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'Sid and Nancy'

Just seven years after Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen's tragic deaths, director Alex Cox created this movie about their torrid relationship. Even Johnny Rotten, who despised the movie, praised Gary Oldman's portrayal of Vicious. Chloe Webb captures the manic spirit of Spungen, much to the chagrin of Courtney Love, who begged producers to give the role to her. (She eventually settled for a bit part.) Bizarrely enough, Joe Strummer created original music for the movie, which was a better hit with critics than the general public. Maybe 1986 was just too soon for a movie about the punk scene.

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