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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... See full summary »

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

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Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

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 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.
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Connections

Referenced in Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986) See more »

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Wash Away
Written by Todd Barnes, Ron Emory, Jack Grisham, Greg Kuehn & Mike Roche
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what are you all dressed up for? where's the war?
27 January 2004 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This movie sucks. It is, however, the suckiest movie that I have ever wanted to watch about 50 times in my lifetime. This is the definitive punk-fiction film. No other movie more accurately portrayed what it was like to grow up in the punk scene in the eighties, and it's one of the only films to show what it was like to squat in the punk scene in Los Angeles. It's true, if you get a bunch of real punks and attempt to make them actors and get Roger"Carnosaur"Corman to produce it, you should probably expect something to this effect, but the hammy dialogue and acting are part of the charm. I wholly related to this movie as a teenager, and will always look back fondly upon it. Cheers to Penelope Spheeris, for creating a PR classic.


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