The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Trailer

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle Trailer (1980)

11 September 1980 Comedy, Factual 103 mins

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."

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Malcolm McLaren

as The Embezzler

Malcolm McClaren

as The Embezzler

Steve Jones

as The Crook

Paul Cook

as The Tea-Maker

Sid Vicious

as The Gimmick

John Lydon

as The Collaborator (as Johnny Rotten)

Helen Wellington-Lloyd

as Helen (as Helen of Troy)

Ronald Biggs

as The Exile (as Ronnie Biggs)

Liz Fraser

as Woman in Cinema

Mary Millington

as Mary, The Crook's girlfriend

James Aubrey

as Record Executive

Edward Tudor-Pole

as Tadpole (kiosk attendant) (as Tenpole Tudor)

Faye Hart

as Secretary


Don Boyd

Don Boyd Executive Producer

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas Executive Producer

Adam Barker-Mill

Adam Barker-Mill Cinematography

Nicholas D. Knowland

Nicholas D. Knowland Cinematography

John Metcalfe

John Metcalfe Cinematography

Willi Patterson

Willi Patterson Cinematography

International Releases Dates

United States 11 September 1980

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