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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
...
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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The kid actors in this film did their own stunts. See more »

Goofs

When the big dog tries to come in through the car window, his chain is visible. See more »

Quotes

Jim Tripplett: What the hell are you dressed up for? Where's the war?
Skinner: In your ass!
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Featured in TCM Underground: Suburbia (2007) 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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Punk Side Story
31 October 1998 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

"Suburbia" is the definitive punxploitation film of the 80's, one of Hollywood's few explorations of that counter-culture. Director Spheeris, who also did "Dudes" and "Decline of Western Civilization" before going mainstream, knows enough to make a perfectly romantic (if not realistic) version of punks and skins living in the 80's: complete with shows (on a rickety sound stage, but there's a better circle pit than you're likely to find today), fights with rednecks, squatting, and dealing with a decade where every jock didn't have an eyebrow ring and green hair. You know what? Chickenbutt.


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