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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:
Himself, producer
Dee Dee Ramone ...
Himself - Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Johnny Ramone ...
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


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)


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

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Dee Dee Ramone: Like maybe three people liked the Stooges in the whole area, and everybody else was like violently against them. So if you liked the Stooges you had to be friends with each other.
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Chinese Rock
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Performed by The 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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8 January 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of the Ramones, but not an hard core 'owns every LP' fan. That said - I found this doc very informative. Some of the B&W footage from CBGBs is fascinating, and the interviews with the band members were great though often conflicting. The late Dee Dee in particular is highly entertaining. The print that I saw had a fair bit of white text over sections of live footage, but my guess is that this will be removed for the final print or (hopefully) DVD. Johnny comes across as one tough-minded SOB, but I get the impression that without him the band wouldn't have functioned at all.

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