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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:
"God save the Queen...she ain't no human being." 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)
The Sex Pistols ... Themselves
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
Lee Brazier .... assistant to Paul Webster
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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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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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
"God save the Queen...she ain't no human being.", 31 August 2001
Author: Mika Pykäläaho (bygis80@hotmail.com) from Järvenpää, Finland

This is by far one of the very best rock-documentaries I've ever seen. It uncovers the eventful story of The Sex Pistols. The notorious band was active merely about 2 years of time and they recorded only one album, famous classic "Never mind the bollocks, here's The Sex Pistols". In a highly small period of time they shake the social system and left their footprints in a rock history.

I'm not sure if this is a matter of opinion but obviously no-one can seriously claim that The Sex Pistols was musically an extremely skillful band full of talented blokes because it simply wasn't like that. The Sex Pistols is much more interesting as a phenomenon. Sid Vicious was a terrible bassist, (it's also said in "The Filth and the fury") Johnny Rotten was a rotten singer who was mostly brawling on the stage and their music was simple, harsh and noisy.

Music is irrelevant because they never tried to sound nice, it's the lyrics and the attitude that counts. After this documentary at the latest you'll find out how obvious it is that without The Sex Pistols there would have never been the whole culture known as "punk". This is a chance to see their story as told by the band themselves. If you don't like 'em, you can still find "The Filth and the fury" interesting. It isn't only a documentary about the band, it's a close look at England in the late 70's.

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