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Not Fade Away (2012)

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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.


David Chase


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





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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »


Box Office


$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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Set in suburban New Jersey in the 1960s. See more »


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 »


Douglas: In Twilight Zone you see that in the end reality is not what it looks like.
Pat: Reality is too much what it looks like.
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Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »


Pick A Bale o' Cotton
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter), John A. Lomax, and Alan Lomax
Used by permission of Muscadet Productions, Inc.
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Nostalgic movie that cannot stand on its own.
2 October 2013 | by plasm-1See all my reviews

This is a movie that does not follow an exact straight line for the plot. It is not exactly sure what it is all about. In my opinion it stays fuzzy in that aspect until the end.

The idea behind the movie seems to be to transport the look and feel of the time the movie takes place in. Doing so it follows the adolescent years of a boy, his family and his struggle to make it in the music world. You will find many reviews that are very much in favor of this picture. I cannot share this view, which leads me to believe it needs for the viewer to have some experience with or interest in the decade it plays in (the 60's). Being born in 70's and having no interest whatsoever in the 60's historically or for the music, the movie had nothing to offer to me. That is bad storytelling in my opinion and lead to my low vote.

The plot remains fuzzy and stretched too far to make sense. I guess the acting was not too bad on some supporting roles, but i did not like the main characters too much. Seriously everything remained too shallow for me to care.

If you have fond memories of the time then by all means try it. Your personal experience will probably fill in the gaps and you will have a good time. Otherwise the good reviews are all inexplicable. If you are not interested in the era then keep your distance or you *WILL* regret it!

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