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Not Fade Away (2012)

R | | Drama | 19 July 2013 (Turkey)
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Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Director:

David Chase

Writer:

David Chase
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Magaro ... Douglas
Jack Huston ... Eugene
Will Brill ... Wells
Brahm Vaccarella ... Joe Patuto
Gregory Perri ... Skip
James Gandolfini ... Pat
Bella Heathcote ... Grace Dietz
Molly Price ... Antoinette
Meg Guzulescu ... Evelyn
Dominique McElligott ... Joy Deitz
Christopher McDonald ... Jack Dietz
Brad Garrett ... Jerry Ragovoy
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Landers
Gerard Canonico Gerard Canonico ... Schindewulf
F. Michael Haynie ... The Bloat
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Storyline

On a train, Keith and Mick chat about the blues and the Rolling Stones are born. Douglas and Joe chat in front of a New Jersey music store, and a band is born: as Douglas's sister tells us, it's one of many that don't make it. We follow Douglas from high school (1963-64), when he sees himself as a loser, into the band, playing drums and singing backup - then as the front man. There are tensions, a breakup, an audition in front of a major player, and decisions. Douglas pursues Grace, a country-club gal with hip sensibilities who believes in him. There's also his father, working class, wanting Douglas to apply himself as he watches his own life fill with regrets. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Música e Rebeldia See more »

Filming Locations:

Pearl River, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,182, 21 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$607,327, 18 January 2013
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It's a directorial debut of The Sopranos creator David Chase. See more »

Goofs

Orlando's Army uniform has brass insignia on the right lapel, but it is missing from the left. The name tag above the right breast pocket is missing. As a private first class, he would have been in the Army long enough to have at least one or two ribbons, which should be above the left breast pocket. He should have a rifle qualification badge above the left breast pocket. He wears the unit insignia of the 25th Infantry Division on his left shoulder, which means that he was in the division at that time. The division, however, was in Viet Nam, making it highly unlikely that he would be at home in the U.S., wearing the winter uniform of a division in the tropics during the summer. See more »

Quotes

Pat: You and me are gonna tango my friend!
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Train Kept A Rollin
Written by Tiny Bradshaw, Howie Kay and Sydney Nathan
Vocals performed by John Magaro
Produced by Steven Van Zandt
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I Don't Get It
10 April 2017 | by siebertws13See all my reviews

Well made, well-acted, sporadically engrossing snapshot of a moment in time and some players in it that doesn't follow through (or even finish). It feels like a pilot for a TV series that didn't get picked up, with tons of loose ends dangling, but by the time we get there we don't much care anymore.

Setup is solid, characters are decently developed, dialog is mostly believable (I just don't think people dropped the F-bomb back in the early 60s the way they do here). But the story makes huge leaps in time, feels choppy and over-edited, and by the cheap cop-out ending--a character basically wanders onto the middle of the screen, breaks the fourth wall and starts addressing the audience to tell us what the movie's about--I was ready to throw up my hands.

Writer/Director David Chase is a genius, and you can see traces of it here, but this film feels unfinished. I didn't hate it, it's well made and the cast is appealing, but it's the epitome of a "meh" movie in the end.


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