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Punk rock's first great embodiment of the motto "live fast and die young," Sid Vicious joined The Sex Pistols when they were already established as the most controversial rock band in British history; and it soon became apparent that he couldn't play his instrument, had a magnetic attraction to chaos, and possessed a dangerous thirst for booze, drugs, and violence. Sid & Nancy opens shortly after Sid (Gary Oldman) joined the band, when he meets an obnoxious American punk groupie named Nancy Spungen (Chloe Webb). Nancy claims that she can get drugs, and Sid naively gives her his money. Nancy doesn't show up with the goods, but when Sid runs into her a few days later, she has a tall tale about getting ripped off - and Sid sympathizes with her. Before long, Sid and Nancy have fallen in love, and while they argue with uncommon vehemence, they also depend completely on each other. When The Sex Pistols break up, Sid has few prospects and an increasingly voracious appetite for heroin, and Nancy's attempts to "manage" his career only hasten his downhill slide. Former Clash leader Joe Strummer wrote the film's theme song, "Love Kills," and The Pogues, The Circle Jerks, and Pray for Rain contributed to the soundtrack. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:November 7, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Society of Film Critics Chloe Webb Best Actress 1985 Winner

Cast

Gary Oldman
as Sid Vicious
Chloe Webb
as Nancy Spungen
David Hayman
as Malcolm McLaren
Andrew Schofield
as Johnny Rotten
Tony London
as Steve
Jude Alderson
as Ma Vicious
Jeanne McCarthy
as Trell
Tenpole Tudor
as Receptionist
Perry Benson
as Paul
Sandy Baron
as Hotelier
Sy Richardson
as Methadone Caseworker
Edward Tudor-Pole
as Hotelier (UK)
Biff Yeager
as Detective
Courtney Love
as Gretchen
Coati Mundi
as Desk Clerk
Ed Pansullo
as Detective
Vincent J. Isaac
as Detective
Anne Lambton
as Linda
Kathy Burke
as Brenda Winczor
Sara Sugarman
as Abby
Mark Monero
as Jah Clive
Michele Winstanley
as Olive McBollocks
Andrew Bradford
as Dick Bent
Barbara Coles
as Reporter
Pete Lee-Wilson
as Duke Bowman
Graham Fletcher-Cook
as Wally Hairstyle
Stuart H. Fox
as Rock Head
James Snell
as Edward
Niven Boyd
as Rock Head's Trainer
Miguel Sandoval
as Record Company Executive
Patti Tippo
as Tanned and Sultry Blonde
John M. Jackson
as Lance Boyles, M.D
Peter McCarthy
as Hugh Kares
Desiree Erasmus
as Mrs. Hugh Kares
Gloria Le Roy
as Granma Spungen
Milton Selzer
as Granpa Spungen
Bradley Lieberman
as Chipper
Tricia Bartholome
as Mary Jane
John Snyder
as Vito
Fox Harris
as Old Stain
Iggy Pop
as Prospective Guest
Dan Wul
as Guitarist
Raymond Rosario
as ABC Kid
Bob Ellis
as Fireman
Alexander Folk
as Riker's Guard
Dick Rude
as Riker's Guard
Xander Berkeley
as Bowery Snax
Keith Morris
as Riker's Junky
Graham Fletcher-Cook
as Wally Hairstyle
Dan Wul
as Guitarist
Keith Morris
as Riker's Junky
Desiree Erasmus
as Mrs. Hugh Kares
Patti Tippo
as Tanned and Sultry Blonde
Sy Richardson
as Methadone Caseworker
Alexander Folk
as Riker's Guard
Sandy Baron
as Hotelier
John M. Jackson
as Lance Boyles, M.D
Xander Berkeley
as Bowery Snax
Vincent J. Isaac
as Detective
Perry Benson
as Paul
Bradley Lieberman
as Chipper
Pete Lee-Wilson
as Duke Bowman
Raymond Rosario
as ABC Kid
Milton Selzer
as Granpa Spungen
Courtney Love
as Gretchen
Jeanne McCarthy
as Trell
Coati Mundi
as Desk Clerk
Gloria Le Roy
as Granma Spungen
Miguel Sandoval
as Record Company Executive
Anne Lambton
as Linda
Sara Sugarman
as Abby
Ed Pansullo
as Detective
Dick Rude
as Riker's Guard
Edward Tudor-Pole
as Hotelier (UK)
Tricia Bartholome
as Mary Jane
James Snell
as Edward
Mark Monero
as Jah Clive
Barbara Coles
as Reporter
Michele Winstanley
as Olive McBollocks
Fox Harris
as Old Stain
Bob Ellis
as Fireman
Niven Boyd
as Rock Head's Trainer
Biff Yeager
as Detective
Iggy Pop
as Prospective Guest
Tenpole Tudor
as Receptionist
Jude Alderson
as Ma Vicious
John Snyder
as Vito
Kathy Burke
as Brenda Winczor
Peter McCarthy
as Hugh Kares
Andrew Bradford
as Dick Bent
Stuart H. Fox
as Rock Head

Crew

Alex Cox
Director
Eric Fellner
Producer
Abbe Wool
Producer
Abbe Wool
Screenwriter
Alex Cox
Screenwriter
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer
Joe Strummer
Composer (Music Score)
Joe Strummer
Songwriter
Glen Matlock
Songwriter
Shane McGowan
Songwriter
Dan Wul
Songwriter
Andrew McAlpine
Production Designer
Lynda Burbank
Art Director
Peter McCarthy
Co-producer
Theda Deramus
Costume Designer
Catherine Cooke
Costume Designer
Pam Tait
Costume Designer
Peter Glossop
Sound/Sound Designer
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