CBGB

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"50,000 bands and 1 disgusting bathroom"
  • R
  • 2013
  • 6.6  (9,168)
  • 30

CBGB follows the early years of the iconic New York underground punk rock club. Alan Rickman stars as musician and club owner Hilly Crystal. An eccentric with an eye for talent, Crystal runs a Lower East Side venue originally known as the Country, Bluegrass, and Blues. But the revolutionary early seventies music scene, plus his own insistence on fostering creativity by only showcasing acts that play their own original music, means that he soon finds himself booking an entirely different type of band. Featuring a wide cast of actors portraying some of the most legendary personalities of the era, the movie also has cameos from actual musicians that performed at the club. The soundtrack is likewise a showcase for the scene and includes the likes of The Velvet Underground, Blondie, The Talking Heads, The New York Dolls and a host of other seminal bands.

CBGB
Band Clip: The Dead Boys
Band Clip: The Dead Boys

Clip - 1 min 2 sec

Idaho Feeds The Rat
Idaho Feeds The Rat

Clip - 1 min 19 sec

Band Clip: Television Auditions
Band Clip: Television Auditions

Clip - 1 min 42 sec

Hilly And Lisa Do Finances
Hilly And Lisa Do Finances

Clip - 56 sec

Ok I'll Do It
Ok I'll Do It

Clip - 50 sec

Dead Boys Play And Meet Hilly
Dead Boys Play And Meet Hilly

Clip - 1 min 45 sec

Description
CBGB follows the early years of the iconic New York underground punk rock club. Alan Rickman stars as musician and club owner Hilly Crystal. An eccentric with an eye for talent, Crystal runs a Lower East Side venue originally known as the Country, Bluegrass, and Blues. But the revolutionary early seventies music scene, plus his own insistence on fostering creativity by only showcasing acts that play their own original music, means that he soon finds himself booking an entirely different type of band.

Featuring a wide cast of actors portraying some of the most legendary personalities of the era, the movie also has cameos from actual musicians that performed at the club. The soundtrack is likewise a showcase for the scene and includes the likes of The Velvet Underground, Blondie, The Talking Heads, The New York Dolls and a host of other seminal bands.

CBGB is a 2013 drama. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 30.

Where to Watch CBGB

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  • Release Date
    2013
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (9,168)
  • Metascore
    30