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What We Do Is Secret (2007)

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The true-life story of Darby Crash, who became an L.A. punk icon after getting kicked out of high school and forming The Germs with a collection of friends who have little experience with their instruments or playing music.

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Rodger Grossman
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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 Cardwell
Rachael Santhon ... Malissa Hutton
Ashton Holmes ... Rob Henley
Keir O'Donnell ... Chris Ashford
Lauren German ... Belinda
Sebastian Roché ... Claude 'Kickboy Face' Bessey
Amy Halloran ... Becky Barton / Donna Rhia
Missy Doty ... Amber
Ray Park ... Brendan Mullen
Azura Skye ... Casey Cola
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The true-life story of Darby Crash, who became an L.A. punk icon before taking his own life in 1980. After getting kicked out of high school, Darby forms The Germs with a collection of friends who have little experience with their instruments or playing music; Pat Smear, Lorna Doom and Don Bolles. After a few disastrous gigs, the band begins to click and Darby and The Germs soon find themselves the talk of the L.A. punk scene. When hard drugs enter the picture, Darby starts alienating those closest to him and when The Germs collapse, he's at a loss to figure out what comes next.

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shane West and Lauren German previously worked together as the lead roles in A Walk To Remember. See more »

Goofs

When the band appears on "Rodney on the ROQ" with Rodney Bingenheimer, the banner in the background promotes KROQ as being frequency 107.6. KROQ is broadcast at frequency 106.7. 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

Sexboy
Performed By The Germs (as Germs)
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Eh...
19 January 2017 | by EnjoyablePresenceSee 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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