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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  October 1982 (USA)
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The media and disaffected teens mistake the acerbic rants of an obnoxious teenage punk rocker as a rallying cry for the women of America, launching her and her talentless group to national stardom.

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Peter Donat ...
Harley Dennis
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Marin Kanter ...
Tracy Burns
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Jessica McNeil
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Aunt Linda
Janet Wright ...
Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda
Mia Bendixsen ...
Pregnant Girl in Ladies Room
Stuart Ferguson ...
Gold Key D.J.
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Billy - Vocals for The Looters
Paul Simonon ...
Johnny - Bassist for The Looters
Steve Jones ...
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
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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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The final sequence of the film was shot and added on after initial reaction to the film was unsatisfactory. Laura Dern is noticeably taller in these shots. See more »

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Lawnboy: Everybody wanna to go to Heaven, but nobody wanna die.
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Curfew
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A great rock-n-roll movie
19 November 2012 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Excellent little rock-and-roll satire. A teenage Diane Lane stars as a young woman who hates her dead-end life. Along with her sister and cousin (Laura Dern), she cons her way onto a tour bus as the nonexistent band The Stains. The gals can't play a lick, but get themselves on the local news, and they ignite like a meteorite - and come crashing to Earth just as fast. It's a biting little picture, and Lane shines brightly in the lead. Ray Winstone co-stars as the lead singer of a British punk band with whom the Stains tour. The movie was barely released when it was made, but it became a cult favorite later on through frequent airings on the USA cable network.


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