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End of the Century (2003)

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The story of the punk rock band The Ramones.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rick Rubin ... Himself, producer
Tommy Ramone ... Himself
Dee Dee Ramone ... Himself - Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Johnny Ramone ... Himself
Joey Ramone ... Himself - Joey Ramone (as Jeff Hyman)
The Stooges ... Themselves (archive footage)
Ricky Salem Ricky Salem ... Himself, neighborhood friend
Charlotte Lesher Charlotte Lesher ... Herself, Joey's mother
Mark Ralin Mark Ralin ... Himself, neighborhood friend
Mickey Leigh Mickey Leigh ... Himself, Joey's brother
Legs McNeil ... Himself, co-founder of Punk Magazine
Ramones ... Themselves (archive footage) (as The Ramones)
Roberta Bayley Roberta Bayley ... Herself, CBGB door person / photographer
Arturo Vega Arturo Vega ... Himself, Ramones art director
Monte Melnick Monte Melnick ... Himself, Ramones tour manager
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Storyline

In 1974, the New York City music scene was shocked into consciousness by the violently new and raw sound of a band of misfits from Queens, called The Ramones. Playing in a seedy Bowery bar to a small group of fellow struggling musicians, the band struck a chord of disharmony that rocked the foundation of the mid-'70s music scene. This quartet of unlikely rock stars traveled across the country and around the world connecting with the disenfranchised everywhere, while sparking a movement that would resonate with two generations of outcasts across the globe. Although the band never reached the top of the Billboard charts, it managed to endure by maintaining a rigorous touring schedule for 22 years. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,422, 22 August 2004

Gross USA:

$391,950

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$391,950
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Joe Strummer: That's one thing I learned from the Ramones: "Slam! There's that number... where's the next one?" Because people are watching, people have got things to do! It's a busy world out there. Give it to them!
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Referenced in Revolutions (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock 'N' Roll High School
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin)
Performed by Ramones
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
o/b/o/ Itself and Taco Tunes, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Sire Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Classik Rock Doc!!!
13 October 2004 | by KhingKOBRASee all my reviews

I just returned from a screening of this film and what can I say other than WOW!!! As a life long fan of The Ramones I was very happy to see that this film was going to be playing as part of a annual documentary film festival not far from where I live... To see The Ramones in all their glory and up on the big screen no less was quite a thrill... I could ramble on about the content of the film but hell The Ramones tell their story so much better than I ever could so all I will say is that if you consider yourself a music fan than you quite simply MUST see this film... As a side note Michael Gramaglia, one of the directors of the film, was present along with his brother (who helped edit the film) at the screening and participated in a Q & A after the film and I am very happy to pass on that he mentioned that he had just inked a deal with Warner Bros. that should get a DVD of the film in the stores around next February or March which will include a bunch of extras including a lot more that Dee Dee had to say as well as Joe Strummer's interview in it's entirety... Also Michael hinted that he may be returning to similar subject matter soon for his next project... Yep you heard it here first... Warner Bros has approached Michael and his brother about possibly doing a doc about CBGB's... He said nothing is definite but let's all keep our fingers and toes crossed in hope that everything comes together for another classik film!!!


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