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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 overview, first billed only:
... Darby Crash
... Pat Smear
... Lorna Doom
... Don Bolles
... Michelle
... Jena
... Malissa
... Rob Henley
... Chris Ashford
... Belinda
... Claude 'Kickboy Face' Bessey
... Becky
... Amber
... Brendan Mullen
... Casey Cola
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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8 August 2008 (USA)  »

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То что мы делаем - тайна  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,888, 10 August 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$58,776, 17 October 2008
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In the film, Don Bolles is seen as joining the band in September 1977. In reality, Cliff Hanger was the band's drummer at this time, and Don did not join the band until several months later in early 1978. See more »

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During scene set at LA hot dog stand in late Seventies, huge wall menu in background reflects 2000 era fast food prices and even lists at least one soft drink not introduced until years later. See more »

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Darby Crash: Everything works in circles. Like sometimes you're doing something, and a year later you're back at the same point. You understand that? So circle one, is what we're doing now, and someday we'll probably do circle two.
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Five Years
Written and Performed by David Bowie
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Eh...
19 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

I'm a lifelong Germs fan. I loved the biography on Darby and was very excited to see this film. If you're a fan of the band, it is kind of cool to see them on screen doing their thing (not much video exists of the band so I'm used to articles and pictures). But overall, I did not enjoy it.

Unlike Sid and Nancy there are no memorable scenes and the film does not use music well. I challenge you to watch this and years later recall a scene as vividly as the "walking through the glass" scene in Sid and Nancy. Darby's inner struggles could have been explored in a fascinating way. They were not. This is just a basic run down of what the band looked like and where they hung out. I can't see any reason why anyone who isn't a huge Germs fan might enjoy this film. At the end a poem is read which Darby had written as a young teenager, but the actor messes up Darby's words. Appropriate.


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