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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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Greg Whiteley
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Credited cast:
Nina Antonia ... Self
Bishop Bragg Bishop Bragg ... Self
Clem Burke ... Self
Leee Black Childers Leee Black Childers ... Self
Steve Conte Steve Conte ... Self
Bob Geldof ... Self
Mara Hennessey Mara Hennessey ... Self
Chrissie Hynde ... Self
Frank Infante Frank Infante ... Self
David Johansen ... Self
Mick Jones ... Self
Arthur Kane Arthur Kane ... Self
Barbara Kane Barbara Kane ... Self
Brian Koonin Brian Koonin ... Self
Dawn Laureen Dawn Laureen ... Self
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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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one man. two journeys. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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God, Fate & The Rock n' Roll Killer - An Absolute Must See Film!!
29 January 2010 | by TheAnimalMotherSee all my reviews

This is easily one of the most extraordinary documentaries I have ever seen, and I've seen more than a few. In fact I have rated thousands of films on IMDb, and New York Doll happens to be 1 of only 15 films I have given a full 10 rating. First off, this documentary is done the way a documentary is suppose to be done. It is completely observatory. It does not try to make you believe something, or sway your opinion this way or that way. It has a refreshing integrity throughout. After watching NY Doll, I couldn't help but feel that this film in itself seems like such a fateful occurrence. An independent amateur filmmaker happens to stumble into the well aged Arthur 'Killer' Kane, former member of the raucous and raunchy 1970's glam/punk rock act, the New York Dolls. He finds that Arthur misses the days of rock n' roll fame and mischief, but now has a totally new and simple life in which he has found some sort of solace in a new faith in God. What follows upon their collaboration is hard to express fully in words. It must be seen, but it seems as though the filmmaker and the subject met each other at the perfect time. Arthur's journey here in is one so honest, so human, that I found it almost impossible to not get emotionally choked up over, even after repeat viewings; And it is a rare event when I get choked up over a film. This is an absolute must see if you like human stories. If you like movies or documentaries at all, it's a must see. It doesn't matter if you don't believe in God, or even if you don't know who the hell the New York Dolls are. It doesn't even matter if you like rock music. See the film, thank me later.

If I'm acting like a king / Well that's cause, I'm a Human Being / And If I want too many things / Don't you know that, I'm a Human Being / And if I've got to dream / Baby baby yeah, I'm a Human Being

10/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2005 (USA) 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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