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The Doom Generation (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  27 October 1995 (USA)
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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.



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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

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Sex. Mayhem. Whatever. See more »

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Rated R for strong vicious violence, graphic sexuality, pervasive strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doom Generation  »

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$259,319 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was shot mostly at night in Los Angeles in January 1994. The crew avoided well known landmarks and shot in undeveloped areas of urban sprawl (common in LA) to give the apocalyptic feel. The first day's photography was ruined in a lab accident and on the second day, the Northridge earthquake struck. See more »


[first lines]
Amy Blue: Fuck.
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"Photographed on location in hell" See more »


References Candid Camera (1960) See more »


Performed by Slowdive
Written by Neil Halstead (as Halstead)
Courtesy of Creation/SBK a division of EMI Records under license from CEMA Special Markets
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Welcome on the road to Hell!! This is Araki's world
13 May 2004 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

The opening credits claim this is a `heterosexual' movie by Gregg Araki… Now that statement is still open for discussion. Something that isn't open of discussion is the fact Araki created one of the meanest, most good-looking pieces of trash of the 90's! Imagine yourself a lesser-hyped version of `Natural Born Killers' and exclude that last bit of political correctness. It seems like Araki was testing how far he could go…and then cheerfully exaggerated some more. The Doom Generation is a speed-driven and absurd road movie against all forms of good taste. A young couple, accompanied by a trigger-happy madman, faces the most eccentric situations and deal with the most extravagant characters. The film contains a lot of violence but even more absurd and demoralizing humor, so the whole thing never really becomes disturbing or provocative. Lots of naughty language and nudity, though! Rose McGowan's character Amy is the closest thing to a cult/trash queen we saw in the 90's and her naked body is always a joy to behold. James Duvall (sort of like Araki's lead in his entire teenage-alienation trilogy) is terrific as the confused teenager with the `whatever' attitude! Gregg Araki's visions are downright brilliant from time to time. Many people don't seem to think so (just check the other comments around here) but his film is extremely stylish and a perfect portrayal of a pop culture generation. Heck, even his colorful slang – which includes a whole dictionary of genitalia synonyms – alone is worth the effort. The Doom Generation is one the most special films of the past decade and it really deserves the cult-followings it developed over the years. Check it out if you're open-minded, not quickly offended and not faint of heart!

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