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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 quickiemarts.

Director:

Gregg Araki

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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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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 quickiemarts.

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Sex. Mayhem. Whatever. See more »


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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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doom Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,812, 29 October 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$259,319
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Famously given zero stars by Roger Ebert. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Blue: Fuck.
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Crazy Credits

"Go out and buy the fucking soundtrack album, available on CD and cassette on American Recordings." See more »


Soundtracks

One (The Full-On Jack Dangers Mix)
Performed by Bigod 20
Written by Markus Nikolai / Zip Campisi
Courtesy of Reprise Records/Zoth Ommog by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Welcome on the road to Hell!! This is Araki's world
13 May 2004 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

The opening credits claim this is a `heterosexual' movie by Gregg Araki… Now that statement is still open for discussion. Something that isn't open of discussion is the fact Araki created one of the meanest, most good-looking pieces of trash of the 90's! Imagine yourself a lesser-hyped version of `Natural Born Killers' and exclude that last bit of political correctness. It seems like Araki was testing how far he could go…and then cheerfully exaggerated some more. The Doom Generation is a speed-driven and absurd road movie against all forms of good taste. A young couple, accompanied by a trigger-happy madman, faces the most eccentric situations and deal with the most extravagant characters. The film contains a lot of violence but even more absurd and demoralizing humor, so the whole thing never really becomes disturbing or provocative. Lots of naughty language and nudity, though! Rose McGowan's character Amy is the closest thing to a cult/trash queen we saw in the 90's and her naked body is always a joy to behold. James Duvall (sort of like Araki's lead in his entire teenage-alienation trilogy) is terrific as the confused teenager with the `whatever' attitude! Gregg Araki's visions are downright brilliant from time to time. Many people don't seem to think so (just check the other comments around here) but his film is extremely stylish and a perfect portrayal of a pop culture generation. Heck, even his colorful slang – which includes a whole dictionary of genitalia synonyms – alone is worth the effort. The Doom Generation is one the most special films of the past decade and it really deserves the cult-followings it developed over the years. Check it out if you're open-minded, not quickly offended and not faint of heart!


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