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1980s, Drama - No Category

Sid & Nancy

Released 1986 (Remastered 2016) Rating 18 in UK
Director Alex Cox Writer/s Alex Cox, Abbe Wood
Starring Gary Oldman, Cloe Webb, David Hayman
Source of story Real events
Elevator Pitch At the height of the Sex Pistols fame, the bassist Sid Vicious becomes involved with Nancy Spungen a drug addict, camp follower and occasional sex worker. The band breaks up and the film charts the pair’s gradual descent into heroin hell, ending tragically in the Chelsea Hotel.
Content Almost continuous mindless destruction and violence with occasional musical interludes, made more tuneful, I think, for the movie.
A View This is remastered for general release in 2016. It is stunning. What a quirky guy Alex Cox is. He used to present a TV film slot called “Moviedrome” in the 1980s, my sons, then teenagers were fans. Go and see Sid & Nancy – you won’t like it!

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