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Alex Cox (screenplay) and
Abbe Wool (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 November 1986 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Sickeningly awesome tale of sex, drugs, and rock n roll See more (124 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
 
Location Management
David T. Cannon .... assistant location manager-los angeles
Jacob F. Conrad .... location manager: New York
Charles M. Lum .... assistant location manager: New York
Rachel Talalay .... location manager: Los Angeles
 
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
Tom Garrett .... assistant to producer
Ted Hope .... production assistant
Susan Jacobs .... publicist
Tom Lowe .... production assistant
Alan G. Parker .... consultant
James R. Powell .... projectionist
Dick Rude .... commercials author
Joe Stevens .... consultant
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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Trivia:
According to Gary Oldman, he disliked the script and dislikes punk music. But he accepted the role because of the salary which was £35,000.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In 1975, when the Sex Pistols supposedly attacked Rod Stewart's Limousine, the Limo was a Cadillac made between 1980 and 1985.See more »
Quotes:
Nancy:I'll never look like Barbie. Barbie doesn't have bruises.See more »
Soundtrack:
Get Down TonightSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Sickeningly awesome tale of sex, drugs, and rock n roll, 31 July 2011
Author: KnightsofNi11 from United States

Some films tend to glorify rock and roll by showing off its glamorous side full of adventure and wonder. Sid and Nancy does no such thing. Instead it exposes the dirty, grimy, seedy underbelly of punk rock which is full of violence and drugs. Gary Oldman plays Sid Vicious, the bassist for British punk rock group the Sex Pistols. The film chronicles his life from when he meets his junky girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, to the tragic demise of that relationship. It is a loud, mean, ugly, and crass film that perfectly captures all that the Sex Pistols stood for... anarchy. Filled with all sorts of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, Sid and Nancy is a seriously wild ride.

If there's anything that makes this film, it's Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. These two are incredible, Oldman more so. Oldman captures the self destructive tendencies of Sid excellently and takes it to a frighteningly believable extreme. It is a terrifying and shocking experience to watch him run amuck in this film, spray painting walls, nonstop drinking, shooting heroin every chance he gets, burning houses, etc. He is the true essence of anarchy, and yet somehow we feel sympathy for him. This is solely because of Nancy, the girlfriend. She is a character you love to hate. She is a pathetic excuse for a human being, always whining to get her way and her drugs, never contributing anything positive to Sid's life, and always screaming about her own problems. It is sickening and it makes the film all the more twisted and engrossing as we watch such self destruction unfold on screen.

It's not easy to tell a story where your two main characters are so easily hateable, but somehow this film does it. I think it is because of the balance between Nancy and Sid that we feel compelled to pity Sid and despise Nancy, making the film engaging in an offbeat and slightly deranged way. Their story is so backwards and so wretchedly obscene that we have to be interested in it somehow. It starts off simply enough. The Sex Pistols are all about anarchy and they go around beating people up, cursing, drinking, and all that sort of thing. But it isn't until Sid meets Nancy that things really start to explode as the story falls deeper and deeper into a twisted fit of depravity. Thing get worse and worse for the two as the film progresses and Sid's life slowly crumbles around him, with him too drunk or too high to even notice. The film does lag a little bit towards the middle as the conversations between Nancy and Sid begin to get a little repetitive, but we are then hit by an expected yet still powerful ending that closes out the film at just the right tone and atmosphere.

There is really nothing sane or reasonable about Sid and Nancy. It envelopes true chaos and discourse through the life of one man and his ridiculous girlfriend. It is a chore to watch this film as it does chronicle a life full of the most horrible habits and attitudes imaginable, but if you can stomach it all then Sid and Nancy is a fantastic film to experience. I loved this film and was truly fascinated by it. It displays a lifestyle a would never want to live. Instead, I only want to learn about it in vulgar detail from a great film like Sid and Nancy.

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