Sid And Nancy

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With the lacerating love story Sid & Nancy, Alex Cox reimagines the crash-and-burn affair between punk’s most notorious self-destructive poster children: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen—brought to visceral life by... read more

With the lacerating love story Sid & Nancy, Alex Cox reimagines the crash-and-burn affair between punk’s most notorious self-destructive poster children: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen—brought to visceral life by brilliant performances from Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Cox turns his anarchic filmmaking style on the explosive energy of the London punk scene and the degenerate streets of seventies New York, making for an eviscerating depiction of excess and addiction. Through the lens of cinematographer Roger Deakins, the imagery goes from swooning to grimy, and the film’s bleakness is balanced with surreal humor and genuine tenderness, making for an affecting, music-fueled vision of doomed love.

Original Release

08/29/1986

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Cast

Chloe Webb Nancy Spungen
David Hayman Malcolm
Debby Bishop Phoebe
Gary Oldman Sid Vicious
Tony London Steve
Xander Berkeley Bowery Snax
Perry Benson Paul
Biff Yeager Detective
Courtney Love Gretchen
Sy Richardson Methadone Caseworker
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alex Cox

Writers

Alex Cox, Abbe Wool

Cast

Chloe Webb Nancy Spungen
David Hayman Malcolm
Debby Bishop Phoebe
Gary Oldman Sid Vicious
Tony London Steve
Xander Berkeley Bowery Snax
Perry Benson Paul
Biff Yeager Detective
Courtney Love Gretchen
Sy Richardson Methadone Caseworker
Sandy Baron Hotelier - U.S.A.
Edward Tudor-Pole Hotelier - U.K.
Rusty Blitz Reporter
John Spacely Chelsea Resident
Iggy Pop Prospective Guest
Michele Winstanley Olive McBollocks (as Michèle Winstanley)
Barbara Coles Reporter
Kathy Burke Brenda Windzor
Sara Sugarman Abby National
Andrew Schofield John

Producers

Margaret Matheson Executive Producer
Scott Millaney Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Peter Jaques Producer
Peter McCarthy Producer
Abbe Wool Producer

Editors

David Martin

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