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Stoned (2005)

A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.

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Stephen Woolley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Gregory ... Brian Jones
Paddy Considine ... Frank Thorogood
David Morrissey ... Tom Keylock
Ben Whishaw ... Keith Richards
Tuva Novotny ... Anna Wohlin
Amelia Warner ... Janet
Monet Mazur ... Anita Pallenberg
Luke de Woolfson ... Mick Jagger
David Walliams ... Accountant
David Williams David Williams ... Speecy
Gary Love ... Jeff
Johnny Shannon Johnny Shannon ... Landlord
Melanie Ramsay Melanie Ramsay ... Mrs. Thorogood
Rüdiger Rudolph ... Volker
Will Adamsdale ... Andrew Loog-Oldham
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Storyline

Fact-based story about the drug-addled and sordid life of The Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones. Unfortunately the story moves so quickly into the sensationalized decadence and drug-induced state of Jones, that the unknowing viewer has to wonder why anyone would care. There are only a few framing sequences with members of The Stones, particularly Keith Richards, that show they had a great respect for him and tried to bring him back into the band as he drifted away. Mixed into the destruction of Jones is a common builder, Frank Thorogood, who is given the unenviable task of trying to please Jones by rebuilding his estate and to watch him per Jones' manager's instructions. Thorogood's life is so far removed from all of the sex and drugs that he sees, that he envies and desires the tawdry life as well, but never quite fits in. Unfortunately, at least according to this film and according to a supposed death bed confessional of Thorogood in 1993, it led to Thorogood's murder of Jones in a... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Taglines:

the wild and wicked world of Brian Jones See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Intandem Films [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Stoned See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,409, 26 March 2006

Gross USA:

$38,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,160
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where Frank takes his fake eye out you can clearly see his own eyes in the mirror as he "takes" it out. See more »

Quotes

Brian Jones: Thanks for making a marytr of me. If it wasn't for you i'd still be alive and, no one would care.
Tom Keylock: You know that isn't true. It was you screwing with Frank's head what did it, because you had nothing better to do. But you did know her...
Brian Jones: Anita.
Tom Keylock: You just had to go and screw it up, didn't ya? Your problem is, you were never happy - even Frank was happy.
Brian Jones: You're wrong you know Tom. I was happy, somewhere in the middle there. The thing with happiness was... It was boring.
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Connections

References Fireworks (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Love in Vain
Written by Robert Johnson
Performed by The Bees
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too much of a challenge
16 June 2006 | by lazur-2See all my reviews

How does one cast a movie portraying at least three of most worshiped, admired, envied, charismatic people in the business? Add to that, two of them are still alive and performing, maintaining their persona quite effectively into their sixties. Perhaps if this all had occurred before high-quality film, video, and sound-recording was so easily available. As it is, any one from any generation can get a first-hand idea of how fascinating the Rolling Stones' entrance into the pop-music scene was. If you want to know all about the aspects of Brian Jones that really matter, listen to the music; his total immersion into whatever style he was interested in gave him almost instant ability on whatever instrument he wished to play; his knowledge of and ability at Chicago Blues guitar styles,(not the hot solos, but the foundational group styles), was unparalleled. If you want to understand why he was so adored; look at his pictures. You're not going to get the idea from this film, but it's almost not fair.


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