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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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$5,888 (USA) (8 August 2008)

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$58,776 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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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 »

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After being kicked out of the Orpium for messing up stage equipment, The Germs introduce themselves as Darby Crash and Pat Smear even though at the time The Germs hadn't come up with their stage names yet. See more »

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Darby Crash: 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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11 January 2009 | by (New Orleans) – See all my reviews

This coulda been good but it was pretty awful. Bad acting by most of the cast, poor direction and the sound was crappy (although the crowd noises during the concert scenes sounded real). I am not a fan of the Germs and although I do respect what they tried to do but this seemed like a whole lot of nothing. If this was an accurate portrayal of Darby Crash I do not think he is deserving of a biopic that makes him out to be an original innovator. He was a Iggy Pop wannabe and then an Adam Ant poser. It was embarrassing; I could not wait for him to OD so the film would be over. The majority of the songs performed in concert were awful.

Hope one day someone does a good film about the West Coast Punk scene. Maybe a film about SST records and the bands who recorded for them would be good.


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