Allan Arkush on

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.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.