A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life.
Kristin Scott Thomas,
Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, ... See full summary »
In the film, Don Bolles is seen as joining the band in September 1977. In reality, Cliff Hanger was the band's drummer at this time, and Don did not join the band until several months later in early 1978. See more »
During scene set at LA hot dog stand in late Seventies, huge wall menu in background reflects 2000 era fast food prices and even lists at least one soft drink not introduced until years later. See more »
Everything works in circles. Like sometimes you're doing something, and a year later you're back at the same point. You understand that? So circle one, is what we're doing now, and someday we'll probably do circle two.
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If you knew or liked the Germs, who couldn't want to see this?
The director probably should have got the lead actor (Shane) really, really, really drunk +, for the concert footage, it would have added more validity.
When the (GI) album was released it came with a lyric sheet. The lyrics were, well, very articulate for most of us back then. But one never could find them playing anywhere.
This movie covers the rise and fall of the band called the GERMS. You know that, you've heard of them, you're going to see this movie because of it, and then the last Starwood show, which was a great show; ah warm Kalifornia Decembers..., not sure why the movie portrayed Oki-dog being empty after the show, at least 3am and there was still a large crowd.
If you liked the Germs of course you have to see this. Gnarly!
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