Unimpassioned look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries ... See full summary »
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Marion Moseley ...
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Elena Nommenson ...
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Amelia Nommenson ...
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Liz
Nicholas Walker ...
Masseuse
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Eva
Jeffrey McDonald ...
Kevin (as Jeff McDonald)
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Unimpassioned look at the lives of struggling L.A. scene rock stars follows main character, Gwen, on her quest for the top. Working as an assistant to a film production designer, she tries to steal her boy friend who is a music producer by offering sexual favors. The producer meanwhile is trying to orchestrate a comeback for a former glam band played by Michael Des Barres (of Power Station fame), John Taylor (from Duran Duran), and Martin Kemp (from Spandau Ballet). Rosanna Arquette plays the former movie star wife of the lead singer, who is fretting because she has just been offered the role as the mother of one of the new ingenious. Beverly D'Angelo also shows up as a millionairess who agrees to bankroll the group, but only if she gets a roll in the hay with the lead singer. All of the career problems, including drug proclivity, are represented in this film. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong language, some drug content and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$42,668 (USA) (17 September 1999)

Gross:

$177,840 (USA) (12 November 1999)
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The groupies for John Taylor's character "Clive" were real John Taylor fans recruited by Allison Anders from John's website. See more »

Soundtracks

Runnin' from No Place to Nowhere
Written and Performed by Tiffany Anders
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Courtesy of Up Records
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A pleasant surprise
11 April 2000 | by (Doylestown) – See all my reviews

I must admit that I'd never heard of this movie before I came across it at Blockbuster. I decided to pick it up for the cast, not being a particularly big Anders fan. I was rewarded with a low-key, funny and enjoyable 90 minutes. Perhaps it was the short filming period (and I suspect a fair amount of ad libbing by the cast), but the thing I liked best about this movie was that everyone seemed so relaxed and natural. In many cases, I'm sure the performers were less acting and more riffing on their own lives and those of people they've encountered over the years. With the exception of the two "blond ambition" wannabes, everyone in the movie exhibited at least some redeaming characteristics. While I won't say I was particularly drawn to any of the characters, neither was I repulsed by any of them. They all seemed more or less products of their past lives, with the inevitably warped perspective living the "star" lifestyle brings. All in all, a fun way to spend an hour and a half.


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