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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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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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The kids from ... The Wild Side ... The Side You've Never Seen. See more »

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12 October 1984 (Finland)  »

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Rebel Streets  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Penelope Spheeris cast real punk rockers instead of seasoned actors in the interest of realism. See more »

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

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DI - Vocals: Have some fuckin' fun, move up.
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Darker My Love
Written by Todd Barnes, Ron Emory, Jack Grisham, Greg Kuehn & Mike Roche
Performed by Tsol (as T.S.O.L.)
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A very good film
10 August 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Suburbia is one of my favourite films. Its cheap in places with tacky sounds, however that only adds to its charm. The characters have appeal and the situations seem real. There is nothing pretentious about it, the protagonists are not made out to be either good or evil, just drifting teenagers who don't think through what they do. The director draws us along with some sympathy for the TR even when they are up to no good, as its clear that deep down they don't actually mean any harm to anyone. A lot of people have rated this film with 10's, I can't see that (and gave it a 7) as it is still basically a cheap B movie. But definitely a good one.


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