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Sid and Nancy

Released 1986
Distributor Samuel Goldwyn Company

Roger Ebert called Alex Cox’s unexpectedly romantic dissection of the destructive relationship between Sid Vicious and Cloe Webb “Punk Rock’s Romeo and Juliet”. Johnny Rotten (aka John Lydon) was no fan of the film, claiming he’d been intentionally bypassed and that the movie was “the lowest form of life”. The soundtrack contains no songs by Sid Vicious or the Sex Pistols. Instead the music is contributed by Pray for Rain, Joe Strummer and The Pogues.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.