Who Killed Nancy

Who Killed Nancy (2009)

Genres - Music, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime, Music History  |   Release Date - Jul 30, 2010 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

An unofficial companion piece to music historian-turned-filmmaker Alan G. Parker's controversial 2008 tome Sid Vicious: No One Is Innocent, this speculative documentary explores the factual basis for the rumors that Sid Vicious, of the notorious punk band the Sex Pistols, did not kill lover Nancy Spungen in the manner of which he was formally accused. Because the facts surrounding that evening remain permanently murky (Vicious was so out of it that he had no memory what had transpired), Parker resists proposing one theory of how Spungen died and who killed her, and instead presents a host of theories from numerous interviewees directly or tangentially affiliated with the Pistols. Participants include Steve "Roadent" Connolly, Alan Jones, Howie Pyro, Don Letts, and many others. The film also works in crime scene evidence, eyewitness testimonies, and basic biographical material on Vicious that juxtaposes the rocker's meteoric rise and fall alongside the theories on Spungen's demise.