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1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Through interviews and archival footage, director Tim Irwin documents the history of the influential 1980s punk band the Minutemen. Surviving band members Mike Watt and George Hurley provide a firsthand look into the band's world, from their start in San Pedro to the 1985 death of D. Boon, the band's co-founding member. Numerous musicians, including Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, offer insight into the Minutemen's importance to the punk scene.


Director: Tim Irwin

Genres: Documentary

We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005)

Release Date: February 25th, 2005|1 hr. 30 min.

critic reviews (7)
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  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    This is an insider's tour - the uninitiated are, frankly, not likely to be converted. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Irwin's film comes as a bracing reminder of what punk was once all about, and will hopefully serve as an inspiration for better bands to come. show more

  • 80
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    This smart and rocking video documentary by Tim Irwin follows the trio from its origins in suburban San Pedro, California, in 1979 to the death of singer-guitarist D. Boon in a 1985 car crash, which ended his deep and creatively fruitful friendship with bassist Mike Watt. show more

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