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May 1982 (USA) See more »
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Live it... 'Cause You Can't Stop It! See more »
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Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Wall of Voodoo ... Themselves

Stan Ridgway ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Marc Moreland ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Chas T. Gray ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Bruce Moreland ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo
Joe Nanini ... Himself - Wall of Voodoo

Toyah Willcox ... Herself (as Toyah Wilcox)
Joel Bogen ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Pete Bush ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Charlie Francis ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
Steve Bray ... Himself - with Toyah Wilcox
John Cooper Clarke ... Himself
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark ... Themselves (as Orchestral Manoeuvres)
Paul Humphreys ... Himself - Orchestral Manoeuvres
Andy McCluskey ... Himself - Orchestral Manoeuvres
David A. Hughes ... Himself - Orchestral Manoeuvres
Malcolm Holmes ... Himself - Orchestral Manoeuvres
Chelsea ... Themselves
Gene October ... Himself - Chelsea
Barry Smith ... Himself - Chelsea
Steve Ace ... Himself - Chelsea
Mike Howell ... Himself - Chelsea
Chris Bashford ... Himself - Chelsea
Oingo Boingo ... Themselves

Danny Elfman ... Himself - Oingo Boingo
Steve Bartek ... Himself - Oingo Boingo
Sam Phipps ... Himself - Oingo Boingo
Dale Turner ... Himself - Oingo Boingo

Richard Gibbs ... Himself - Oingo Boingo
Leon Scheorman ... Himself - Oingo Boingo
Kerry Hatch ... Himself - Oingo Boingo
David Eagle ... Himself - Oingo Boingo
Echo & The Bunnymen ... Themselves
Will Sergeant ... Himself - Echo & the Bunnymen
Ian McCulloch ... Himself - Echo & the Bunnymen
Les Pattinson ... Himself - Echo & the Bunnymen
Pete DeFreitas ... Himself - Echo & the Bunnymen
Jools Holland ... Himself
XTC ... Themselves (as Xtc)
Andy Partridge ... Himself - XTC
Terry Chambers ... Himself - XTC
Colin Moulding ... Himself - XTC
Dave Gregory ... Himself - XTC
Klaus Nomi ... Himself
Julie Berger ... Herself - with Klaus Nomi

April Lang ... Herself - with Klaus Nomi
Jon Cobert ... Himself - with Klaus Nomi
Rick Pascual ... Himself - with Klaus Nomi
Daniel Elfassy ... Himself - with Klaus Nomi
Scott Woody ... Himself - with Klaus Nomi
Athletico Spizz 80 ... Themselves
Spizz ... Himself - Athletico Spizz 80
James Little ... Himself - Athletico Spizz 80 (as Jim Solar)
C.P. Snare ... Himself - Athletico Spizz 80
Mark Coalfield ... Himself - Athletico Spizz 80
Dave Scott ... Himself - Athletico Spizz 80

The Go-Go's ... Themselves (as Gogo's)

Belinda Carlisle ... Herself - Gogo's

Jane Wiedlin ... Herself - Gogo's
Margot Olaverra ... Herself - Gogo's
Gina Schock ... Herself - Gogo's

Charlotte Caffey ... Herself - Gogo's
Steel Pulse ... Themselves
David Hinds ... Himself - Steel Pulse
Selwyn Brown ... Himself - Steel Pulse
Steve Nisbett ... Himself - Steel Pulse
Phonso Martin ... Himself - Steel Pulse
Basil Gabbidon ... Himself - Steel Pulse

Gary Numan ... Himself
Russell Bell ... Himself - with Gary Numan
Paul Gardener ... Himself - with Gary Numan
Roger Mason ... Himself - with Gary Numan
Ced Sharpley ... Himself - with Gary Numan
Chris Rime ... Himself - with Gary Numan

Joan Jett ... Herself
Lee Crystal ... Himself - with Joan Jett
Howard Devoto ... Himself - Magazine
Barry Adamson ... Himself - Magazine
John Doyle ... Himself - Magazine
Robin Simon ... Himself - Magazine
Dave Formula ... Himself - Magazine
Surf Punks ... Themselves
Dennis Dragon ... Himself - Surf Punks
Drew Steele ... Himself - Surf Punks
Ray Ban ... Himself - Surf Punks
Mark the Shark ... Himself - Surf Punks
Bill Dale ... Himself - Surf Punks
Andrew Jackson ... Himself - Surf Punks
The Members ... Themselves (as Members)

Nicky Tesco ... Himself - Members
Chris Payne ... Himself - Members
J.C. Mainman ... Himself - Members
Nigel Bennett ... Himself - Members
Adrian Lilywhite ... Himself - Members
Au Pairs ... Themselves
Lesley Woods ... Herself - Au Pairs
Paul Foad ... Himself - Au Pairs
Jane Munro ... Herself - Au Pairs
Pete Hammond ... Himself - Au Pairs
The Cramps ... Themselves (as Cramps)
Lux Interior ... Himself - Cramps
Nick Knox ... Himself - Cramps
Julien Griensnatch ... Himself - Cramps
Poison Ivy Rorschach ... Herself - Cramps
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
999 ... Themselves
Dave Allen ... Himself - Gang of Four
The Alley Cats ... Themselves (as Alley Cats)
Astro ... Himself - UB40

Jello Biafra ... Himself - Dead Kennedys
Steve Bodon ... Himself - with John Otway
D.J. Bonebrake ... Himself - X
Ken Bronowski ... Himself - Skafish
Jim Brown ... Himself - UB40
Hugo Burnham ... Himself - Gang of Four
Ali Campbell ... Himself - UB40
Robin Campbell ... Himself - UB40
Bob Casale ... Himself - Devo
Gerald V. Casale ... Himself - Devo (as Jerry Casale)
Nick Cash ... Himself - 999

Exene Cervenka ... Herself - X
Dianne Chai ... Herself - Alley Cats

Stewart Copeland ... Himself - Police
Javier Cruz ... Himself - Skafish
Guy Days ... Himself - 999

Dead Kennedys ... Themselves
Devo ... Themselves

John Doe ... Himself - X
Earl Falconer ... Himself - UB40
The Fleshtones ... Themselves (as Fleshtones)
Klaus Flouride ... Himself - Dead Kennedys
Mark Freeman ... Himself - with John Otway
Gang of Four ... Themselves
Andy Gill ... Himself - Gang of Four
Barbie Goodrich ... Herself - Skafish
Norman Hassan ... Himself - UB40
Jon King ... Himself - Gang of Four
Scott Krauss ... Himself - with Pere Ubu
Pablo LaBritain ... Himself - 999
Tony Maimone ... Himself - with Pere Ubu
John McCarthy ... Himself - Alley Cats
Bill Milhizer ... Himself - Fleshtones

Mark Mothersbaugh ... Himself - Devo
Robert Mothersbaugh ... Himself - Devo
Alan Myers ... Himself - Devo
Larry Mysliewiec ... Himself - Skafish
Alan Ofter ... Himself - with John Otway
John Otway ... Himself
Jan Marek Pakulski ... Himself - Fleshtones
The Police ... Themselves (as Police)
Allen Ravenstine ... Himself - with Pere Ubu
East Bay Ray ... Himself - Dead Kennedys
Jim Skafish ... Himself - Skafish
Bruce Slesinger ... Himself - Dead Kennedys

Sting ... Himself - Police
Randy Stodola ... Himself - Alley Cats
Keith Streng ... Himself - Fleshtones

Andy Summers ... Himself - Police
David Thomas ... Himself - Pere Ubu
Mayo Thompson ... Himself - with Pere Ubu
Brian Travers ... Himself - UB40
UB40 ... Themselves
Michael Virtue ... Himself - UB40
Jon Watson ... Himself - 999
X ... Themselves
Peter Zaremba ... Himself - Fleshtones
Billy Zoom ... Himself - X

Directed by
Derek Burbidge 
 
Produced by
Lyndall Hobbs .... associate producer
Michael White .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Jim Elderton 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Migel Reed .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Glen Habgood .... artwork
 
Sound Department
Greg Bailey .... sound supervisor
Ed Collier .... sound transferer
Richard King .... dubbing mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Hugh Gordon .... titles and opticals
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Anderson .... camera operator
Peter Bryant .... camera maintenance engineer
Kate Humphreys .... camera operator
Steve Lewis .... stage lighting director
Patrick McCann .... camera operator
John Metcalfe .... camera operator
Mike Metcalfe .... camera operator
Dick Pope .... camera operator
David Scott .... camera operator
John Simmons .... camera operator
Phil White .... camera maintenance engineer
Rick Schmidlin .... lighting director (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Simon Mune .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tim Summerhaynes .... music recording engineer
 
Other crew
Peggy Chane .... production assistant: USA
Miles A. Copeland III .... creative consultant (as Miles Copeland)
Ian Copeland .... creative consultant
Kelly Ann Page .... production secretary
Helen Pritchard .... production manager
 
Crew believed to be complete


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96 min | USA:124 min (video release)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Australia:PG | Finland:S | UK:A | USA:R (certificate #26408)

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Those were the days, 7 April 2000
Author: Mario Bergeron from Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada

By that time, my friends were listening to ugly music like Styx or Emerson Lake and Palmer. They thought I was kind of crazy to listen to X and the Cramps. I had also the big chance to have this film on tape. I also got the double LP of the music. Some of this stuff is still good to listen to (Wall of Voodoo, X, Fleshtones, Police, Cramps) but to see this film is also an incridible experience. See zany John Otway! But for me, the Cramps performance of Tear it up is one the greatest moment of pure rock and roll catch on film. And who was that strange girl of the Alley Cats? Who were the Alley Cats? Their song is amazing! Seems like all these people have a lot of fun back then.

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