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Smithereens (1982)

R  |   |  Drama, Music  |  19 August 1983 (West Germany)
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A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Berman ...
Wren
Brad Rijn ...
Paul (as Brad Rinn)
Richard Hell ...
Eric
Nada Despotovich ...
Cecile
Roger Jett ...
Billy - Eric's Roommate
Kitty Summerall ...
Eric's Wife
Joni Ruth White ...
Landlady (as Robynne White)
D.J. O'Neill ...
Ed
Joel Rooks ...
Xerox Boss
Pamela Speed ...
Terry
Tom Cherwin ...
Mike
Edie Schecter ...
Christine
Katherine Riley ...
1st Hooker
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Hustler in Bar
Ada McSpade ...
Rasta (as Ade McSpade)
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Storyline

An restless and abrasive young woman eschews the affections of a sensitive young portrait artist, preferring to chase punk singers in a misguided desire for fame and fortune in New York's Greenwich Village. Written by Rick Ferncase <ferncase@chapman.edu>

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19 August 1983 (West Germany)  »

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Estilhaços  »

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$60,000 (estimated)
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The film was broadcast on the Sundance Channel in the USA in May 1999 as part of the program "She Said Cinema". See more »

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In end of film when the girl gets ejected from the club by bouncers the boom mic is visible. See more »

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References For the Term of His Natural Life (1927) See more »

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Out Of Baby's Reach
Performed by Dave Weckerman
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Brilliant
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Unromantic view of East Village life perfectly captures the people and the place. Depressing and totally convincing. I love the first couple of minutes, which so perfectly and wordless establishes the character of the protagonist and the style of the film. And the score is terrific. I can't believe this sleeper hit and critical darling only has a six on IMDB!


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