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What We Do Is Secret (2007)

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

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Cast

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Pat Smear
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Don Bolles
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Michelle
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Jena
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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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Amber
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Brendan Mullen
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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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Release Date:

8 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

То что мы делаем - тайна  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In the scene at The Whisky, the gig is seen as becoming a full on riot without The Germs even playing a song, when in actuality, The Germs did indeed play a full set that night, as evidenced in the "Caught In My Eye" home video. The date of the show in the movie was also incorrect, being labeled as having taken place on December 23, 1979. In truth, the show took place a day earlier, as presented on a flyer of the event. See more »

Goofs

At the last scene at Okie-Dog, the lid on Casey's orange juice disappears between shots. 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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Soundtracks

Rock N' Roll Suicide
Written and Performed by David Bowie
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Great depiction
21 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was great, both to inform people who care to learn, and people who are already interested in the subject and punks in general. I read a comment in here that said this movie was too "clean" and that punks were "scum and proud". If this is a reason to dislike this movie then you obviously are not seeing things how you're supposed to. The whole mind set of punks is being themselves and being individual because they feel that's what is right. In their minds they're not doing anything wrong; in their minds, they were the ones who were truly clean, where as the high and mighty assholes of society living their fake lives were the ones who were scum and proud. This film is through the viewpoint of the punks, to better relate to them. Keep that in mind when watching this film, it isn't like every other punk movie spat out by the media to show how outrageous and unethical punk is, whoring it like it's some kind of circus act, if you're looking for that in a punk movie, you're missing the point and should steer clear of this film.


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