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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.

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David Chase

Writer:

David Chase
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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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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:

Not Fade Away 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, 23 December 2012

Gross USA:

$610,792

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$636,399
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Most feature films slot 1-2 percent of production costs for the music budget, but in "Fade', music supervisor Steven Van Zandt, had about 10% of the $20-million-plus budget or at least $2 million. See more »

Goofs

They suggest the Beatles were first played on American radio in Dec 1963, but in reality they were first played in early 1963 and the song was 'Please Please Me' , not 'I want to Hold Your Hand'. WLS in Chicago charted it for the weeks of March 8 and March 15, 1963. WLS was the first station in America to play the Beatles nearly a year before the outbreak of Beatlemania across the country. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Evelyn: I have to write this term's paper, and I wrote about how America has given the world two inventions of enormous power. One is nuclear weapons. The other is rock and roll. It's a question I wrote. Which one is gonna win out in the end?
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Connections

References The Red Skelton Hour (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

The St. Valentines Day Massacre
Written by Steven Van Zandt
Vocals performed by John Magaro and Jack Huston
Produced by Steven Van Zandt
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band movement
27 May 2013 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

David Chase's "Not Fade Away" looks at what it was like to come of age in the '60s. The main focus is a New Jersey teenager who decides to join a band, but there are clear signs of everything that was going on: the Vietnam War, the generation gap, racial tensions, and Dean Martin's mean-spirited comment about the Beatles. Contrary to the previous reviewer, I would say that this movie is better than "Almost Famous". The latter was too fluffy and came across as a sanitized look at its era. This one is very upfront about what sorts of things happened (including some very tense scenes). And the final line poses a good question about how we as Americans want to be known to the world. Can we eventually look to our best qualities to do what's right?

Anyway, this is a good movie. It's got great music and brings up some important points. I recommend it.


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