The siblings Patty and Joe live in an industrial suburb. While Patty's ambition is their rock band "The Barbusters" only, Joe also cares for the family and the upbringing of Patty's young son Benji. Their pious mother reproaches them for their way of life, especially when they quit their jobs and go on tour, taking Benji with them. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When your family is closing you in, music may be the only way out.
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Did You Know?
The final scene, where the Barbusters perform in front of an adoring crowd, was shot twice. Bits of the first version can be seen in the music video for the song "Light of Day" (where Joan Jett
's hair is in a noticeably different, fluffier style). 'Rolling Stone' magazine reported that Jett wasn't happy with the first version and asked that it be re-shot. Director Paul Schrader
said, "I was about to leave the set and wait out the storm in my trailer... but I listened to her arguments and decided she was right." See more
[during a fight with her brother Joe
You really oughta start your own band. Call it The Attitudes.
References The Merv Griffin Show
Written by Raynard Miner
and Carl Smith
Published by Chevis Publishing Corp. - BMI
Performed by The Motion See more