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The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998)

The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film that follows the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers.

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Penelope Spheeris

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Chambers Stephen Chambers ... Himself
Flea ... Himself
Gary Fredo ... Himself (LAPD)
Ron Martinez Ron Martinez ... Himself - Final Conflict
Keith Morris ... Himself
Michael Orr Michael Orr ... Pinwheel
Rick Wilder Rick Wilder ... Himself (The Mau-Maus)
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The Decline of Western Civilization III is a 1998 documentary film that follows the gutter punk lifestyle of homeless teenagers.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Падение западной цивилизации 3 See more »

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Spheeris Films See more »
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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This film was not released on DVD/Blu-Ray until June 2015. The director stated that she could not release the film previously without giving up the rights to the first two movies, which she elected not to do. See more »

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References The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) See more »

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Death of Punk?
24 August 1999 | by ZooNaRaSee all my reviews

Before seeing this movie, i heard a bit of hype that it was the bell tolling the end of Punk. Now, i wouldn't attribute it with that kind of importance, but in defense of that statement, the music of the bands depicted in this installment of the "Decline of Western Civilization" series, pales in comparison to the music of the bands featured in the first of the series, (i.e. the Germs, the Circle Jerks). But, it must be said that this movie is more about the lives of a handful of homeless punks in LA. It is a touching film, despite Penelope Spheeris' constantly embarrassing and exploitive interviewing techniques. The punks in the film are too interesting to be exploited to the point of their own embarrassment, however, but i couldn't help but want to see their lives documented by a better, more trustworthy director.


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