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October 1982 (USA) See more »
She can't fool all the fans all of the time ... See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Tough, scrappy film has amazing moments... See more (37 total) »


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Peter Donat ... Harley Dennis

Diane Lane ... Corinne Burns
Marin Kanter ... Tracy Burns

Laura Dern ... Jessica McNeil

Christine Lahti ... Aunt Linda

Janet Wright ... Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda
Mia Bendixsen ... Pregnant Girl in Ladies Room
Stuart Ferguson ... Gold Key D.J.

Ray Winstone ... 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
Douglas Mackinnon ... Corpses Drummer
Susan Bracher ... Springfield Jill

David Clennon ... Dave Robell - The Agent
Diana Wygod ... Billy's Groupie
Barry Ford ... Lawnboy
James Nichols ... The Roadie
John Lehne ... Stu McGrath

Cynthia Sikes ... Alicia Meeker
Angie Crowe ... Skunk #1
Venus Allin ... Skunk #2 (as Venus Allen)
Leeann Decou ... Skunk #3
Daniella Cicconi ... Skunk #4
Mary Arnold ... Skunk #5

Elizabeth Daily ... Motel Maid
John Morris ... Black Randy
The Metro Squad ... Themselves
Heather Elton ... Attacking Skunk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Britt S. Baker ... Skunkette (uncredited)
Shelley Barr ... Girl in Washroom at Concert (uncredited)
Zareen Engineer ... Skunkette (uncredited)

Debbie Rochon ... Skunkette (uncredited)
Victoria Sellers ... Skunkette (uncredited)

Brent Spiner ... Corinne Burns's Boss (uncredited)

Directed by
Lou Adler 
Writing credits
Nancy Dowd (written by) (as Rob Morton)

Produced by
Lou Lombardo .... executive producer
Joe Roth .... producer
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Tom Benko 
Casting by
Margery Simkin 
Production Design by
Leon Ericksen 
Art Direction by
Graeme Murray 
Set Decoration by
Peter Young 
Makeup Department
Stephen Abrums .... makeup supervisor (as Steve Abrums)
Salli Bailey .... additional hair stylist (as Sally Bailey)
Linda A. Brown .... makeup artist (as Linda Brown)
Mark Bussan .... makeup artist (as Mark Busan)
Candida Conery .... additional hair stylist
Sandy Cooper .... makeup artist
Paul Sanchez .... makeup artist
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist
Susan Boyd .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Art Levinson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mary Eilts .... second assistant director
Dianne Neufeld .... second assistant director
Tommy Thompson .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ken Chang .... construction coordinator (as Kenny F. Chang)
Mark Gildemeester .... property man
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master (as Syd Greenwood)
Della Mae Johnston .... set dresser (as Della Johnson)
Michael Nemirsky .... set dresser
Frank Parker .... second property master
Jerry Zawerucha .... set dresser
Christopher Green .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... re-recording mixer (as Robert W. Glass)
Donald F. Johnson .... sound mixer (as Don Johnson)
Greg Johnson .... cable man
Jules Strasser .... boom man (as Ringo Strasser)
Robert Thirlwell .... re-recording mixer (as Robert M. Thirlwell)
James Troutman .... sound effects editor (as Jim Troutman)
John Wilkinson .... re-recording mixer (as John Keene Wilkinson)
Rob Young .... second sound mixer
Clancy T. Troutman .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
George Erschbamer .... special effects
Gene Grigg .... special effects
Lee Routly .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
David R. Anderson .... second gaffer (as Dave Anderson)
Kirk Bales .... operator: Chapman crane (as Kirk Bayles)
Cyrus Block .... additional camera operator
Dillard Brinson .... best boy grip (as John Brinson)
John L. Brown .... dolly grip (as John Brown)
Art Collier .... grip
Tom Fillingham .... b camera first assistant
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator
Phil Hersee .... still photographer (as Phillip Hersee)
Pat Hollywell .... second key grip (as T. Patrick Hollywell)
Charles Holmes .... gaffer (as Chuck Holmes)
Cameron MacDonald .... additional camera operator (as Cam Macdonald)
John McCallum .... key focus (as Sandy McCallum)
Peter McLennan .... additional camera operator
Kenny Reed .... operator: Chapman crane (as Ken Reed)
Charles Saldana .... key grip
Sid Strong .... concert lighting consultant
Len Wolfe .... best boy electrician
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... location casting
Geno Havens .... additional casting
Lindsay Walker .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norman A. Burza .... costume supervisor (as Norman Burza)
Trish Keating .... seamstress
Christopher Ryan .... costumer
Editorial Department
William Hoy .... assistant editor
Lilla Pedersen .... assistant editor
Location Management
Fitch Cady .... locations
John Wardlow .... location assistant
Music Department
Dennis Dragon .... post-recording music engineer
Howard Frank .... post-recording music coordinator
Carlton Lee .... pre-recording music engineer
James Nichols .... pre-recording music coordinator
Transportation Department
Jake Callihoo .... transportation coordinator
Ian 'Moss' Urquhart .... driver co-captain (as Ian 'Moss' Urqhart)
Rocky Zantolas .... driver captain
Other crew
Patti Allen .... secretary: Art Levinson
Peter Carr .... assistant to producer
Peter Carr .... producers assistant
Caroline Coon .... special consultant
Graham Henderson .... accountant
Cheryl Jeffrey .... assistant: Lou Adler
Pamela Murphy .... assistant: Lou Lombardo
Richard Novo .... assistant: Red Stripe
Elizabeth Pontsa .... assistant accountant
Pattie Robertson .... script supervisor
Mitchell Sinoway .... assistant: Lou Lombardo
Paul Wasserman .... publicist
Alan Weisskopf .... technical advisor
Cathie Woodard .... secretary: Joe Roth (as Cathy Woodard)
Wayne McLaughlin .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Milicevic .... stand-in (uncredited)

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:R (#26065)

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Marin Kanter's film debut.See more »
Billy:You're an advert. You're a commercial. I feel very, very sorry for you people. Good luck to you!See more »
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I Slept in an ArcadeSee more »


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Tough, scrappy film has amazing moments..., 9 December 2005
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Unreleased theatrical feature financed by Paramount was once an '80s staple on the USA network (in their weekend "Night Flight" movie slot). It's a satirical comedy-drama with music which finds angry, rebellious teen Diane Lane caught by reality-TV cameras getting fired from a fast food restaurant; soon, she, her sister, and a cousin hit the road with their barely-rehearsed punk band and find failure, success, unintended exploitation, and life's little ironies outside of their blue-collar town. Reminiscent of the later "This is Spinal Tap", the film has a sense of humor far more sly, less forced and obvious. Lane is so tough at first, one doesn't know how to respond to her (she pushes everyone away); somewhere down the line she begins to soften and becomes more flexible, and you see the desperation underneath her scowl--you see her pathos just once, when she gives the bus-driver money for his brother (a subtle scene that speaks volumes). Harsh in both its writing and directing, unblinking in its teenage hostility, the film still manages to be funny (intentionally so) and with a cutting edge; it's like a breath of fresh air to the disenfranchised. *** from ****

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