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The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

  • 9.3 10
  • 1980
  • Nonemin
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
  • Original Title: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

A rather incoherent post-breakup Sex Pistols "documentary", told from the point of view of Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, whose (arguable) position is that the Sex Pistols in particular and punk rock in general were an elaborate scam perpetrated by him in order to make "a million pounds."

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Julien Temple
Julien Temple Director, Author
Don Boyd
Don Boyd Executive Producer
Jeremy Thomas
Jeremy Thomas Executive Producer
Adam Barker-Mill
Adam Barker-Mill Director of photography
Nicholas D. Knowland
Nicholas D. Knowland Director of photography
John Metcalfe
John Metcalfe Director of photography
Willi Patterson
Willi Patterson Director of photography
Malcolm McClaren
Malcolm McClaren The Embezzler
Steve Jones
Steve Jones The Crook
Paul Cook
Paul Cook The Tea-Maker
Sid Vicious
Sid Vicious The Gimmick
John Lydon
John Lydon The Collaborator (as Johnny Rotten)
Ronald Biggs
Ronald Biggs The Exile (as Ronnie Biggs)
Liz Fraser
Liz Fraser Woman in Cinema
Mary Millington
Mary Millington Mary, The Crook's girlfriend
James Aubrey
James Aubrey Record Executive
Helen Wellington-Lloyd
Helen Wellington-Lloyd Helen (as Helen of Troy)
Edward Tudor-Pole
Edward Tudor-Pole Tadpole (kiosk attendant) (as Tenpole Tudor)
Faye Hart
Faye Hart Secretary
Alan Jones
Alan Jones Record Executive
Irene Handl
Irene Handl Cinema Usherette
Judy Croll
Judy Croll Catwoman (uncredited)
Peter Dean
Peter Dean Nightclub Bouncer (uncredited)
Dave Dee
Dave Dee Record Executive (uncredited)
Jerzimy French singer on the street (uncredited)
James Jeter
James Jeter Martin Bormann (uncredited)
Jordan Girl wearing 'only anarchists are pretty shirt' (uncredited)
Debbie Juvenile
Debbie Juvenile Girl on the chorus at the opening track (uncredited)
Glen Matlock
Glen Matlock Ex-Pistol (uncredited)
Sophie Richmond
Sophie Richmond McLaren's secretary (uncredited)
Nancy Spungen
Nancy Spungen Nancy (uncredited)
Jean Warren
Jean Warren Girl with ants on face (uncredited)

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