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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 ... 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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one man. two journeys. 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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New York Doll See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,583, 30 October 2005

Gross USA:

$219,672

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,136
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One Potato Productions See more »
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Amazing and Inspirational
1 November 2005 | by DonnaGraysonDotComSee all my reviews

I went to see "New York Doll" expecting to see a Rock documentary. Instead I found the movie to be a touching and heartfelt look at a former rock stars religious conversation.

Arthur "Killer" Kane hit rock bottom with alcohol, but he turned to the Bible and to his church. Its an amazing story about how having faith can really help you change your life and fulfill your dream.

I liked that the movie was not preachy against rock music. It showed his Ministers and how they spiritually supported his decision to play again with the band. And I think Arthur portrayed such a fine example of his Morman faith when he got back together with his band mates and dealt with the bad feelings of the past.

The film interviews both Rock Stars, and Mormon Church Members, all talking about Arthur and the New York Dolls. In doing this, it shows both sides of Arthur Kane - the RockStar, and the Devout Mormon. This is a very touching tribute to this member of the New York Dolls.


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