The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Rubin ... Self - producer
Tommy Ramone ... Self
Dee Dee Ramone ... Self - Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Johnny Ramone ... Self
Joey Ramone ... Self - Joey Ramone (as Jeff Hyman)
The Stooges ... Themselves (archive footage)
Ricky Salem Ricky Salem ... Self - neighborhood friend
Charlotte Lesher Charlotte Lesher ... Self - Joey's mother
Mark Ralin Mark Ralin ... Self - neighborhood friend
Mickey Leigh Mickey Leigh ... Self - Joey's brother
Legs McNeil ... Self - co-founder of Punk Magazine
Ramones ... Themselves (archive footage) (as The Ramones)
Roberta Bayley Roberta Bayley ... Self - CBGB door person / photographer
Arturo Vega Arturo Vega ... Self - Ramones art director
Monte Melnick Monte Melnick ... Self - Ramones tour manager
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Storyline

In 1974, the New York City music scene was shocked into consciousness by the violently new and raw sound of a band of misfits from Queens, called The Ramones. Playing in a seedy Bowery bar to a small group of fellow struggling musicians, the band struck a chord of disharmony that rocked the foundation of the mid-'70s music scene. This quartet of unlikely rock stars traveled across the country and around the world connecting with the disenfranchised everywhere, while sparking a movement that would resonate with two generations of outcasts across the globe. Although the band never reached the top of the Billboard charts, it managed to endure by maintaining a rigorous touring schedule for 22 years. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Johnny Ramone: If I'm running things like a sergeant in the army or something like that, maybe not everyone can handle that. But you need someone to make the decisions. Someone's gotta do something, otherwise you just flounder around, you know.
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Connections

Features Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

We're a Happy Family
Written by Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi), Joey Ramone (as Jeff Hyman)
Performed by Ramones
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
o/b/o/ Itself and Taco Tunes, Inc. (ASCAP) and Bleu Disque Music Co. (ASCAP)
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Excellent
26 July 2004 | by m0ntseSee all my reviews

what a laugh I had watching this film ! It's ridiculous that a band like The Ramones haven't got a proper DVD with their videos etc etc . . . and the documentary even though hasn't got any video as such has great interviews with Dee Dee (Uber Cool he is and funny as . . .) Johnny ( never though he was such an idiot), Joey ( a darling that never said anything bad about anyone), Marky and the rest of the musicians...and Areturo Vega the designer of their logo and official Ramones website and merchandising.

The early footage from the CBGB (1970 ish) it's incredibly funny and endearing along with arguments on stage that will make you laugh till you die, they were really excellent.

I am just a fan of this band and I will always have them close to my heart for their music, their attitude, their sense of humour and above all they cheer me up when I am down and this film just made me feel even closer to them.


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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,422, 22 August 2004

Gross USA:

$391,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$391,950
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Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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