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Sid and Nancy (1986)

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The relationship between Sid Vicious, bassist for British punk group The Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen is portrayed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sid Vicious
... Nancy Spungen
... Malcolm
Debby Bishop ... Phoebe
... John
... Bowery Snax
Perry Benson ... Paul
Tony London ... Steve
... Hotelier - U.S.A.
... Methadone Caseworker
... Hotelier - U.K.
... Detective
... Gretchen
Rusty Blitz ... Reporter
John Spacely ... Chelsea Resident
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Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful US tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice. utas.edu. au>

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Love kills


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7 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sid and Nancy: Love Kills  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,826,523
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1.85 : 1
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According to Gary Oldman, he disliked the script, and dislikes punk music. But he accepted the role because of the salary, which was 35,000 pounds. See more »

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When Sid sings "My Way" and shoots the audience, you can see that the audience have fake blood packets in under their shirts and they are charges used to detonate when they are shot. See more »

Quotes

[as Sid storms out]
Nancy: What about the farewell drugs?
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Crazy Credits

"And introducing the young Cat Vicious in the role of Smoky, Sid and Nancy's child." See more »


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Anarchy In The UK
Performed by Andrew Schofield, Glen Matlock, Dave McIntosh, James Christopher Stevenson
Written by Steve Jones (as Jones) / Glen Matlock (as Maylock) / John Lydon (as Rotten) and Paul Cook (uncredited)
© Warner Bros Music/Glitterbest
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Love Kills
8 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is not historically accurate. Let's get that out of the way right off the bat. This is not about the history of the Sex Pistols. Details don't matter, this movie is about feeling. Two misguided, deluded outcasts who are so completely, desperately in love, that they won't leave each other, even though they are probably the worst people in the world for each other. They spiral into heroin addiction, (which is NOT glamorized. Some of the scenes with them bunkered down in the Chelsea Hotel are downright disgusting) and one of them is killed, although no one knows how exactly how. Punks are usually the unsentimental type, so they tend to give this film the two-finger salute. Well, screw them. It is a beautiful film, which speaks more honestly about love and addiction than any Oscar-grabbing shite that I can find in the New Release section. Gary Oldman and and Chole Webb are excellent, inhabiting their characters right down to marrow. The era is evoked wonderfully, and the film is littered with gorgeous, iconic images, the best of which being Sid and Nancy kissing in an alleyway while garbage rains down on them from above like rice at a wedding. Also, most people ignore how FUNNY this movie is, despite it's heartbreaking subject matter. This is an enjoyable movie, not a punishment, or a slog through the mud. After seeing this movie, a friend of mine was so moved, she packed up everything she had and moved to London, where she lived on the streets for a year, trying to form a punk band. I'd recommend this movie to anyone, not just punks or Sex Pistols fans. It's appeal is much more universal than that. To me, this movie exemplifies my idea of true love. It isn't always pretty. It can drag you over glass, lead you to your grave, debase, humiliate, and destroy you. But it's a connection so strong that you can't deny it. And it's so beautiful that you really don't care if it kills you.


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