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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.

Director:

Randall Miller

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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.

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

CBGB & OMFUG stands for Country, Blue Grass (and) Blues & Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers. See more »

Goofs

Hilly specifically requires all performers to play all-original material and no covers, yet Blondie is depicted performing their cover of the 1963 doo-wop hit "Denise" (gender-reversed to "Denis"). See more »

Quotes

Hilly Kristal: What do you expect to do around here?
Lisa Kristal: Well, what do you do around here?
Hilly Kristal: Do you want a job or do you want to fight?
Lisa Kristal: I asked you for a job.
Hilly Kristal: Fine.
[she hands him the Josh Feigenbaum article and he gives it a once-over]
Hilly Kristal: Okay. To start with, bands will sound check from 4:00 to 6:00.
Taxi: Yeah.
Hilly Kristal: I'll post the lineup at 7:30. And bands don't get to decide the order. They fight, they're out.
Lisa Kristal: Got it. Anything else?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

"This film is dedicated to... Hilly Kristal and all those who worked at and lived at CBGB. MAY THEY ROCK ON FOREVER! No animals were harmed during the making of this film... The cockroach guts were Fig Newtons. And we know that Iggy Pop never played at CBGB... Just deal with it." See more »

Connections

References White Zombie (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Ain't Nothin' to Do
Written by Stiv Bators & Cheetah Chrome
Performed by The Dead Boys (as Dead Boys)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Go see this movie!
24 September 2013 | by gesher-800-21308See all my reviews

Look, full disclosure: I didn't have any of the baggage of ever hearing of or being at CBGB. I lied to get into the preview: (I'm sixty one and the cutoff was 60). I didn't fancy myself a fan of punk. Didn't really even know what it was. I LOVED this movie start to finish. The story, the texture, the music all lifted me into a different world. The cuts between this punk magazine and this story amazed me as they worked. The music is a dream collection and the quirky story of the accidental birth of this genre of music made me smile end to end. That there is a Jewish back story to punk music, the Godfather of punk, the lunacy of swastika sporting musicians given their chance in life by a Yid, just made it the sweeter. If this movie makes it to your area ever (which it probably won't in Portland, Oregon), race to it and enjoy!


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