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13 November 1998 (USA) See more »
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2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 
Stephen Chambers ... Himself

Flea ... Himself

Gary Fredo ... Himself (LAPD)
Ron Martinez ... Himself - Final Conflict
Michael Orr ... Pinwheel
Rick Wilder ... Himself (The Mau-Maus)
Shawn Azad ... Uncredited (uncredited)
Sacha Dunable ... Uncredited (uncredited)
Allen Yelent ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Penelope Spheeris 
 
Produced by
Ross Albert .... co-producer
Guy J. Louthan .... producer
Scott Wilder .... producer
 
Original Music by
Phil Suchomel (score)
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Thompson 
 
Film Editing by
Ross Albert 
Ann Trulove 
 
Sound Department
Mike Chock .... sound mixer
Mike Chock .... supervising sound editor
Douglas Hinton .... assistant sound editor
James Wright .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby Stereo
Joe Michalski .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Joleaud .... still photographer
Penelope Spheeris .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Editorial Department
Evelyn Purwins .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Steve Mccroskey .... additional music editor
Stephen E. Smith .... music supervisor
 

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86 min
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The film was originally to be titled 'The Decline In Eastern Civilization' and was to cover the Japanese heavy metal music scene.See more »
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The name says it all..., 7 August 2008
Author: memery-1 from United States

I like P. Shpeeris, so I might be a little biased toward this movie. I think she did a good job with it, but as an interviewer, she comes across as a frustrated mother. Then again, how can anyone not be frustrated with the kids depicted in this film. From the opening interview, it's apparent that the movie's subjects are lazy and pretty stupid. Yes, I know some of them came from broken homes, etc., but they all come across as degenerates. It's hard to be sympathetic toward these teen-age train wrecks, but it's even harder to turn away from this film. And one has to question why these kids are the way they are? Has our country bred a subculture of mohawked hobos? Or, are things really that screwed up for troubled youth? The answers will vary depending on whom you ask, but go into this movie knowing you will be either very sad or very angry.

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