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13 November 1998 (USA) See more »
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The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film that follows the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers. | Add synopsis »
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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)

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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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Death of Punk?, 24 August 1999
Author: ZooNaRa from Chicago

Before seeing this movie, i heard a bit of hype that it was the bell tolling the end of Punk. Now, i wouldn't attribute it with that kind of importance, but in defense of that statement, the music of the bands depicted in this installment of the "Decline of Western Civilization" series, pales in comparison to the music of the bands featured in the first of the series, (i.e. the Germs, the Circle Jerks). But, it must be said that this movie is more about the lives of a handful of homeless punks in LA. It is a touching film, despite Penelope Spheeris' constantly embarrassing and exploitive interviewing techniques. The punks in the film are too interesting to be exploited to the point of their own embarrassment, however, but i couldn't help but want to see their lives documented by a better, more trustworthy director.





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