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What We Do Is Secret (2007)

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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane West ... Darby Crash
Rick Gonzalez ... Pat Smear
Bijou Phillips ... Lorna Doom
Noah Segan ... Don Bolles
Tina Majorino ... Michelle
Katharine Leonard ... Jena
Rachael Santhon ... Malissa
Ashton Holmes ... Rob Henley
Keir O'Donnell ... Chris Ashford
Lauren German ... Belinda
Sebastian Roché ... Claude 'Kickboy Face' Bessey
Amy Halloran ... Becky
Missy Doty ... Amber
Ray Park ... Brendan Mullen
Azura Skye ... Casey Cola
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

То что мы делаем - тайна See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,888, 10 August 2008

Gross USA:

$58,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,776
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

David Arquette was attached to play Darby Crash when the project was in development. See more »

Goofs

While The Germs play their show at the Orpuim, Darby Crash throws powdered sugar at The Damned for their harsh remarks. In the scene before Darby grabs the sugar you can clearly see that the lead singer of The Damned is already covered in powdered sugar. See more »

Quotes

Darby Crash: I just made Robby the drummer for The Germs.
Pat Smear: We can't play with Rob.
Darby Crash: I know.
Pat Smear: Oh, so you're not just killing yourself, you're killing our band. Darby, The Germs are the only thing any of us have really cared about...
Darby Crash: The Germs are dead, Pat. And you know that.
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Soundtracks

Police Story
Written by Greg Ginn (uncredited)
Performed By Black Flag
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Just saw the movie in Westwood and it was great!!!!
25 June 2007 | by ericsamaritanSee all my reviews

I just saw the Germs movie "What We Do Is Secret" in Westwood and it was awesome. The director and several of the actors were on hand which was cool. The music and lyrics of The Germs were a major part of my adolescent years in the early 80's. Usually rock n'roll bio pics just plain suck (they always do on VH1) and I was worried about this movie sucking since I am a huge Germs fan. It didn't suck, it ROCKED! The music was great. The acting was really well done. The directing was tight. The movie was paced well and it did a great job telling the story of a misunderstood band and it's front man, Darby Crash. This movie was obviously written and directed by someone who loved the Germs and it showed.

Hats off to the cast and crew for a job well done!!!!!


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