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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.



(as Rob Morton)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Donat ...
Harley Dennis
Marin Kanter ...
Tracy Burns
Jessica McNeil
Aunt Linda
Janet Wright ...
Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda
Mia Bendixsen ...
Pregnant Girl in Ladies Room
Stuart Ferguson ...
Gold Key D.J.
Billy - Vocals for The Looters
Paul Simonon ...
Johnny - Bassist for The Looters
Steve - Guitarist for The Looters
Paul Cook ...
Danny - Drummer for The Looters
Fee Waybill ...
Lou Corpse - Vocals for The Metal Corpses (as John 'Fee' Waybill)
Vince Welnick ...
Jerry Jervey - Guitarist for The Metal Corpses
Vern Willis ...
Corpses Bass


Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death. So far that she gets them (she and two cousins) on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go wrong? Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Release Date:

October 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Washed Up  »

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Did You Know?


The film's writer, Nancy Dowd, was unsatisfied with the editing and final cut of the film so changed her name to Rob Morton on the credits. The reality was Dowd's involvement with the film ended early in the production process when she was groped onset by a camera operator. See more »


Dave Robell: [to Corrine] What you were was a concept and you've blown the concept.
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Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »


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Diane Lane got an Oscar nomination today - NOW can this film be released on video???!
11 February 2003 | by (Midwest, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For this film not to be available to the public (with the exception of the odd midnight movie crowd) is scandalous!! It's a touchstone for the next twenty years of pop culture! The film predicts the Madonna Wanna-Be craze by *years*; there's nods to such programming as MTV and such shows as VH1's Behind the Music & Driven; it was co-written by the cool, great Jonathan Demme; it features early screen appearances by later screen/TV stars Laura Dern, Christine Lahti, Star Trek's Brent Spiner (has the line, "You're fired!" ever been uttered more emphatically on film??), Rugrats voice Elizabeth Daily, B-Movie Goddess Debbie Rochon, and it stars newly-minted Unfaithful Oscar nominee Diane Lane, in a performance arguably as solid as the one she's just been nominated for. SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?? Release the film on video/DVD already!!!

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