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CBGB (2013)

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A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB.

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Lisa Kristal
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CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police. Written by anonymous

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50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom.

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and a scene of violence.

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Release Date:

11 October 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

CBGB: O Berço do Punk Rock  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,000 (USA) (4 October 2013)

Gross:

$40,040 (USA) (20 October 2013)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Rickman, Freddy Rodríguez and Bradley Whitford previously worked together in Bottle Shock (2008). See more »

Goofs

In the subway scene where Taxi is waiting for a train, a train which is shown passing by is a modern NYC transit train. NYC subway trains in the 70s did not have digital train information on the sides of the cars. See more »

Quotes

Lisa Kristal: I'm going to law school.
Hilly Kristal: Really? How come?
Lisa Kristal: 'Cause I know you're gonna need me to. Even though I know you'll never admit it. Your friends have been waiting out there for you all fucking day. Get your ass out there!
Hilly Kristal: You know, I really don't appreciate all the swearing.
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Crazy Credits

Dailies by: Nextlab Digital Services Nightlies by: Your Mom See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.150 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Psycho Killer
Written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz (as Christopher Frantz), Tina Weymouth
Performed by Talking Heads
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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It was good!
23 October 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I saw it on the big screen, and it was good! The film comes with a great soundtrack and lots of laughs too. The theater audience around me seemed to be enjoying the film. I was there at CBGB during this time period, and my band The Laughing Dogs played there. One of our songs is in the soundtrack. I am glad that this movie was made and I appreciate that the movie preserves the history of the place and of Hilly Kristal. Hilly provided opportunities to a lot of bands and a place for bands to play their original music. Many bands got signed with record labels after performing at CBGB. I found the sets and characters looked like the real thing, as if I was back there. I have written a more thorough review on my website.


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