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The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 22 March 2019 (USA)
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The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.

Director:

Jeff Tremaine

Writers:

Amanda Adelson, Tommy Lee (book) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Machine Gun Kelly ... Tommy Lee (as Colson Baker)
Erin Ownbey ... Excited Partygoer
Douglas Booth ... Nikki Sixx
Aaron Jay Rome ... Kayla's Boyfriend
Daniel Webber ... Vince Neil
Alyssa Marie Stilwell ... Kayla (as Alyssa Stillwell)
Brittany Furlan ... Biker Chick
Iwan Rheon ... Mick Mars
Trace Masters ... Frank Feranna, Jr., Age 8
Matthew Underwood ... Gino (as Matthew Clinton Underwood)
Kathryn Morris ... Deana
Vince Mattis ... Frank Feranna, Jr. (as Vince Robert Mattis)
Mark Ashworth ... Deana's Boyfriend
Avis-Marie Barnes ... Officer
Eleanor T. Threatt ... County Clerk
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The story of how Mötley Crüe came to be one of the most notorious rock 'n roll groups in history.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brud See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Trivia

The actors playing the band members of Mötley Crüe all learned how to play Mötley songs such as "Looks That Kill". Rehearsals were posted on the actors Instagram accounts. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Nikki and Tommy audition band members in 1981, Tommy wears a Hulkamania t-shirt. Hulkamania was not coined by the World Wrestling Federation until 1984. See more »

Quotes

[Ozzy Osbourne arrives at the pool, wearing only a bath robe]
Ozzy Osbourne: Let's have some fucking fun, huh?
Nikki Sixx: Morning, Oz.
[Ozzy approaches an elderly couple]
Ozzy Osbourne: Oh, you guys need some drinks, eh? Well, drinks are on me.
[Ozzy moons the elderly woman with a dollar bill stuck between his buttocks]
Ozzy Osbourne: Take it. Go on! Come on! It's like a piggy bank in there. All right, I'll just leave it there for you.
[the elderly couple leaves in disgust while Ozzy approaches Mötley Crüe]
Ozzy Osbourne: Drinks are on me! Drinks are on me!
Tommy Lee: Morning, ...
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Connections

References The Fall Guy (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Solid Gold Easy Action
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
Courtesy of Spirit Records, Inc.
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The wait was worth it!
22 March 2019 | by maccas-56367See all my reviews

"The Dirt" Drinking Game: take a shot of Jack Daniels whenever you hear the words "dude", "man" or "chicks". Take a shot for each bare breast you see. Check yourself into rehab 1.5 hours later.

I had been waiting to see this film for 12 years - ever since 17-year-old-me first read "The Dirt". It doesn't disappoint. In fact, it was way more enjoyable and fun than I thought it would be. It's cringeworthy, cheesy as hell and over-the-top - but then so is 80s rock. "The Dirt" seems self-aware of this though and doesn't take itself too seriously. It regularly breaks that fourth wall to hilarious effect.

It's basically a comedy with a side of debauchery, partying and drug addiction. Oh and there's occasionally some awesome music thrown in too. It follows the four band member narratives just like in the book - and it works. I came away with Mick Mars having become my new favourite member of Mötley Crüe. I feel they got the personalities dead-on.

Given the length of the book, this rollercoaster felt like it was over all too soon. Still, it was fun while it lasted - much like the career of Motley itself. Go into this with an open mind, don't take it too seriously and just enjoy the ride.

Most fun I've had watching a movie in ages. I'm off to go spin my copy of "Dr Feelgood" now!


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