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The Doom Generation (1995)

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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex-and-violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickie marts.

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Duval ... Jordan White
Rose McGowan ... Amy Blue
Johnathon Schaech ... Xavier Red
Cress Williams ... Peanut
Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy ... Gang of Goons
Dustin Nguyen ... Quickiemart Clerk
Margaret Cho ... Clerk's Wife
Lauren Tewes ... TV Anchorwoman
Christopher Knight ... TV Anchorman
Nicky Katt ... Carnoburger Cashier
Johanna Went Johanna Went ... Carnoburger Co-Worker
Perry Farrell ... Stop 'n' Go Clerk
Amanda Bearse ... Barmaid
Parker Posey ... Brandi
Salvator Xuereb ... Biker
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Storyline

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex-and-violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickie marts.

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Sex. Violence. Whatever. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong vicious violence, graphic sexuality, pervasive strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In all the publicity pictures for the film, Rose is wearing a bobbed black wig. The pictures were taken after the film was made, and her hair had since grown. Also, Johnathan's characters tattoo isn't in any publicity pictures (ex. Movie cover and soundtrack) See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Blue: Fuck.
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Crazy Credits

"A big no thanks to those who had no faith" See more »

Alternate Versions

The edited, R-rated version omits 13 minutes of footage, including explicit dialogue bits, sex scenes, and large portions of the ending. See more »

Connections

References Breathless (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Violator
Written and Performed by Extra Fancy
Courtesy of Butch Ditties
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Its a bad movie in a really good way
23 December 2004 | by marygoround2See all my reviews

The Doom Generation is an art film trying to please the audience that its making fun of. It has gratuitous violence and is pretty much a soft core porn. The dialog is poor at best. But these are the things that make it a "good" film. The movie is basically taking to task generation X, I mean there is after all a character named "X" who leads the two other "innocent" characters down the road to hell. The gratuitous violence is suppose to highlight the characters apathy toward fellow human beings. In the string of murders and violence that ensues the only time the 3 of them show remorse or concern is when they hit a dog on the road. They end the dogs suffering and bury it! And Amy says something to the effect of "Life Sucks".Out of all the human death they only show concern for themselves and the effect it will have on them, i.e. getting caught, but they all suffer for the poor dogs death. The sex, voyeurism, partner swapping etc. are just examples of more apathy and general selfishness-if it feels good do it. But your not even sure if it feels good because towards the end when the climax of violence is happening nobody seems overly upset that the sex has taken such a bad turn. Maybe Perry Farrel's earlier cameo is to get you to keep in mind the Jane's addiction lyric "... sex is violence"? Any way I could ramble on maybe I'm so brimming with insight because the first time I saw it I was high and then on finally re-watching it I was truly frightened by how many friends I have fit the film's stereotypes


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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Doom Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,812, 29 October 1995

Gross USA:

$284,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,785
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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