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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 »
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3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Revisit Anarchy in the UK See more (62 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)
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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
Runtime:
108 min
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Certification:
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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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 »
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Features "The Benny Hill Show" (1969)See more »
Soundtrack:
God Save The QueenSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Revisit Anarchy in the UK, 8 April 2004
Author: RobertF87 from Scotland

This film is a documentary about one of the most influential (certainly one of the most controversial) bands in music history: The Sex Pistols.

During their brief career, the Sex Pistols defined the genre of music called Punk Rock. The film details the situation in Britain at the end of the 1970s, where widespread dissatisfaction and alienation, combined with a very dull music scene, helped fuel the anger and craziness of Punk, which, according to John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), gave a voice to people who previously didn't have a voice.

The film is a collection of present day interviews with the surviving members of the band (given in silhouette, for some reason), archive footage from concerts and TV appearances, vintage movie clips (notably Laurence Olivier as Richard the Third) and surreal animation.

The film mostly sidelines the Pistols' notoriously self-aggrandising manager Malcolm McLaran to concentrate on the band members themselves. The movie gives a good insight into an often quite disturbing world and a scene that was truly anarchic and exciting, whether you were a fan or not. There are also moments of genuine sadness, for example when Lydon talks about his friend, the late Sid Vicious.

This is recommended to anyone interested in popular music, or anyone who wants to see what real Punk was all about.

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