The Punk Rock Movie (1978) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
6.8/ 10 (141 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Notting Hill [gb]
Punk Rock Films [gb]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(USA) - 9 June 1978
(Japan) - 22 February 2008
(Japan) - 11 October 2008

Running Time


1970s, clothing-store, concert-footage, crowd, destruction, independent-film, interview, live-performance, london-england, musical-performance, punk, punk-music, punk-rock, reggae, rock-music, sex-pistols, super-8mm, tour-bus,

Technical Support
PFM:35 mm

Full Cast

  1. Bullen, Roger as (as Dee Generate) [Himself] <5>
  2. Crocker, Robin as (as Robin Banks) [Himself] <3>
  3. Dackombe, Terence as [Himself]
  4. Idol, Billy as [Himself]
  5. Letts, Don as (as Don) [Himself] <8>
  6. Lydon, John (I) as (as The Sex Pistols) [Himself]
  7. MacGowan, Shane as (as Shane McEwen) [Himself]
  8. Perry, Mark (XVIII) as (as Mark P.) [Himself] <4>
  9. Severin, Steven as (as Steve Havoc) [Himself] <9>
  10. Strange, Steve (I) as [Himself] <2>
  11. Strummer, Joe as [Himself]
  12. Thunders, Johnny as (as Johnny Thunder) [Himself]
  13. Vicious, Sid (I) as (as The Sex Pistols) [Himself]
  14. Bullen, Helen as (as Dee's Mum) [Herself] <6>
  15. Catwoman, Soo as (as Cat Woman) [Herself] <1>
  16. County, Jayne as (as Wayne County) [Himself]
  17. Juvenile, Debbie as [Herself]
  18. Lee, Jeannette as (as Jeannette) [Herself] <7>
  19. Sioux, Siouxsie as [Herself]


  1. Documentary
  2. Music

Full Plot

A revealing look into the bands comprising the 1978 London punk-rock scene, and a peek back-stage at the lives behind the facade. Includes performances by Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Eater, and other concurrent bands. Robert Morgan Plot not found

Total Business

SD: ? - ? (100 days at the Roxy Club)

Movie Certificate

MA (Australia)
M18 (Singapore)


  1. Letts, Don


Cinematic Releasing Corporation [us] - (1978) (USA) (theatrical)
Danton Films [ca] - (1980) (Canada) (theatrical)
EMI Music [jp] - (2006) (Japan) (DVD)
GoodTimes Home Video [us] - (video)
Marquis Video [ca] - (198?) (Canada) (video)
One Movie [it] - (2007) (Italy) (all media)
Pegasus Productions [us] - (non-USA)
Punk Rock Films [gb] - (USA)
Slow Learner [jp] - (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
Sun Video Corporation (SVC) [us]
Transformer [jp] - (2008) (Japan) (theatrical)
Vision Films [us] - (2007) (worldwide) (all media)


Debbie Juvenile: Oh, some decent fucking music at last!

Other Titles

  1. The Punk Rock Movie from England (1978) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. The Roxy, Neal Street, Covent Garden, London, England, UK - (club scenes)


- Most of the bands were filmed at the Roxy club in London, where 'Don Letts' (qv) worked as a DJ. Letts filmed the bands very simply with a Super-8 camera, and also filmed on the tour bus and at shows with 'The Clash' (qv) and The Slits. 'The Sex Pistols' (qv) were filmed at Screen on the Green in London on 3 April 1977, 'Sid Vicious (I)' (qv)'s first show with the band.