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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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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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Becky
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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

David Arquette was attached to play Darby Crash when the project was in development. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Pat is seen watching a news report of John Lennon's death, which is intercut with scenes of Darby preparing to OD. Darby died almost a whole day before Lennon's assassination. See more »

Quotes

Darby Crash: I love those who do not know how to live, except in perishing, for they are those that go beyond. I love the great despiser's, because they are the great adorers. They are arrows longing for the other shore. I love those who do not seek beyond the stars for a reason to parish and be sacrifice; but who sacrifice themselves to earth in order that earth may some day become... supermans. Tell me, my brothorin, if the goal be lacking to humanity is not humanity itself lacking; it is time for man to ...
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Shut Down
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19 January 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a lifelong Germs fan. I loved the biography on Darby and was very excited to see this film. If you're a fan of the band, it is kind of cool to see them on screen doing their thing (not much video exists of the band so I'm used to articles and pictures). But overall, I did not enjoy it.

Unlike Sid and Nancy there are no memorable scenes and the film does not use music well. I challenge you to watch this and years later recall a scene as vividly as the "walking through the glass" scene in Sid and Nancy. Darby's inner struggles could have been explored in a fascinating way. They were not. This is just a basic run down of what the band looked like and where they hung out. I can't see any reason why anyone who isn't a huge Germs fan might enjoy this film. At the end a poem is read which Darby had written as a young teenager, but the actor messes up Darby's words. Appropriate.


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