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End of the Century -- The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.

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Release Date:
27 November 2004 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
The story of the punk rock band The Ramones. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This Really Tugged at my Heartstrings. See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Marky Ramone ... Himself - Marky Ramone (as Marc Bell)
Johnny Ramone ... Himself - Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings)
Dee Dee Ramone ... Himself - Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)

Tommy Ramone ... Himself (as Tom Erdelyi)
Joey Ramone ... Himself - Joey Ramone (as Jeff Hyman)
Richie Ramone ... Himself - Richie Ramone (as Richie Reinhart)
Christopher Ward ... Himself - C. J. Ramone (as Chris Ward)
Roberta Bayley ... Herself

Rodney Bingenheimer ... Himself
Clem Burke ... Himself
Captain Sensible ... Himself
Jayne County ... Herself
Danny Fields ... Himself
Lars Frederiksen ... Himself

John Frusciante ... Himself

Kirk Hammett ... Himself

Deborah Harry ... Herself (as Debbie Harry)
John Holmstrom ... Himself
David Kessel ... Himself
Dan Kessel ... Himself
Mickey Leigh ... Himself
Charlotte Lesher ... Herself
Walter Lure ... Himself
Glen Matlock ... Himself
Legs McNeil ... Himself
Monte Melnick ... Himself
Thurston Moore ... Himself
Mark Ralin ... Himself
Daniel Ray ... Himself
Ricky Salem ... Himself
Ed Stasium ... Himself
Linda Stein ... Herself

Seymour Stein ... Himself

Chris Stein ... Himself

Joe Strummer ... Himself
Arturo Vega ... Himself

Rob Zombie ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Hell ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Johansen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Anthony Kiedis ... Himself (uncredited)

Hilly Kristal ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Gary Kurfirst ... Himself (uncredited)

John Lydon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Charles Shaar Murray ... Himself - Commentary (voice) (uncredited)
New York Dolls ... Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)

Conan O'Brien ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Iggy Pop ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ramones ... Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)

Andy Richter ... Himself (uncredited)

Rick Rubin ... Himself (uncredited)
Edie Sedgwick ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Paul Simonon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

P.J. Soles ... Riff Randell (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Stooges ... Themselves (archive footage) (uncredited)
Johnny Thunders ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Eddie Vedder ... Himself (also archive footage) (uncredited)

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jim Fields 
Michael Gramaglia 
 
Produced by
Jim Fields .... producer
John Gramaglia .... co-producer
Michael Gramaglia .... producer
Diana Holtzberg .... executive producer
Andrew Hurwitz .... executive producer
Rosemary Quigley .... co-producer
Jan Rofekamp .... executive producer
George Seminara .... producer
 
Cinematography by
David Bowles 
Jim Fields 
John Gramaglia 
Michael Gramaglia 
Peter Hawkins 
George Seminara 
 
Film Editing by
Jim Fields 
John Gramaglia 
 
Sound Department
Travis Call .... sound recordist
John Gramaglia .... sound
Michael Gramaglia .... sound
Robert Gramaglia .... sound
Marshall Grupp .... sound designer
Paul Sacco .... dolby consultant
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberta Bayley .... photographs
Danny Fields .... photographs
David Godlis .... photographs (as Godlis)
Bob Gruen .... photographs
Marky Ramone .... camera: backstage & road footage
Mick Rock .... photographs
Eddie Vedder .... camera: Super 8 mm S. America footage
 
Editorial Department
Volkert Besseling .... assistant editor
Bo Lee .... assistant editor
Christopher Pensiero .... assistant editor
Lez Rudge .... colorist
Ronald Sudul .... second colorist
 
Music Department
Tracy McKnight .... music supervisor
Alysia Oakley .... assistant to music supervisor
Jon Solomon .... assistant to music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jessica Berman Bogdan .... archival research and clearances
Susan Faulkner .... additional research
Diana Holtzberg .... executive producer/creative consultant
Noelle Livreri .... additional research
Eddie Vedder .... provider: Super 8 South America footage
 
Thanks
Nicolas Cage .... thanks (as Nicholas Cage)
Dee Dee Ramone .... dedicated to the memory of
Joey Ramone .... dedicated to the memory of
Joe Strummer .... dedicated to the memory of
 

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Also Known As:
"End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones" - USA (alternative title)
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110 min
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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.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
This Really Tugged at my Heartstrings., 4 November 2008
Author: mellowinman from United States

Joey!

Man, when I think about that frail, tall, slightly off-kilter character, and how painful his life was, it almost breaks my heart. The only reason it doesn't is because Joey fronted the coolest punk band of all time, and he did so with such amazing style and panache. Way to overcome your limitations! Joey was a victim of pretty bad OCD, and had every reason to believe he would spend his life a loser. Well, Jeff, (his real name,) you were a winner, even if cancer took you way too young.

I heard my first Ramones album in the late seventies. It was the newly released Rocket to Russia, and at the time I had been listening to stadium rock like Kiss and Rush and the junk on the radio with this kid named Steve Hiltner at Ridgemount Jr. High School. Luckily for us, Steve had an older brother who played guitar, and he influenced us to listen to this grinding guitar based insanity that was the Ramones. MAN! When I heard "Teenage Lobotomy" coming out over my stereo speakers, it probably changed me forever.

There was never a punk band as good as the Ramones, and this film does a great job of showing their tragic, and yet strangely inspiring story. These guys WERE SERIOUS! They really were. That's what made them so good. They wrote really great songs with really great hooks and melodies and lyrics, and yet they did it with three or four chords and snappy 4/4 drumming that varied little from song to song. The old "idiot savant" label could easily apply to their lack of musical sophistication coupled with such excellent natural artistry. Everyone needs to see this movie. Everyone needs to understand the true REAL nature of rock and roll, and how it's not about being a big rock star, and a guitar god, and that corporate BS that's been shoveled down our throats for the longest time.

Sure, I love to hear Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd and the "big names" of big rock, but we must never forget the Stooges and the NY Dolls and Lou Reed, and those who HAD to play rock and roll, because their lives were just too bizarre not to.

Long live the Ramones!

I really really loved these guys. I can't believe three of them are dead.

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