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CBGB (2013)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $618,747 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $56,678 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $675,425
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CBGB tells the story of Hilly Kristal and his New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n' roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery, he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked: they could only play original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by - support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk, giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 11th, 2013 (Limited) by XLrator Media
Video Release: December 31st, 2013 by Arc/Xlrator
MPAA Rating: R for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and a scene of violence.
(Rating bulletin 2281, 7/17/2013)
Running Time: 81 minutes
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Keywords: Rock 'n' Roll, Ensemble, Punk Rock, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Unclaimed Freight
Production Countries: United States

Lead Ensemble Members

   Hilly Kristal
   Debbie Harry
   Genya Ravan
   Cheetah Chrome
   Stiv Bators
   Joey Ramone
   Terry Ork
   Merv Ferguson
   Lisa Kristal
   Iggy Pop
   Patti Smith

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Production and Technical Credits

Jody Savin    Screenwriter
Randall Miller    Screenwriter
Jody Savin    Producer
Randall Miller    Producer
Brad Rosenberger    Producer
Michael Ozier    Director of Photography
Craig Stearns    Production Designer
Jillian Kreiner    Costume

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 31st, 2013

December 29th, 2013

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Limited Releases: God Loves Limited Releases

October 11th, 2013

The headline might claim God loves limited releases, but it is clear the critics don't. There are more than a dozen limited releases on this week's list, but many of them are earning reviews that are weak, or much, much worse. God Loves Uganda is practically the lone exception, as it is earning perfect reviews. Unfortunately, it's a documentary, so its chances of expanding significantly are very limited. On the other hand, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete might be the breakout hit of the week. Its reviews are not as good, but good enough to suggest it will find an audience, but it is opening in more than 100 theaters, which might be too many. More...

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