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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years ()


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Documentary showcase, what life was like for the music artists living during the Los Angeles Heavy Metal scene in the mid and late 1980s.

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Bobby Dall ...
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Joey Scott Harges ...
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Gene Allen ...
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Mychal Davis ...
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J. Holmes ...
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Mark Michals ...
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Greg Steele ...
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David Black ...
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Chuck Burns ...
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Randy O ...
Himself (Odin vocalist)
Jeff Duncan ...
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Shawn Duncan ...
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Aaron Samson ...
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Frankie Jones ...
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Brian West ...
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Jeff Young ...
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Chuck Behler ...
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Lisa Altamirano
Cathy Amanti
Tammy Aseltine
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(as Lisa Axelrod)
Debra K. Beatty
Lisa Billings
Cindy D. Birmisa
Michele Bronson
Monica Calderon
Michelle Castro
Sylvia Cei
Lisa Chesney
Sandra Crawford
Gina Cummings
Casey Dobbs
Erika Escalera
Valerie Flavin
Yvette Flores
Kerry Fox
Kim Kelly Fox
Rik Fox
Mike Franzblau
Matthew Freeman
Monique Frigard
Janet Gardner ...
Herself (Vixen vocalist)
Therese Gelinas
Denise George
Brett Gordon
Sandra B. Holmes
Lani Huihui
Tommy Jon
Beth K.
Danny Kahn
Meredith Kiser
Jan Kuehnemund ...
Herself (Vixen guitarist)
Michael Lean
Suzette Marechal
Wendy Martini
Benjamin Mizrahi
Kristi Nelson
Terry O'Leary ...
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Carl Ochoa
Heather Ogg
Stevie Rachelle ...
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Kristine Raney ...
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Kimberly Ray
Chris Resch
David Resch
Eric Resch
Heidi Richman
Tony Riedell
Tammy Roskowich
Morgan Sandberg
Jamie L. Schusterick
Shay J. Smith
Simon Steele
Bobbie Tolusa
Candice A. Udd
Stephanie Vacari
Lorin Jean Vail
Celeste Valles
Tommy Wales
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Julie Wilson ...
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Holly Wynn
Joey Zaye
Melissa Zepeda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Desi Benjamin ...
18 year old Concert Promoter
Nadir D'Priest ...
Himself (London)
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Himself (Poison guitarist) (as C.C. Deville)
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Himself (Faster Pussycat vocalist)
Bill Gazzarri ...
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Lizzie Grey ...
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Chris Holmes ...
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Sandy Holmes ...
Herself (Chris Holmes' mother)
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Tawn Mastrey ...
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Share Pedersen ...
Herself (Vixen bassist)
Roxy Petrucci ...
Herself (Vixen drummer)
Darlyne Pettinicchio ...
Probation Officer
Jenn Thompson ...
(as Jenna Thompson)
Derek Damian Trujillo ...
Fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Penelope Spheeris

Produced by

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Paul Colichman ... executive producer
Jonathan Dayton ... producer
Valerie Faris ... producer
Guy J. Louthan ... associate producer

Cinematography by

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Jeff Zimmerman

Film Editing by

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Earl Ghaffari

Editorial Department

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Gordon Antell ... second assistant film editor

Production Management

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Eric Liekefet ... unit production manager

Sound Department

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Ara Ashjian ... sound recordist
Gregory Cheever ... sound recordist
Jeffrey J. Haboush ... re-recording mixer
Mark Hanes ... sound mixer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Greg Allen ... still photographer
Anthony Huljev ... best boy (as Anthony John-Huljev)
Julio Macat ... additional camera operator
Luc G. Nicknair ... first assistant camera: Megadeath interviews
Martin Pitts ... camera operator

Music Department

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Tim Devine ... soundtrack music executive producer
Ken Mary ... musician
Simon Steele ... composer: additional music

Other crew

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Skot Bright ... production assistant (as Richard Skot-Bright)
Michael Haddad ... craft service
Francis Mahoney ... production assistant
Todd Muscat ... production assistant
Erik Karsen Puhm ... commentary
Patrick Shiffrar ... production assistant
Anna Spheeris ... assistant: producers
Lee Waddell ... studio muscian: guitar

Thanks

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Sharon Osbourne ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines It's more than music...it's a way of life. See more »
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Parents Guide View content advisory »
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Also Known As
  • Schylek zachodniej cywilizacji, czesc II - Metalowe lata (Poland)
  • O Declínio da Civilização do Ocidente - Os Anos do Metal (Portugal)
  • Падение западной цивилизации 2: Года металла (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Os Anos do Heavy Metal - O Declínio da Civilização Ocidental (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Budget $500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In a 1999 interview, director Penelope Spheeris confessed that Ozzy Osbourne's orange juice pouring scene was faked, as some viewers suspected. The particular scene of the orange juice missing the glass was filmed at a different time and inserted into the clip. See more »
Goofs On the Blu-ray Disc menus, under commentary, Nadir D'Priest (singer from London) is incorrectly referred to as "THE Nadir D'Priest." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into 100 Most Metal Moments (2004). See more »
Soundtracks Under My Wheels See more »
Crazy Credits A clip of Bill Gazzarri appears after the credits, with a dance contest winner nowhere to be found. See more »
Quotes Alice Cooper: Rock and roll should corrupt kids enough to think. There's nothing wrong with thinking.
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