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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Nancy Dowd was inspired to write the script after she saw the Ramones perform live in concert. See more »

Quotes

Corinne Burns: You are so jealous of me. I'm everything you ever wanted to be.
Billy: A cunt?
Corinne Burns: Exactly.
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Don't Blow It All The Way
Written by Paul Cook and Steve Jones
Courtesy of Virgin Records
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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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