Final Rinse movie is directed by Robert D. Tucker and written by Tucker
and Arthur Schurr. Robert D. Tucker explains how Final Rinse is like
Tap, part Silence of the Lambs, and all farce.
Final Rinse movie is comedy released in 1999 and it features Joey Ramone
his final film role. Final Rinse was published as DVD on late 2008.
- Joey Ramone was a big fan of Final Rinse. We watched an early cut of
the movie together up in his apartment on New York, and he was
impressed. He said: "Wow! This is so much more than just a fun rock and
roll movie. It's really clever and funny!", explain Robert D.
Joey Ramone is on movie as a great club manager. Joey for example
introduces on it The Dictators
before they start their set at the Ultra Club with Who Will Save Rock &
Roll song. Soon actor Block (Terence Goodman) and Tackle (Michael
Hannon) try to make fools of themselves in front of Joey etc. Joey does
wear The Independents T-shirt. Final Rinse also features for example
Sebastian Bach of Skid Row as Buddy, Biohazard, Frank Gorshin as Chief,
David Cale as Trojan / Psoriasis, Jennifer Regan as Sally Rogers,
Michele Santopietro as Marie etc.
Final Rinse centers
around hard-boiled detective Max Block (Terence Goodman), in his
pursuit of the
crazed serial-killer Trojan (David Cale). Targeteing big-haired rockers,
Trojan stalks, murders, then coifs each victim in a unique and personal
hairdo chosen especially for them.
Battling "the system," media pressure, and LSD flash-backs from a
repressed hippie past, Block, along with his partner Joe Tackle(Michael
Hannon), hunt Trojan through a hilarious rock-and-roll potpourri of
pun-laden pop culture references, violent confrontations, and serious
Jason Butler (jaydeluxe) from Dublin, Ireland, has wrote following
review of Final Rinse to IMDB in 2005:
"Caught this in Cannes a few years back at a late night screening and
still remember it very fondly. It's stupid and over the top but just
simply very funny. Think Dumb and Dumber crossed with Dirty Harry and a
load of great music and live performances from The Dictators, Mars Needs
Women etc... - Joey Ramone pops up several times as a great club
manager. The plot isn't that important but deals with a cop on the trail
of murderer who is offing rockers and giving the victims embarrassing
This flick reminds me of those movies we'd all rent continuously from
our video stores back in the good old days of the 80's when the covers
where always drawn pictorial montages (way back before photoshop) and
there was a few spots of mild female nudity worth pausing the tape for.
A less-cynical, wild, let your hair down era that is ripe for
Who will save rock n' roll? It doesn't need our help, it's place in
heaven is secure. As for this movie, it needs all the help it can get
and it deserves it, spread the word, catch it if you can, it's worth