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New York Doll (2005)

A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.

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Greg Whiteley

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nina Antonia ... Herself
Bishop Bragg Bishop Bragg ... Himself
Clem Burke Clem Burke ... Himself
Leee Black Childers Leee Black Childers ... Himself
Steve Conte Steve Conte ... Himself
Bob Geldof ... Himself
Mara Hennessey Mara Hennessey ... Herself
Chrissie Hynde ... Herself
Frank Infante Frank Infante ... Himself
David Johansen ... Himself
Mick Jones ... Himself
Arthur Kane Arthur Kane ... Himself
Barbara Kane Barbara Kane ... Herself
Brian Koonin Brian Koonin ... Himself
Dawn Laureen Dawn Laureen ... Herself
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A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.

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From rock star to rock bottom and back. See more »

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Documentary | Music

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Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Нью-Йоркская куколка See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,583, 30 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$217,655, 12 March 2006
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One Potato Productions See more »
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This movie ROCKS on many levels!
2 December 2005 | by margeedollySee all my reviews

I loved this movie from start to finish. Simultaneously hilariously funny and movingly poignant, New York Doll is one of the most well-rounded and fulfilling documentaries/biographies I've seen. A screenwriter couldn't have created a more compelling story. I don't know how you could be disappointed by this film. And the music is amazing! Where can I get the soundtrack? At times I found myself laughing so hard that I missed the next funny part, so I'll obviously need to see the picture multiple times. The juxtaposition of music is so effective at illustrating the dichotomy between Killer Kane's lifestyles at various points in his life. All of the music is beautiful and moving, just in different directions. I was thrilled to learn of the far-reaching influence of the Dolls. Although I knew they were an influential force in the early '70s, I had NO idea of the reach they had. So many of my favorite bands were live and in person on this film and attesting to the inspiration they received from the Dolls. Also impressive was the raw use of graphics in illustrating musical family trees and timezones, both of the Dolls and of Killer's life. Although obviously at peace with himself and with his world, Killer Kane was a good example of the long-term effects of substance use (his unfortunate accidents notwithstanding). I highly recommend this film!


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