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The Doom Generation (1995)

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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

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Gregg Araki

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Gregg Araki
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Duval ... Jordan White
Rose McGowan ... Amy Blue
Johnathon Schaech ... Xavier Red
Cress Williams ... Peanut
Skinny Puppy Skinny Puppy ... Gang of Goons
Dustin Nguyen ... Quickiemart Clerk
Margaret Cho ... Clerk's Wife
Lauren Tewes ... TV Anchorwoman
Christopher Knight ... TV Anchorman
Nicky Katt ... Carnoburger Cashier
Johanna Went Johanna Went ... Carnoburger Co-Worker
Perry Farrell ... Stop 'n' Go Clerk
Amanda Bearse ... Barmaid
Parker Posey ... Brandi
Salvator Xuereb ... Biker
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Storyline

Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

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Teen is a four-letter word. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong vicious violence, graphic sexuality, pervasive strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doom Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,812, 29 October 1995

Gross USA:

$284,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$284,785
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (R-rated) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The three main characters' last names all symbolically reference the films highly cynical "All American" theme(s), such as the Many red, white, & blue color lighting shot though the film. Notable objects, like the skull lighter & Jordan's light-up yo-yo, flash the three colors. Jordan "wears" an American flag in the film. George also uses one as well, & quotes the U.S. national anthem; in the final scene(s) of the film. The Star Spangled Banner is played. There are Several other American themes & red/white/blue things to spot throughout the entire film. Only Amy's last name is actualy said/told in the film, once, by "the athorities." Aside from that, their names are Only shown in the ending credits. The highly symbolic, American-themed last names of the three lead characters are: Amy Blue, Jordan White, & Xaiver Red; Red, White & Blue. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Amy Blue: Fuck.
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Crazy Credits

"A big no thanks to those who had no faith" See more »

Alternate Versions

The edited, R-rated version omits 13 minutes of footage, including explicit dialogue bits, sex scenes, and large portions of the ending. See more »

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Soul Driver
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Written by Jack Dangers
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satirical look at a generation
23 April 2004 | by tobias_laneSee all my reviews

Gregg Araki's Doom Generation is a satirical look at a generation that has been played out in cookie cutter versions of Gen X films. Don't get me wrong, Doom Generation is a little more "visual" than let's say, "Reality Bites," but then so is "Nowhere." The graphic nature of the violence and language play into Araki's satire and even the subliminal messages throughout the film play into the hands of those who look upon the "Gen-X" films as hip because we all go to a coffee house. Capitalism is evident in these films because of all the product placement, but we are not supposed to give in to this commercialism. Giving into this wasteland of over-marketed products is what Gen-X'ers say that they will not do while wearing their $60 Tommy pants and sipping on a $6.00 latte. Araki does what any brilliant director would do in this situation: make THE DOOM GENERATION.


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