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American Hardcore (2006)

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The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986

Director:

Paul Rachman

Writers:

Steven Blush (book), Steven Blush

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucky Lehrer Lucky Lehrer ... Himself
Vic Bondi Vic Bondi ... Himself
Joe Keithley ... Himself (as Joey 'Shithead' Keithley)
Keith Morris ... Himself
Angie Sciarappa Angie Sciarappa ... Herself
Nancy Barile Nancy Barile ... Herself
Mike Watt Mike Watt ... Himself
David Markey David Markey ... Himself (as Dave Markey)
Jordan Schwartz Jordan Schwartz ... Himself
Howard Saunders Howard Saunders ... Himself
Perry Webb Perry Webb ... Himself
Ian MacKaye ... Himself
Bobby Steele Bobby Steele ... Himself
Greg Hetson ... Himself
Richard 'Crispy' Crammer Richard 'Crispy' Crammer ... Himself
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Storyline

Inspired by Steven Blush's book "American Hardcore: A tribal history" Paul Rachman's feature documentary debut is a chronicle of the underground hardcore punk years from 1979 to 1986. Interviews and rare live footage from artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, SS Decontrol and the Dead Kennedys. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language including sex and drug references | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Hardcore: The History of American Punk Rock 1980 - 1986 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,102, 24 September 2006

Gross USA:

$279,665

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$376,057
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite this movie talking about how Reagan's presidency gave inspiration to the whole hardcore punk scene, New York Hardcore Punk band Reagan Youth is nowhere to be heard in this documentary. See more »

Connections

References The Killers (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Way Of The World
Written by Will Shatter (as W. Shatter) and Flipper
Performed by Flipper
© Reppilf Music (BMI) 1982
Used by Permission
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peek into an outsider world
23 December 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

During the early 80s Reagan era, punk music takes hold as people rebel against pop rock and the last of disco. This chronicles the hardcore punk scene starting from 78 Southern California with many of the fans and musicians involved.

It's an exhausting recounting of really angry music. Honestly, it was never my kind of music but it is fascinating to see the story. This is not a music concert. This is a small peek into an outsider community. It uses a long string of talking head and old performance footages. Some of the people are recognizable to any passing music fans. Most are people from bands that only fans would know. They are mostly underground bands and they don't usually get on the radio.


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