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We Are Twisted Fucking Sister! (2014)

They were the Grand Funk of Glam and the NY Dolls of Metal. Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While microcosm of Punk/New Wave ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Sally Avellino Sally Avellino ... Herself
Donna Boccuzzi Donna Boccuzzi ... Herself
Garry Bushell Garry Bushell ... Himself
Phil Carson Phil Carson ... Himself
Mike Corcione Mike Corcione ... Himself
Fingers Fingrz Fingers Fingrz ... Himself
Jason Flom Jason Flom ... Himself
Jay Jay French Jay Jay French ... Himself
Joe Gerber Joe Gerber ... Himself
Dave Gillespie Dave Gillespie ... Himself
Peter Hackett Peter Hackett ... Himself
Mark Hitt Mark Hitt ... Himself
Martin Hooker Martin Hooker ... Himself
Randy Jackson Randy Jackson ... Himself
Bobby Jordan Bobby Jordan ... Himself
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They were the Grand Funk of Glam and the NY Dolls of Metal. Some considered Twisted Sister a joke, others called them the greatest bar band in the world. While microcosm of Punk/New Wave was taking over NYC in the mid 70s - early 80s, Twisted Sister was battling their way to the top of a vast suburban, cover-band bar scene that surrounded NYC in a 100 mile radius, yet existed in a parallel universe. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Germany | USA

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English

Release Date:

19 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are Twisted F*cking Sister! See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,804, 21 February 2016

Gross USA:

$8,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,277
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Now The World Will Finally Know!
5 December 2014 | by Doin2001See all my reviews

NEWS FLASH! There was a Twisted Sister before 1984 & they were a ferocious Rock & Roll machine that dominated the New York Tri-state area club circuit, while destroying everything in its path including Disco. "We Are Twisted F*cking Sister!" has taken the long & grinding road, just like the featured subject, but instead of 5 guys slugging it out nightly in the clubs, you have one determined film maker believing in their story named Andrew Horn. The film documents the beginnings, as founding member Jay Jay French & his band Silver Star, a Glam Rock cover act, which would eventually morph into Twisted Sister in early 1973. It is evident from the beginning that Mr. Horn has done his "homework," as the documentation of the history of the band will have the die-hard fan (SMF) contemplating their so called knowledge & have the average movie goer completely intrigued by the story….and what a story it is! This is not your average "Love Affair" of a documentary, which is breath of fresh air, as there are no "stars" convincing the audience why Twisted Sister was the greatest band, instead the film maker opted to have commentary from band members, club owners, record company executives and fans….which I might add, came off much more interesting & sincere. If you are looking for the typical cliché of Sex, Drugs & Rock 'N Roll, you can stop right here. For the most part, Twisted Sister was a sober band and would have to be, in order to keep up with their grueling schedule that kept them in the Clubs & Bars for nearly 10 years….That's right, 10 years! Mr. Horn cleverly mixes a lot of "Twisted Comedy," in with the ongoing struggle for that elusive Record Deal. New York was a very dangerous & different place the years Twisted Sister reigned over the club circuit in Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey & Connecticut and is evident by the stories and great raw footage of the band during the 70's & 80's. The film maker does an outstanding job of smashing down any preconceived notions one may have or thought that the band was just some joke and overnight sensation. The documented history & stories will have you walking away believing that Twisted Sister could quiet possibly be the toughest & hardest working band that Rock 'N Roll has ever seen, while really driving home the point that you should never give up on what you believe in, no matter what….and that is the underlying theme of the movie! The movie clocks in just over 2 hours, but honestly I was in such a "zone," while watching it, that I really didn't even notice the time. Finally, when Twisted Sister is signed to Atlantic Records in 1983 that is where the movie ends…..I hope that the film will eventually be released around the world for everybody to see, because it's not just a movie for fans, it's a movie for everyone.


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