her family, but again, instead of attempting to use this encounter to explaining her, Cox gives us a sense of how pleased the family was to get rid of her. If Romeo and Juliet had been like Sid and Nancy, the Montagues and the Capulets would have paid to get them married and out of Verona altogether.

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