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The Filth and the Fury (2000)

A film about the career of the notorious punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.

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Julien Temple
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Cook ... Himself
Steve Jones ... Himself
John Lydon ... Himself (as Johnny Rotten)
Glen Matlock ... Himself
Sid Vicious ... Himself (archive footage)
Malcolm McLaren ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Alice Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
Stewart Copeland ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronnie Corbett ... Himself (archive footage)
Bryan Ferry ... Himself (archive footage)
Stephen Fisher Stephen Fisher ... Himself (Sex Pistols' lawyer) (archive footage)
Alice Fox Alice Fox ... Woman in crowd (voice)
Bill Grundy Bill Grundy ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Hall Eric Hall ... Himself (as Eric 'Monster' Hall)
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A documentary about the punk band The Sex Pistols. The film tries to lighten some of the backgrounds of their way through the punk era while telling the story of the band from zero back to zero. Features lots of interviews and comments of folks who were involved. Written by Oliver Heidelbach

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A Sex Pistols film - uncut, unseen, unbelievable.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language, drugs and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

I goiteia tis orgis See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,305, 2 April 2000

Gross USA:

$612,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$612,192
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Bill Grundy: Beethoven, Mozart, Bach and Brahms have all died...
John Lydon: They're all heroes of ours, ain't they?
Bill Grundy: Really... what? What were you saying, sir?
John Lydon: They're wonderful people.
Bill Grundy: Are they?
John Lydon: Oh yes, they really turn us on.
Steve Jones: But they're dead!
Bill Grundy: Well, suppose they turn other people on?
John Lydon: [under his breath] That's just their tough shit.
Bill Grundy: It's what?
[...]
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »

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Way Over (In Dub)
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Superb docu film and essential for everyone
4 March 2003 | by K.I.T.H.See all my reviews

Was recommended this by a pistols fan who is also into the Punk scene. Not being a Pistols fan I was unsure but my friends tastes are similar so gave it a try. Very pleased I did. It's a thoroughly enjoyable docu film with some great footage and really encompasses the whole scene. It's amazing how times have moved on really and this is also a look at how society was so stuck up it's own arris here in the UK at that period.

John Lydon has always been much more than just a yob of a front man as every interview I have ever heard with him he has always spoken with true meaning and passion. This has not changed my mind and you cannot help but be moved by his interview, especially on the death of Sid. The best moments for me are the interviews and clips of journalist Nick Kent, an absolute 'kent' if ever there was one. As a big Adam Ant fan it was nice to see some footage of the man behind the song "Press Darlings", and boy did he come up trumps. What a complete.... It also reveals McLaren to be the compete t**t he was too. A great film for everyone with even a passing interest in music and not just punk. It's about a change in ideals and the times. And very well done. 9/10 as it does what it sets out to do very very well.


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