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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$606,643, 16 July 2000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Bill Grundy: Are you worried or are you enjoying yourself?
Siouxsie Sioux: I'm enjoying myself.
Bill Grundy: Are you? That's what I thought you were doing.
Siouxsie Sioux: I always wanted to meet you.
Bill Grundy: We'll meet after, shall we?
Steve Jones: You dirty sod! You dirty old man!
Bill Grundy: Keep going, chief, keep going. You've got another 5 seconds. Say something outrageous.
Steve Jones: You dirty bastard.
Bill Grundy: Go on, again.
Steve Jones: You dirty fucker.
[...]
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Connections

References The Muppet Show (1976) See more »

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Pictures of Lily
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Special Markets
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Best music documentary I've ever seen!
4 September 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

'The Filth And The Fury' isn't only the best music-related documentary I've ever seen, but one of the best documentaries ever made on ANY subject. Julian Temple succeeds in blending archival footage of the band, various ads, rock videos, news reports, TV comedians, Olivier's 'Richard III', and recent interviews, and by this manages to put the Sex Pistols in a musical, political and CULTURAL context. If that sounds pretentious, the movie is anything but. It is fabulously entertaining but at the same time is a fascinating, insightful HONEST portrait that should appeal to both die hard fans and novices.

So few movies or TV shows treat music seriously, or show that it can be much more than mass-produced trivialized entertainment. 'The Filth And The Fury' does exactly that and is all the more powerful for it. A revelatory piece of film! I hope every rock'n'roll fan turns off MTV and watches this instead. If they did the music world would be a much better place.


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