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Scumrock (2002)

A pretentious underground filmmaker struggles with his masterpiece while a scuzzy punkoid chick tries to keep her band from fading into obscurity.

Director:

Jon Moritsugu

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Cast

Credited cast:
Courtney Stephens Courtney Stephens ... Jelly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor of Aquitaine ... Charles Coddington
Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin
Matt Bonar Matt Bonar
Amy Davis ... Roxxy
Dustin Donaldson Dustin Donaldson
James Duval ... Drew
Peter Friedrich Peter Friedrich
Jennifer M. Gentile Jennifer M. Gentile
Chris Golden Chris Golden
Jenny Hacker Jenny Hacker
David Hahn David Hahn
Lance Hahn Lance Hahn ... Asian dude
Spencer Hicks Spencer Hicks
Cup Iwata Cup Iwata
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A pretentious underground filmmaker struggles with his masterpiece while a scuzzy punkoid chick tries to keep her band from fading into obscurity.

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It's Scumrock... not Punk Rock !

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2002 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

At An Angle Productions See more »
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Color:

Color
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The movie was shot on analog Hi-8, edited on linear VHS, and mastered onto Betacam SP. See more »

Soundtracks

Students For Scarves And Charm (JQ version)
by Casiotone For The Painfully Alone
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To hell with normality!
11 September 2009 | by saintmikeoneSee all my reviews

Now, this is not a good film in the same way that, say, The Godfather may be. Nor is it funny in a way you'd might expect. It's honest. Plain and simple. It makes little compromise, and that's why I love it so much. Moritsugu is possibly one of the best underground directors out there...

True, he reverts back to the scuzzy, punk-and-roll films he made early on in his career. Yet in ways, he takes bold new steps in a different direction completely. This is no Terminal USA. This movie is mature, and at times, it has a lot of heart. The plot is intentionally stingy and hard to follow early on, constantly jumping back and forth. However, its short segments only reflect the music it pays homage to. The characters are believable and well-acted. The score is totally rockin'. This is a movie you're gonna wanna watch more than once... and maybe even more than twice.

Hell, I've seen it four times!


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