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White Star (1983)

A rock music reporter and his view of the angry excited punk generation.

Director:

Roland Klick

Writers:

Karen Jaehne-Lathan (American adaptation), Roland Klick | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Kenneth Barlow
Terrance Robay Terrance Robay ... Moody Mudinsky
Ramona Sweeny Ramona Sweeny ... Mascha
David Hess ... Frank
Robert Rice Robert Rice ... George
Eric Engbretson Eric Engbretson ... Discjockey
Salina Salina ... Dancer
Shaun Lawton Shaun Lawton ... Chef der Eurosound
Jinny Peak Jinny Peak ... Kreischende Mutter
John Pinschmidt John Pinschmidt ... Punk
Stephen Linetsky Stephen Linetsky ... Chief of Ghomorah
Ute Cremer Ute Cremer ... Eurosound Sekretärin
Robert Bomilla Robert Bomilla ... Pressechef der Eurosound
Stefan Staudinger Stefan Staudinger ... Freund von Mascha
Klaus Voormann ... Tonmeister
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Storyline

A rock music reporter and his view of the angry excited punk generation.

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Genres:

Drama | Music

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Details

Country:

West Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

8 March 1985 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Let It Rock See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$450,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Kenneth Barlow: We were punks, man. Shit. Groupies used to come up at night. No big thing, you know. Lay around naked. No names. What do we know? Dining in bed. Silver trays. Them wearing garter belts and stockings which we supplied which was not a cheap thing to do at that time however we did... so anyway, hey, man listen; Keith, Keith gets up one morning but he doesn't know morning. Day night, night day, he doesn't know. He wants to know if it's day or night, you, know? What the hell? I mean, you know. So he...
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Alternate Versions

Footage of the rock group T.S.O.L. from the film _Suburbia (1984)_ was added to the U.S. release. See more »

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Dennis Hopper's best acting performance ever?
12 July 2013 | by SubmikSee all my reviews

I discovered this movie 30 years after its production, presented by Roland Klick himself. I wouldn't have even want to see it if I hadn't heard about the difficulties encountered by the production to work with Dennis Hopper at this time. What I saw on the screen was Dennis Hopper at its best. And I mean it. I've been mesmerized by his monologues and extremely convincing soliloquies. Hopper's depiction of a frustrated, shameless music manager, as well as his complex relationship to his colt Moody "White Star" (Terrance Robay) alone would have deserved the award that the movie got. An excellent Neue Deutsche Welle movie from the eighties.


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