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Not Fade Away (2012)

R | | Drama | 19 July 2013 (Turkey)
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Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jerry Ragovoy
Gerard Canonico ...
F. Michael Haynie ...
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On a train, Keith and Mick chat about the blues and the Rolling Stones are born. Douglas and Joe chat in front of a New Jersey music store, and a band is born: as Douglas's sister tells us, it's one of many that don't make it. We follow Douglas from high school (1963-64), when he sees himself as a loser, into the band, playing drums and singing backup - then as the front man. There are tensions, a breakup, an audition in front of a major player, and decisions. Douglas pursues Grace, a country-club gal with hip sensibilities who believes in him. There's also his father, working class, wanting Douglas to apply himself as he watches his own life fill with regrets. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 July 2013 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Sen Gitmeden Önce  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,182 (USA) (21 December 2012)


$607,327 (USA) (18 January 2013)

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It's a directorial debut of The Sopranos creator David Chase. See more »


Orlando's Army uniform has brass insignia on the right lapel, but it is missing from the left. The name tag above the right breast pocket is missing. As a private first class, he would have been in the Army long enough to have at least one or two ribbons, which should be above the left breast pocket. He should have a rifle qualification badge above the left breast pocket. He wears the unit insignia of the 25th Infantry Division on his left shoulder, which means that he was in the division at that time. The division, however, was in Viet Nam, making it highly unlikely that he would be at home in the U.S., wearing the winter uniform of a division in the tropics during the summer. See more »


[last lines]
Evelyn: I have to write this term's paper, and I wrote about how America has given the world two inventions of enormous power. One is nuclear weapons. The other is rock and roll. It's a question I wrote. Which one is gonna win out in the end?
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band movement
27 May 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

David Chase's "Not Fade Away" looks at what it was like to come of age in the '60s. The main focus is a New Jersey teenager who decides to join a band, but there are clear signs of everything that was going on: the Vietnam War, the generation gap, racial tensions, and Dean Martin's mean-spirited comment about the Beatles. Contrary to the previous reviewer, I would say that this movie is better than "Almost Famous". The latter was too fluffy and came across as a sanitized look at its era. This one is very upfront about what sorts of things happened (including some very tense scenes). And the final line poses a good question about how we as Americans want to be known to the world. Can we eventually look to our best qualities to do what's right?

Anyway, this is a good movie. It's got great music and brings up some important points. I recommend it.

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