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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pedersen ...
Jack Diddley
Bill Coyne ...
Evan Johnson
Jennifer Clay ...
Sheila
Timothy O'Brien ...
Skinner (as Timothy Eric O'Brien)
Wade Walston ...
Joe Schmo
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Razzle (as Mike B. The Flea)
Maggie Ehrig ...
Mattie
Grant Miner ...
Keef
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T'resa
Andrew Pece ...
Ethan Johnson
Donald V. Allen ...
Officer William Rennard (as Don Allen)
Lee Frederick ...
Jim Tripplett (as Robert Peyton)
Jeff Prettyman ...
Bob Skokes
Dorlinda Griffin ...
Mother In Car
Robert Griffin ...
Baby
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Storyline

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart. Directed by Penelope Spheeris of "Decline of Western Civilization." Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A New Movie ... About A New Generation. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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12 October 1984 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Rebel Streets  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Lead actress Jennifer Clay was discovered by writer/director Penelope Spheeris waiting on line at a Public Image Ltd. concert. See more »

Goofs

When the rednecks are shooting the dogs, you can see the tripwires used to flip them over. See more »

Quotes

Jack Diddley: My old man's gonna be back soon and if we're still here he's gonna shit Twinkies.
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Spoofed in Little Runaway (2002) See more »

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Wash Away
Written by Todd Barnes, Ron Emory, Jack Grisham, Greg Kuehn & Mike Roche
Performed by Tsol (as T.S.O.L.)
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The most accurate depiction of the punk scene ever in amovie
28 October 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I grew up in the early 80's hardcore punk scene in NYC and like most punks at the time had seen Penelope Spheeris' DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION (the best punk documentary ever made) and was impressed when SUBURBIA(later renamed The Wild Side) came out in a few theatres. It was, and still is, the most accurate depiction of what being a hardcore punk was like. Okay, as a film, the production was shoddy, the acting was sub par, and the story was weak. But most of the actors were local punks. . The depiction of the punks was right on the mark....the clothes, the attitude, the music, the just hanging out, etc. Unfortunately, all the new kids who just got into punk in the last decade think this movie is all wrong. Even one of the commenters on this site mistakenly complained that this movie has it all wrong and punks aren't like that. Well guess what kids? The punks in this movie not only acted like real punks, most of them were real punks. (before you were) The scene has changed over the years. This movie is accurately representative of what it was like back in the original (real) scene days during the Reagan administration.


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