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End of the Century (2003)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Music  |  27 November 2004 (Japan)
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The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself, producer
...
Himself
Dee Dee Ramone ...
Himself - Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Johnny Ramone ...
Himself
Joey Ramone ...
Himself - Joey Ramone (as Jeff Hyman)
The Stooges ...
Themselves (archive footage)
Ricky Salem ...
Himself, neighborhood friend
Charlotte Lesher ...
Herself, Joey's mother
Mark Ralin ...
Himself, neighborhood friend
Mickey Leigh ...
Himself, Joey's brother
Legs McNeil ...
Himself, co-founder of Punk Magazine
Ramones ...
Themselves (archive footage)
Roberta Bayley ...
Herself, CBGB door person / photographer
Arturo Vega ...
Himself, Ramones art director
Monte Melnick ...
Himself, Ramones tour manager
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In 1974, the New York City music scene was shocked into consciousness by the violently new and raw sound of a band of misfits from Queens, called The Ramones. Playing in a seedy Bowery bar to a small group of fellow struggling musicians, the band struck a chord of disharmony that rocked the foundation of the mid-'70s music scene. This quartet of unlikely rock stars traveled across the country and around the world connecting with the disenfranchised everywhere, while sparking a movement that would resonate with two generations of outcasts across the globe. Although the band never reached the top of the Billboard charts, it managed to endure by maintaining a rigorous touring schedule for 22 years. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones  »

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$18,422 (USA) (20 August 2004)

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$391,950 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Tommy Ramone: Dee Dee and Joey were running down "Judy is a Punk." I had never heard anything like this. This was something that was futuristic.
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Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Written by Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin); also credited Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings) and Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi)
Performed by Ramones
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
o/b/o/ Itself and Taco Tunes, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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funny and interesting
3 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This really well made documentary is finally out and it is great for all rock n roll / punk or just music fans. Not only it is very interesting about the Ramones and give them their "pioneers of punk" status, but it is also very funny. It features all the Ramones and also Clash frontman Joe Strummer in previously unseen interviews. Almost everything you'll here in this documentary comes from the mouth of the "actors" themselves. It shows and we can make our opinion on the band and its different members. For instance this scene where Johnny Ramones thanks god and G. Bush during the Hall of Fame ceremony is quite surprising.

This movie tells us the story of the Ramones, but in fact also the story of many other bands ...


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