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CBGB (2013)

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A look at the New York City punk-rock scene and the venerable nightclub, CBGB.

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Randall Miller

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This 47-minute piece of video verite captures an iconic band and front woman on the rise playing in their natural habitat: New York's legendary CBGB

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Rickman ... Hilly Kristal
Malin Akerman ... Debbie Harry
Justin Bartha ... Stiv Bators
Richard de Klerk ... Taxi
Johnny Galecki ... Terry Ork
Kyle Gallner ... Lou Reed
Ashley Greene ... Lisa Kristal
Rupert Grint ... Cheetah Chrome
Estelle Harris ... Bertha Kristal
Taylor Hawkins ... Iggy Pop
Ryan Hurst ... Mad Mountain
Stana Katic ... Genya Ravan
Joel David Moore ... Joey Ramone
Ahna O'Reilly ... Mary Harron
Freddy Rodríguez ... Idaho
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Storyline

CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its concept as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police. Written by anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom.

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Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and a scene of violence. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

CBGB: O Berço do Punk Rock See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,909, 6 October 2013

Gross USA:

$40,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,400
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In CBGB, Ryan Hurst plays Mad Mountain,the lead biker in a gang called Titans of Hell. He also played Gerry Bertier in Remember the Titans (2000) as well as another biker, Opie, in Sons of Anarchy (2008). See more »

Goofs

Songs played in the movie by The Ramones, are Spirit in My House and I Got Knocked Down (But I'll Get Up) recorded by Joey Ramone in 2000 and 2001, 32 years after the movie takes place and 4 years after The Ramones broke up. See more »

Quotes

Hilly Kristal: [agreeing to let Television play at CBGB] Only original music.
Terry Ork: You got it. Ah, that way you get to avoid paying ASCAP fees.
Hilly Kristal: It's a philosophy.
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Crazy Credits

Dailies by: Nextlab Digital Services Nightlies by: Your Mom See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: Die Hard (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Careful
Written by Tom Verlaine
Performed by Television
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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It was good!
23 October 2013 | by jimmi-598-813159See all my reviews

I saw it on the big screen, and it was good! The film comes with a great soundtrack and lots of laughs too. The theater audience around me seemed to be enjoying the film. I was there at CBGB during this time period, and my band The Laughing Dogs played there. One of our songs is in the soundtrack. I am glad that this movie was made and I appreciate that the movie preserves the history of the place and of Hilly Kristal. Hilly provided opportunities to a lot of bands and a place for bands to play their original music. Many bands got signed with record labels after performing at CBGB. I found the sets and characters looked like the real thing, as if I was back there. I have written a more thorough review on my website.


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