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The Runnin' Kind (1989)

An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Packer ...
Joey Curtis
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Shaun
Larry Cox ...
Rudy
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Carl
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Thunder
Richard Manheim ...
Mike Tataglia (as Ric Manheim)
Brenda Lilly ...
Receptionist
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Stan Shank
John Carter ...
Richard Curtis
Keith Mills ...
Mr. Dickstein
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Carol Curtis
Susan Ursitti ...
Marsha
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Amy Curtis
Ric Mancini ...
Mr. Tataglia
Janaki ...
Jesse
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An Ohio teen moves to L.A. to find fame as a rock musician and to find a drummer.

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Ohio was never like this. And neither was Joey.

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8 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Una vita in fuga  »

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Quotes

Thunder: When are you gonna stop saying, "I can't." Can't's for old people.
Joey Curtis: I can't believe we're having this conversation!
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Connections

Features Duck Soup (1933) See more »

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Nine Times to Live
Written by Pleasant Gehman & Laura Bennett
Performed by The Screaming Sirens
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A Great Film About The LA Punk Scene!
7 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the best 80's punk movies out there. It's about a guy that works in his father's office and decides to break free of that life for a life of partying, clubs, and a punk rock lifestyle. It's full of laughs, good music, and life lessons. I didn't have many expectations before watching this movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. If you can find it then watch it! Even if you just like fun, 80's, teen angst kind of movies, this one is for you. Great music (TSOL makes an appearance) and the acting wasn't half bad. I recommend this movie to anyone who has ever felt like "breaking free" of their normal routine and figuring out what living it up is all about.


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