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The Dirt (2019)

TV-MA | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 22 March 2019 (USA)
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Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.

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Jeff Tremaine

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Rich Wilkes (screenplay), Amanda Adelson (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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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 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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Based on Mötley Crüe's 2001 best-selling autobiography, THE DIRT is an unflinching story about sex, drugs, rock 'n roll, fame, and the high price of excess. Director Jeff Tremaine shows us just how Nikki Sixx (Douglas Booth), Mick Mars (Iwan Rheon), Tommy Lee (Colson Baker), and Vince Neil (Daniel Webber) took Mötley Crüe from the Sunset Strip to the world stage, and what it meant to become the world's most notorious rock band. Written by Netflix

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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

Tommy Lee did not meet Heather Locklear at a party in Vince Neil's home in 1984. In real life, they met backstage after an REO Speedwagon concert after Lee's accountant introduced him to her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nikki Sixx: [narrating] The 1980s, the worst fucking decade in human history. Preppies and keyboards, stupid haircuts, Jazzercise, and "Just Say No". It all fucking sucked! So what do you do when you're born in the wrong time? You make it yours. And that's what we did to the Sunset Strip.
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References The Fall Guy (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Red Hot
Written by Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil
Performed by Mötley Crüe
Courtesy of Motley Records
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Great escapism and nostalgic movie 🎥
22 March 2019 | by stuart-42348See all my reviews

Great movie that takes you back in time and if you lived through that time then its a nostalgic trip. It's rude, loud and crude, but that's the Crue, so if you're offended then why the hell are you watching it. Sure some timelines are a little all over the place and there are a number of key Crue moments that are left out or glossed over. However at 1hr and 48mins it's to be expected. This is a movie that should have ran for a full 3 hours and really dragged you in, but instead it was nearly 2 hours of fast paced fun, debouchous, alcohol (and drug) fueled escapism, which is what the Crue are and were all about for many growing up. Throw in there the tissue moments as well as the self reflection and you've a movie that could easily see a sequel.


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