MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 323 this week

Suburbia (1983)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  12 October 1984 (Finland)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 2,739 users  
Reviews: 48 user | 24 critic

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... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Interview: Magic Mike

The Magic Mike XXL guys give some relationship advice to a 74-year-old fan.

Watch Now

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 23 May 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 15 Dec 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 21 Aug 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Apr 2014
 
a list of 34 titles
created 24 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Suburbia" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Suburbia (1983)

Suburbia (1983) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Suburbia.

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Joe Perry, Steven Tyler, Gene Simmons
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Roy and Bo leave their small town the weekend after graduation for a short road trip to LA. Soon, they find themselves lashing out and leaving a trail of bodies behind them. The violence escalates throughout.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Charlie Sheen, Patti D'Arbanville
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

An engaged guy is forced by his future father-in-law to take a side job moonlighting as an exotic dancer in order to pay extravagant wedding neither of them can afford.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Joe Hursley, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Dustin Ybarra
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A mother goes to Hollywood to find her runaway daughter. She discovers that the girl has become involved in the pornography industry, and goes to the police to get help in finding her.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Ronny Cox, Frank Gorshin, Leon Isaac Kennedy
The Real St. Nick (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A pretty psychiatrist is saved from an accident by a man who, after hitting his head on a rock, believes he is Santa Claus. As she nurses him back to health at her institute, he brings the spirit of Christmas to the hospital.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Torrey DeVitto, Callard Harris, Roma Maffia
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Punk, New Wave, Reggae and Techno bands from Europe and the US recorded live in several locations in 1980. The biggest names on the bill are the Police and UB 40 but every performance is a ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Burbidge
Stars: Wall of Voodoo, Stan Ridgway, Marc Moreland
SLC Punk! (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino
Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Documentary following the Ozzfest Tour in 1999, with live music and interviews interspersed. Featuring the band members from Black Sabath, Primus, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Buckethead, System of a Down and others.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Tom Araya, Blasko, Paul Bostaph
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A white man goes on trial for having raped a black woman.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Richard Pryor
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Hollywierd (1999)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Documents the making of BLOOD DOLLS, interviewing members of the cast and crew.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Charles Band, William Paul Burns, Miles A. Copeland III
Musical | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An entertaining combination of heavy-metal rockers and female mud wrestlers hosted by Jessica Hahn.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Tawn Mastrey, Sam Mann, Jessica Hahn
Edit

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
...
Razzle (as Mike B. The Flea)
Maggie Ehrig ...
Mattie
Grant Miner ...
Keef
...
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
Edit

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).

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 1984 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Rebel Streets  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Rejected Kids hangout was an area of condemned housing that was going to be demolished to make way for the construction of a freeway to LAX. See more »

Goofs

When all the punk kids are driving in Jack's car, Jack calls the character Razzle (Flea) Flea. See more »

Quotes

Jack Diddley: My old man's gonna be back soon and if we're still here he's gonna shit Twinkies.
See more »

Connections

Featured in TCM Underground: Suburbia (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Darker My Love
Written by Todd Barnes, Ron Emory, Jack Grisham, Greg Kuehn & Mike Roche
Performed by Tsol (as T.S.O.L.)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Punks as actors, not actors as punks - excellent.
4 December 2000 | by (Aurora, Colorado) – See all my reviews

During my career as an "angry youth," this film, along with "Made in Britain," (Tim Roth) "Clockwork Orange," and "River's Edge," were required viewing. Penelope Spheeris did a class-A job of depicting what it was like to be young and different in a time in America when outward weirdness invited violence by jocks or other assorted meatheads. Kids who dye their hair blue and get their eyelids pierced at the mall in 2000 should watch this film and see what the consequences for "expressing one's self" were for old schoolers who think Marylin Manson is nothing more than a cheap Vaudeville rip-off artist. Think the type of stuff depicted in this film doesn't still happen? Think again - the killing of punker Brian Deneke in Texas a few years ago will shatter that notion. This film is kind of hard to find on video. You generally won't find it at Blockbuster. Try the mom & pop places.


31 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Calling All Punks PhilFlix
Favorite song? neko_courtney
A DOCUMENTARY ON MY BUDDIES college_squatta
So this is 'punk'? annoa
where are they? killingjoke39
Remake anawesomemoviefanatic
Discuss Suburbia (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?