Sid and Nancy

Trivia: John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten despises this film. He accused it of glamorizing the squalor of Sid and Nancy's life and making heroin addiction seem cool. He has referred to the film as "a f*ck*ng fantasy." Amongst his more scathing quotes : "To me this movie is the lowest form of life. I honestly believe that it celebrates heroin addiction. It definitely glorifies it at the end when that stupid taxi drives off into the sky." "I don't think they ever had the intent to research properly in order to make a seriously accurate movie. It was all just for money, wasn't it? To humiliate somebody's life like that - and very successfully - was very annoying to me." "I went to see it and was utterly appalled. I told [director] Alex Cox, which was the first time I met him, that he should be shot, and he was quite lucky I didn't shoot him. I still hold him in the lowest light. Will the real Sid please stand up?" "As for how I was portrayed... it was so off and ridiculous. It was absurd. Champagne and baked beans for breakfast? Sorry. I don't drink champagne. He didn't even speak like me. He had a Scouse accent." (Lydon is a Londoner.) Alex Cox later admitted that many of Lydon's criticisms of the film were correct and he should have shown the squalor and ugliness of Sid and Nancy's life in a far more realistic manner.

Trivia: When Sid and Nancy visit her family, Nancy's grandparents pick them up. They go back to someone's house and there are 2 boys and a girl there. In reality, Sid and Nancy visited her family one time. Nancy's mother picked them up. Her grandmother was dead at the time. At her family's house, it was Sid and Nancy, her mother and father, and her brother David, and her sister Suzy.

Trivia: Tim Roth was originally cast as Johnny Rotten, but backed out of the project, because he felt the film depicted history that was "Too recent."

Trivia: The chain necklace worn by Gary Oldman belonged to Sid Vicious. Sid's mother gave him the necklace to wear after meeting him while he was researching.

Trivia: Though the Chelsea hotel exists and the room [or rooms] Sid and Nancy occupied are still there, the management have changed the room numbers to stem the ever-flowing stream of fans and curious visitors, so today no one knows where the actual room is. A management staff member back then said, 'It was a tragedy. We wish people would just leave it alone.'

Allister Cooper, 2011

Factual error: In one scene, Nancy gives Sid his trademark chain/padlock necklace. That item was actually given to him by The Pretenders front woman Crissie Hynde.

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More mistakes in Sid and Nancy

Nancy: I hate my fuckin' life.
Sid: This is just a rough patch. Things'll be much better when we get to America, I promise.
Nancy: We're in America. We've been here a week. New York is in America, you fuck.

More quotes from Sid and Nancy

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