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The Filth and the Fury -- A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

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Release Date:
12 May 2000 (Norway) See more »
Tagline:
A Sex Pistols film - uncut, unseen, unbelievable.
Plot:
A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
the best music doco I've seen in a long while See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Paul Cook ... Himself
Steve Jones ... Himself

John Lydon ... Himself (as Johnny Rotten)
Glen Matlock ... Himself

Sid Vicious ... Himself (archive footage)

Malcolm McLaren ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)

Alice Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)

Stewart Copeland ... Himself (archive footage)

Ronnie Corbett ... Himself (archive footage)

Bryan Ferry ... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Fisher ... Himself (Sex Pistols' lawyer) (archive footage)

Alice Fox ... Woman in crowd (voice)
Bill Grundy ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Hall ... Himself (as Eric 'Monster' Hall)

Benny Hill ... Himself (archive footage)

Billy Idol ... Himself (archive footage)

David Johansen ... Himself (archive footage)
Jordan ... Herself (archive footage)
Nick Kent ... Himself (music journalist) (archive footage)
Shane MacGowan ... Himself (archive footage)

Freddie Mercury ... Himself (archive footage)
New York Dolls ... Themselves (archive footage)

Laurence Olivier ... Himself (archive footage)

Queen Elizabeth II ... Herself (archive footage)
Roxy Music ... Themselves (archive footage)

Steven Severin ... Himself (as Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Siouxsie Sioux ... Herself (archive footage)
Nancy Spungen ... Herself (archive footage)

Rod Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)

Sting ... Himself (archive footage)

Andy Summers ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Thunders ... Himself (archive footage)
Helen Wellington-Lloyd ... Herself (archive footage)

Directed by
Julien Temple 
 
Produced by
Anita Camarata .... producer
Eric Gardner .... executive producer
Amanda Temple .... producer
Paul Webster .... chief executive procuder: FilmFour
Jonathan Weisgal .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
 
Sound Department
Jens Christensen .... foley recordist
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
John Hennessey .... sound
Dave McGrath .... sound mixer
Bernard O'Reilly .... sound editor
Nick Robertson .... sound
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Andrew Stirk .... dubbing assistant
Geoff Tookey .... sound
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
 
Visual Effects by
Lorna Smith .... grading
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Stevens .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Elaine Hughes .... assistant editor
Lars Woodruffe .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Kaylin Frank .... music clearance
Jill Meyers .... music licensing
 
Other crew
John Shearlaw .... researcher
Amanda Street .... international sales: FilmFour
Cassandra Ulinski .... assistant: Eric Gardner
James Wilson .... production executive: FilmFour
 
Thanks
Terence Dackombe .... special thanks
Danny DeVito .... special thanks
Michael Shamberg .... special thanks
Stacey Sher .... special thanks
 

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, drugs and sexual content
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108 min
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Australia:MA | France:U | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Spain:18 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R | USA:TV-MA (cable rating)
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Quotes:
John Lydon:[remembering Sid Vicious] All's I can tell you is I could take on England, but I couldn't take on one heroin addict.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Wombles" (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
Shang-A-LangSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
the best music doco I've seen in a long while, 25 October 2004
Author: keely kovacevic (ksk985@uow.edu.au) from wollongong, Australia

if your not a pistols fan before you watch this, you definalty will be after. at least thats the experience I've had from myself and people i know viewing this film. i was already a bit of a fan. you know i had a thing for sid pre nancy days and i thought johnny rotten was a unique man. but after watching this documentary with my dad ( who is a musician, but never liked anything the pistols did) i realized that this band, was so much more than the punks they were made out to be, they were rebeling against being a product of their surroundings, but at the same time find that it near impossible to achieve. my dad on the other hand, watched the movie, and immediately asked for one of my pistols cd. so i game him never mind the bollocks and set off to listen. the very next day, i find him singing 'anarchy' while doing the dishes. his views were exactly hte same as mine. except this documentary turned him from a non believe to a fan.

I'm not really one for documentaries... i thought id cracked it when i watched spinal tap, and then realsied that they were only mocking hte whole genre... so then i felt like a fool (but immediately went to see if my dads marshall went up to 11 rather than just 10). but the filth and the fury held my attention from the very first shot to the rolling of the credits. so naturally when i saw it in the store, i bought it, and I've watched it A lot of times since. sometimes in the row... and every time, it makes me laugh, and cry and makes me want to have lived back in the days of the punk.

the filth and the fury is an emotional ride of a doco that combines everything you want in a movie with an awesome soundtrack and some real meaning. this documentary is a MUST for all music fans, whether you think you like the pistols or not. by the end of it, you will be converted. or just appreciative. its an excellent piece of film making that tells the story of one of the most influential bands of the 70's, and indeed of rock history.

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