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End of the Century (2003)

The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself, producer
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Dee Dee Ramone ...
Himself - Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
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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
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Themselves (archive footage) (as The Ramones)
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)  »

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End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,422, 22 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$391,950, 19 December 2004
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Did You Know?

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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References Donny and Marie (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock 'N' Roll High School
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
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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Almost as good second time around and still exciting
25 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

In Auckland in the 70's we saw/heard much more from the Sex Pistols and Clash although everyone knew about NY Dolls and Ramones. The documentary was great in covering some of the gaps and in that the surviving members got to comment on their own memories or lack of them.

In an early tour to England the Ramones met the Clash and Pistols whom they helped through a back window. It was energising to think that many of the personal connections through a relatively small groups of bands reasonated so widely and so far. It was also of interest to realize that Ramones for all their fame never really cracked it and that is partly what makes them so interesting now.

It was great to relive some of the magic moments and also a bit sad to catch up on more recent events. I wasn't a huge fan but I do remember the day Joey died. I also enjoyed learning about the image making and the constructed views including those awful bowl haircuts. Johnnys role as brand director and developer was a revelation.


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