The Filth and the Fury


1h 48m 2000

Brief Synopsis

The Sex Pistols were in existence for only 26 months and recorded only one album, yet they changed the face of music forever. This is the story of the The Sex Pistols, charting their rise from the litter-stacked back streets of 70's London through their crucifixion by the British tabloids, canonisat

Film Details

Also Known As
Filth & the Fury, The, Filth and the Fury, L' Obscenite et la fureur: La veritable histoire des Sex Pistols, Obscenite et la fureur: La veritable histoire des Sex Pistols, L'
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Terry O'Neill
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

The Sex Pistols were in existence for only 26 months and recorded only one album, yet they changed the face of music forever. This is the story of the The Sex Pistols, charting their rise from the litter-stacked back streets of 70's London through their crucifixion by the British tabloids, canonisation by hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world and ultimate implosion while on tour in America. Along the way myths are debunked, scores are settled and the words of the band are heard for the first time as they step once and for all away from the shadow of their egomaniacal one-time manager Malcolm McLaren.

Crew

Viv Albertine

Archival Footage

Paul Anka

Song

Adam Ant

Other

Adam Ant

Special Thanks To

Arthur Askey

Special Thanks To

Rodney Bingenheimer

Other

David Bowie

Song Performer

David Bowie

Song

Janet Brown

Special Thanks To

Peter Button

Production

Anita Camarata

Producer

Jens Christensen

Foley Recordist

Peter Christopherson

Archival Footage

Cari Cohen

Other

Richard Conway

Special Thanks To

Paul Cook

Song

Alice Cooper

Song

Alice Cooper

Song Performer

Tommy Cooper

Special Thanks To

Ronnie Corbett

Special Thanks To

Felicity Cottrell

Foley Artist

Billy Dainty

Special Thanks To

Paul Davies

Sound Editor

Danny De Vito

Special Thanks To

Geordie Devas

Other

Geordie Devas

Cinematographer

Ken Dodd

Special Thanks To

Bryan Ferry

Song

Claude Francois

Song

Kaylin Frank

Music

Eric Gardner

Executive Producer

Nick Hanks

Production

Sally Hayman

Transcripts

Richard Hearne

Special Thanks To

John Hennessey

Sound Recordist

Benny Hill

Special Thanks To

Niven Howie

Editor

Elaine Hughes

Assistant Editor

Rod Hull

Special Thanks To

Nat Jackley

Special Thanks To

Jill Jones

Special Thanks To

Steve Jones

Song

Tracy Josephs

Special Thanks To

Lech Kawalski

Other

Lech Kawalski

Special Thanks To

Don Kirshner

Special Thanks To

Mary Koetting

Production

David Lande

Production

Don Lefts

Other

Don Lefts

Special Thanks To

John Lydon

Song

Glen Matlock

Song

Dave Mcgrath

Dubbing Mixer

Malcolm Mclaren

Other

Jill Meyers

Music

Miller

Song

Max Miller

Special Thanks To

Dennis Morris

Archival Footage

Scott Murphy

Special Thanks To

Derek Nimmo

Special Thanks To

Terry O'neill

Production Insurance

Bernard O'reilly

Dialogue Editor

Gail Paftinson

Special Thanks To

David Parkinson

Archival Footage

Janet Street Porter

Special Thanks To

Jacques Revaux

Song

Nick Robertson

Sound Recordist

John Sampson

Other

John Sampson

Special Thanks To

Nicky Sargent

Special Thanks To

Harish Shah

Production Accountant

Michael Shamberg

Special Thanks To

John Shearlaw

Researcher

Stacey Sher

Special Thanks To

Adam C Smith

Special Thanks To

Lorna Smith

Grader

Nancy Spungen

Other

Joe Stevens

Archival Footage

Ray Stevenson

Archival Footage

Jack Stew

Foley Artist

Rod Stewart

Song Performer

Gary Stiffelman

Production

Andrew Stirk

Sound Dubbing

Amanda Temple

Producer

Gilles Thibault

Song

Chris Thomas

Special Thanks To

D Thomas

Song

John Tiberi

Special Thanks To

John Tiberi

Other

Geoff Tookey

Sound Recordist

Peter Townshend

Song

Cassandra Ulinski

Assistant

Max Wall

Special Thanks To

Paul Webster

Special Thanks To

Jonathan A Weisgal

Executive Producer

Jim Wilson

Special Thanks To

Norman Wisdom

Special Thanks To

Lars Woodruffe

On-Line Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Filth & the Fury, The, Filth and the Fury, L' Obscenite et la fureur: La veritable histoire des Sex Pistols, Obscenite et la fureur: La veritable histoire des Sex Pistols, L'
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Production Company
Terry O'Neill
Distribution Company
FINE LINE/FINE LINE FEATURES

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Co-Winner, along with "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" (USA/1998), of the 2000 award for Best Documentary from the Chicago Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2000 award for Best Documentary from the Online Film Critics Society.

Expanded Release in United States April 28, 2000

Expanded Release in United States June 16, 2000

Released in United States April 14, 2000

Released in United States February 2000

Released in United States January 2000

Released in United States May 2000

Released in United States Spring March 29, 2000

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 9-20, 2000.

Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-20, 2000.

Shown at the European Film Market, February 9-20, 2000

Julien Temple previously directed "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle" (UK/1979), a documentary about the Sex Pistols and their manager Malcolm McLaren.

Released in United States January 2000 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 20-30, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (out of competition) February 9-20, 2000.)

Released in United States February 2000 (Shown at the European Film Market, February 9-20, 2000)

Released in United States Spring March 29, 2000

Released in United States April 14, 2000 (Los Angeles)

Expanded Release in United States April 28, 2000

Released in United States May 2000 (Shown at Cannes International Film Festival (market) May 10-20, 2000.)

Expanded Release in United States June 16, 2000