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8 July 2006 (Japan) See more »
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A Fun and Morbid Idea, Great Cast, Horrible Execution See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nick 13 ... TV Reporter #1 (voice)

Billie Joe Armstrong ... Charlie (voice)

Tim Armstrong ... Narrator
Rob Aston ... Cop #3 (voice)

Travis Barker ... Cop #2 (voice)
Tre Cool ... Prosecutor Bug / The Maid (voice)
Warren Fitzgerald ... The Judge (voice)
Matt Freeman ... Heino (voice)

Davey Havok ... Hay (voice)
Theo Kogan ... Hadie (voice)

Benji Madden ... Interrogator #1 (voice)
Jason Schmidt ... The Nomad
Janis Tanaka ... Mrs. Ha Bianca (voice)

Jane Wiedlin ... Squeaky (voice)
Sean Yseult ... Heslie (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Asia Argento ... Habagail Folger (voice)

Mike Dirnt ... TV Anchorman (voice)

John Doe ... Tex
Lars Frederiksen ... Steve Apparent

Joel Madden ... Interrogator #2 (voice)
Doug McKean ... The Jury (voice)

Kelly Osbourne ... Sharon (voice)
Brett Reed ... Cop #1 (voice)

Henry Rollins ... (voice)

Rob Zabrecky ... T.V. Announcer

Directed by
John Roecker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Roecker 

Produced by
Tim Armstrong .... producer
Lorin Flemming .... line producer
 
Film Editing by
Dean Gonzalez 
 
Production Design by
Lorin Flemming 
 
Sound Department
Tony Crowe .... audio mastering engineer
Glen Matisoff .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Morgan Hay .... animator
Matthew Manning .... animator
David Shorey .... animator
David Shorey .... compositor
 
Editorial Department
Ernest R. Savage III .... colorist
Ernest R. Savage III .... on-line editor
 
Thanks
Brian Lewis Gray .... special thanks
 

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Japan:75 min
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In an interview, Director John Roecker claimed he chose Billie Joe Armstrong to play Charlie because "no one thought he could". According to the director, he was told by friends that Billie Joe couldn't perform as the infamous Charles Manson because he was "too nice of a guy".See more »
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References Patty Hearst (1988)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Fun and Morbid Idea, Great Cast, Horrible Execution, 19 December 2006
Author: gavin6942 from United States

In the distant future, life as we know it has been completely wiped out. Man is hungry for answers... and one day when a book -- "Helter Skelter" -- is found, some answers are given. Just maybe not the right answers.

I am unclear how the people in the future connect to the primary story, a claymation retelling of the Charles Manson story. The suggestion is that reading the book would make them think Manson was a god, but the book would actually do quite the opposite. So I'm confused.

And also, we have some of the biggest names in modern "punk" music: Billie Joe Armstrong, Tim Armstrong (no relation), Davey Havok. We have Kelly Osbourne and Sean Yseult. We have the erection-inducing Asia Argento. For those of us who like these people, this film would seem to be one of the greatest things to happen. It's not.

The story is told in a bland manner, the claymation is poorly done. The songs are lame and carry on for too long. You would expect the music to be the selling point, but it's not. And for some reason all the names have been changed to things with the letter H: "Charles Hanson", "Susan Hatkins", "Hex Watson"... it's pointless and stupid.

The best scene involves a group of The Family in a dumpster exchanging quips with Sharon Tate and her gay hairdresser. Another memorable scene is the claymation sex scene, which starts out shocking and funny but gets drawn out. People who liked "Team America" might like this, but I didn't think it was that outstanding.

How to make this film better: get better music, cut out the future story and just tell the Manson epic in a unique way (which is already done thanks to clay). Films shouldn't make you say to yourself, "I can do this so much better", but that's how I felt about this junk.

My interest in Charles Manson was dealt a blow from this mediocre adaptation. If you're like me, you'll know it's awful but watch it anyway. But I hope you're not like me.

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