Not Fade Away

Synopsis: On a train, Keith and Mick chat about the blues and the Rolling Stones are born. Douglas and Joe chat in front of a New Jersey music store, and a band is born: as Douglas's sister tells us, it's one of many that don't make it. We follow Douglas from high school (1963-64), when he sees himself as a loser, into the band, playing drums and singing backup - then as the front man. There are tensions, a breakup, an audition in front of a major player, and decisions. Douglas pursues Grace, a country-club gal with hip sensibilities who believes in him. There's also his father, working class, wanting Douglas to apply himself as he watches his own life fill with regrets.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): David Chase
Production: Paramount Studios
  3 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

between light and shadow.

At the end of the show,

nothing is ever what it seemed.

Real life's too much

like what it seems.

Dad, this Army recruiter

who came to our school,

he said they got

a tank now, the M60,

can drive right through

a steel and concrete building.


I want to go to a college

that has ROTC.

Keep your grades up.

Achieving your goals

is 10% inspiration, 90% perspiration.


Good night.

It's hard to imagine now,

but the next historical event came only

three weeks after the assassination.

Scott Muni, WABC.

What's that?

Hey, Bette.

It's hot in here.

I know who he was looking at you.

He was, I swear.

It's not just Grace Deitz.

Chicks in general just...

Wait, wait.

Let's face it.

I'm a crap drummer.

I'm a shit athlete.

And that is the biggest sin,

if you're from around here.

He's right, man.

Jocks get 90, 95% of all the poontang.

You played varsity ball

till you got disallowed for grades.

The reason me and Wells

never asked you

to be in the band

is Schindewulf.

The guy's got the fastest

bass-drum foot in the county.

I love her, man!

Hey, shut up!

You want to bring the cops here?

Nothing has ever worked

for me with girls.

I got this skinny physique.

I got this skuzzy complexion.

Rolling Stones.

Aren't they great?

They're gonna leave

right after the show for London.

They're challenging The Beatles

to a hair-pulling contest.

What the f*ck are

you doing, man?

My old man's going

to go fucking apeshit!

You see The Stones

on Hollywood Palace last night?


This definitely decides it.

I'm starting a band like them

and The Beatles.

Wells is in.

You want to play drums?

What about Schindewulf?

He's doing so putrid at school,

his old man's making him

join the Marines.

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David Chase

David Chase (born August 22, 1945) is an American writer, director, and television producer who has worked in television for 40 years. His best known work is the HBO drama The Sopranos which aired for six seasons between 1999 and 2007. He has also produced and written for such shows as The Rockford Files, I'll Fly Away, and Northern Exposure. He has created the original series Almost Grown which aired for 10 episodes in 1988 and 1989. He has won seven Emmy Awards. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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