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Documentary chronicaling the rise and fall of the punk movement with rare interview footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Also concert and news footage.

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Lech Kowalski
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Cast

Credited cast:
Stiv Bators Stiv Bators ... Himself (as The Dead Boys)
Terry Chimes Terry Chimes ... Himself (as The Clash)
The Clash ... Themselves
Paul Cook Paul Cook ... Himself : The Sex Pistols
The Dead Boys The Dead Boys ... Themselves
Generation X ... Themselves
Jonathan Guinness Jonathan Guinness ... Himself
Topper Headon ... Himself (as The Clash)
Tony James Tony James ... Himself (as Generation X)
Mick Jones ... Himself (as The Clash)
Steve Jones ... Himself : The Sex Pistols
John Lydon ... Himself (as Johnny Rotten)
Glen Matlock Glen Matlock ... Himself : The Rich Kids
Gene October Gene October ... Himself (as Generation X)
Augustus Pablo Augustus Pablo ... Himself
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Documentary chronicaling the rise and fall of the punk movement with rare interview footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Also concert and news footage. Written by Emily Moody <ken_emily@zebra.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

D.O.A.: A Rite of Passage See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Filmed in 1978. See more »

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Referenced in Neighbors (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Nightclubbing
Performed by Iggy Pop
Written by Iggy Pop and David Bowie
© 1977 Bewlay Bros Music and Fleur Music Ltd and James Osterberg Music
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Shows political insecurity
19 August 2001 | by fecund-2See all my reviews

The film features not only punks and their performances, but also the reactionary times they played in. It's fascinating to see how threatened the powers-that-be felt, threatened by youth culture. (And it's too bad that the reactionary politicos of today are too secure to be threatened by any populist movement...)


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