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What We Do Is Secret (2007)

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

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Pat Smear
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Don Bolles
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Michelle
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Malissa
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Rob Henley
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Chris Ashford
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Belinda
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Claude 'Kickboy Face' Bessey
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Casey Cola
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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То что мы делаем - тайна  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,888 (USA) (8 August 2008)

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$58,776 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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Trivia

Because he was so good as Darby Crash, Shane West was hired as the new vocalist and The Germs reunited for a tour. See more »

Goofs

While The Germs play their show at the Orpuim, Darby Crash throws powdered sugar at The Damned for their harsh remarks. In the scene before Darby grabs the sugar you can clearly see that the lead singer of The Damned is already covered in powdered sugar. See more »

Quotes

Darby Crash: I just made Robby the drummer for The Germs.
Pat Smear: We can't play with Rob.
Darby Crash: I know.
Pat Smear: Oh, so you're not just killing yourself, you're killing our band. Darby, The Germs are the only thing any of us have really cared about...
Darby Crash: The Germs are dead, Pat. And you know that.
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Waste
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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