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Stoned (2005)

A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.

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Stephen Woolley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gregory ... Brian Jones
Paddy Considine ... Frank Thorogood
David Morrissey ... Tom Keylock
Ben Whishaw ... Keith Richards
Tuva Novotny ... Anna Wohlin
Amelia Warner ... Janet
Monet Mazur ... Anita Pallenberg
Luke de Woolfson ... Mick Jagger
David Walliams ... Accountant
David Williams David Williams ... Speecy
Gary Love ... Jeff
Johnny Shannon Johnny Shannon ... Landlord
Melanie Ramsay Melanie Ramsay ... Mrs. Thorogood
Rüdiger Rudolph ... Volker
Will Adamsdale ... Andrew Loog-Oldham
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Storyline

Fact-based story about the drug-addled and sordid life of The Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones. Unfortunately the story moves so quickly into the sensationalized decadence and drug-induced state of Jones, that the unknowing viewer has to wonder why anyone would care. There are only a few framing sequences with members of The Stones, particularly Keith Richards, that show they had a great respect for him and tried to bring him back into the band as he drifted away. Mixed into the destruction of Jones is a common builder, Frank Thorogood, who is given the unenviable task of trying to please Jones by rebuilding his estate and to watch him per Jones' manager's instructions. Thorogood's life is so far removed from all of the sex and drugs that he sees, that he envies and desires the tawdry life as well, but never quite fits in. Unfortunately, at least according to this film and according to a supposed death bed confessional of Thorogood in 1993, it led to Thorogood's murder of Jones in a... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

the wild and wicked world of Brian Jones See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Intandem Films [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stoned - A História Secreta dos Rolling Stones See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,409, 26 March 2006

Gross USA:

$38,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,758
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In the scene where Frank takes his fake eye out you can clearly see his own eyes in the mirror as he "takes" it out. See more »

Quotes

Brian Jones: Thanks for making a marytr of me. If it wasn't for you i'd still be alive and, no one would care.
Tom Keylock: You know that isn't true. It was you screwing with Frank's head what did it, because you had nothing better to do. But you did know her...
Brian Jones: Anita.
Tom Keylock: You just had to go and screw it up, didn't ya? Your problem is, you were never happy - even Frank was happy.
Brian Jones: You're wrong you know Tom. I was happy, somewhere in the middle there. The thing with happiness was... It was boring.
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Connections

References Top of the Pops (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Love in Vain
Words and Music by Robert Johnson
Performed by Haley Glennie-Smith
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Not That Bad
20 November 2005 | by fbradley3See all my reviews

I actually read 2 of the 3 books written about Jones and his demise, and if nothing else, the film is an accurate portrayal of the books. If you want to know what the last few months of his life were like, and also get a brief overview of how he got there (via flashbacks), then this movie will do it for you. If you want something else, then perhaps not. I would rather see a film on a subject like this get made with a low budget than not get made at all. Yes, some of the acting is bad, but some is very good as well. My only strong complaint is that the editing -- especially the sound editing -- is really poor. Especially the cuts/fades/transitions.


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