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What We Do Is Secret (2007)

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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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Rodger Grossman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane West ... Darby Crash
Rick Gonzalez ... Pat Smear
Bijou Phillips ... Lorna Doom
Noah Segan ... Don Bolles
Tina Majorino ... Michelle
Katharine Leonard ... Jena
Rachael Santhon ... Malissa
Ashton Holmes ... Rob Henley
Keir O'Donnell ... Chris Ashford
Lauren German ... Belinda
Sebastian Roché ... Claude 'Kickboy Face' Bessey
Amy Halloran ... Becky
Missy Doty ... Amber
Ray Park ... Brendan Mullen
Azura Skye ... Casey Cola
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A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

То что мы делаем - тайна See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,888, 10 August 2008

Gross USA:

$58,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,776
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Because he was so good as Darby Crash, Shane West was hired as the new vocalist and The Germs reunited for a tour. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, Pat is seen watching a news report of John Lennon's death, which is intercut with scenes of Darby preparing to OD. Darby died almost a whole day before Lennon's assassination. See more »

Quotes

Darby Crash: Everything works in circles. Like sometimes you're doing something, and a year later you're back at the same point. You understand that? So circle one, is what we're doing now, and someday we'll probably do circle two.
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Police Story
Written by Greg Ginn (uncredited)
Performed By Black Flag
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Are you guys kidding?
24 August 2008 | by jmd26_0See all my reviews

I'm sorry but this movie is awful. Very surface, poorly made, badly acted- a major disappointment. Shane West is passable, but almost everyone else in the film is bad.

And the script- they have taken the seedy, turbulent life of Darby Crash and turned it into an after school special. Actually, after school specials were more interesting than this.

I am shocked that Pat Smear and the other surviving members of The Germs would have anything to do with this film. It makes them all seem one dimensional and uninteresting. Stick with Penelope Spheeris' great documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION- it will have to do until a better Germs biopic comes along.


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