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Summary: CBGB follows the story of Hilly Kristal's New York club from its conceit as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became: the birthplace of underground rock 'n roll and punk. When Kristal had difficulty booking country bands in his club on the Bowery he opened his doors to other kinds of rock music. Kristal had one demand of the acts he booked; they could only play original music. No top 40's, no covers. It was the credo he lived by, support the artist at whatever the cost. Hilly Kristal ironically became known as the godfather of punk giving a chance to such bands as Blondie, Television, Ramones, Talking Heads, Dead Boys and The Police.

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Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content, drug use, and a scene of violence.
Official Site: http://dandeentertainment.com/cbgb
Production: Unclaimed Freight Productions
Genres: Drama, History, Music
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 31, 2013
Director Credit
Randall Miller Director
Writer Credit
Jody Savin Written By
Randall Miller Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Alan Rickman Hilly Kristal
Johnny Galecki Terry Ork
Justin Bartha Stiv Bators
Malin Åkerman Debbie Harry
Richard de Klerk Taxi
Cast Credit
Ahna O'Reilly Mary Harron
Alan Rickman Hilly Kristal
Arthur Bridgers Shamai Kristal
Ashley Greene Lisa Kristal
B. Todd Johnston Benjamin Brown
Bradley Whitford Nicky Gant
Danielle Shaw Young Bertha
Donal Logue Merv Ferguson
Estelle Harris Bertha Kristal
Freddy Rodríguez Idaho
Holly Hubbell Sarah Brown
Joel Moore Joey Ramone
Johnny Galecki Terry Ork
Josh Zuckerman John Holmstrom
Justin Bartha Stiv Bators
Kyle Gallner Lou Reed
Luke Dressler Richard Lloyd
Malin Åkerman Debbie Harry
Max Reinhardsen Tom Verlaine
Michael Massee Stan
Parker Gant Baby Hilly
Peter Vack Legs McNeil
Rupert Grint Cheetah Chrome
Ryan Hurst Mad Mountain
Stana Katic Genya Ravan
Taylor Hawkins Iggy Pop
Tom Nowicki Palace Bartender
Tyler Tunney Judge
Producer Credit
Andre Danylevich Co-Producer
Andrew Herwitz Executive Producer
Brad Rosenberger Producer
David Orr Associate Producer
David Paddison Co-Producer
Don Mandrik Executive Producer
Gerry de Klerk Executive Producer
Irene Nelson Executive Producer
Jay Sedrish Executive Producer
Jody Savin Producer
Karen Hameed Executive Producer
Kevin Foley Associate Producer
Kevin Foo Executive Producer
Lisa Kristal Burgman Co-Producer
Melanie de Klerk Executive Producer
Michael Arougheti Executive Producer
Michael Smith Executive Producer
Natalie Ige Muldaur Co-Producer
Nick Gant Executive Producer
Randall Miller Producer
Ray Muldaur Co-Producer
Richard Pagano Associate Producer
Yusuf Hameed Executive Producer
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