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New York Doll (2005)

A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nina Antonia ... Herself
Bishop Bragg Bishop Bragg ... Himself
Clem Burke ... Himself
Leee Black Childers Leee Black Childers ... Himself
Steve Conte Steve Conte ... Himself
Bob Geldof ... Himself
Mara Hennessey Mara Hennessey ... Herself
Chrissie Hynde ... Herself
Frank Infante Frank Infante ... Himself
David Johansen ... Himself
Mick Jones ... Himself
Arthur Kane Arthur Kane ... Himself
Barbara Kane Barbara Kane ... Herself
Brian Koonin Brian Koonin ... Himself
Dawn Laureen Dawn Laureen ... Herself
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A recovering alcoholic and recently converted Mormon, Arthur "Killer" Kane, of the rock band The New York Dolls, is given a chance at reuniting with his band after 30 years.

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Taglines:

From rock star to rock bottom and back. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New York Doll See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,583, 30 October 2005

Gross USA:

$219,672

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$237,136
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One Potato Productions See more »
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Color:

Color
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Tender, poignant and seamlessly entertaining
5 November 2005 | by carolejwebberSee all my reviews

Even if you know nothing about The New York Dolls you will likely enjoy this touching documentary. The subject Arthur "Killer" Kane is exceedingly likable and the filmmaker tells his story with an affectionate earnestness and irony that is uncommon.

The film succeeds as a documentary, but also as a movie, in as much as it has all of the elements of a good story; a beginning a middle and an end; a protagonist, an antagonist, redemption, humor and humanity.

The music, although not the focus of this film, is fine as well.

I understand that Blender Magazine recently named New York Doll as the 25th (out of 100) best rock movies of all time. For good reason.


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