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End of the Century (2003)

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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
The 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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27 November 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$391,950 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Quotes

Johnny Ramone: If I'm running things like a sergeant in the army or something like that, maybe not everyone can handle that. But you need someone to make the decisions. Someone's gotta do something, otherwise you just flounder around, you know.
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Connections

References Freaks (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Psychotic Reaction
Written by Ken Ellner, Roy Chaney, Craig Atkinson, John Byrne and John Michalski
Performed by Count Five
Published by Drive-In Music Co., Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Original Sound Record Co., Inc.
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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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