A documentary feature film about the 1970's seminal all girl band, The Runaways.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kari Krome ...
Herself
Kim Fowley ...
Himself
Suzi Quatro ...
Herself
Sandy West ...
Herself
Jeri W.
Toby Mamis ...
Himself (voice)
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Herself
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Herself
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Herself
Marie Harmon ...
Herself (as Marie K.)
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Herself (as Vicki Blue)
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"EDGEPLAY: A film about The Runaways" chronicles the rise and disintegration of the seminal '70's all-teenage-girl rock band The Runaways, whose members included then-unknown future rock stars Lita Ford and Joan Jett. The film explores the effects of verbal, emotional and psychological abuse on girls too young to drink, but old enough for sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Written by Sacred Dogs Entertainment

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7 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways  »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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This documentary about the all girl rock band The Runaways, has no original Runaways music. The only music you hear is by other artists or you hear the band doing cover songs. That's because Joan Jett refused to take part in the production and refused to grant permission for the music to be used. See more »

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Jackie Fox: [referring to Kim Fowley] He kicked me out of the studio and hired Nigel Harrison, who went on to be the bass player in Blondie so it's not actually me on the first album.
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Tambourine Dream
Performed by Lita Ford
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Surviving the '60's & '70's - have things really changed?
11 September 2008 | by (Oxford, North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

"'Jail bait' rockers The Runaways tell their own tale -- their hopes, dreams and eventual implosion due to incessant media hectoring, infighting among the band members and chronic drug use. Directed by Victory Tischler-Blue, the film shows what it was like for six teenage girls to gain notoriety in an era hostile to female musicians. Includes live performances, a special appearance by Suzi Quatro and new songs by Quatro and Lita Ford."

Note the most important line in this review from Netflix: "shows what it was like for six teenage girls to gain notoriety in an era hostile to female musicians."

Finally, someone who is telling it like it was. That's it in a nutshell. Thank God (some of) those times have changed... on second thought, have they? The whole new crop of girls have probably gone through exactly the same thing. Christina Aquilera, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Rhianna, what's the difference, really? Some things never change. And worst of all, we do it to ourselves. We imprison OURSELVES. We buy in to the promise of "fame and fortune," and to "be somebody." That's all it takes for the devils of the world - the Kim Fowley's of the world - to capture one's soul and "make them mine."

Fowley was their notorious manager who practically destroyed these girls, stole their money, hearts and soul... yet these girls have somehow managed to survive. Bravo to them for telling their true tale even at this late date. The truth will set you free!

Pretty incredible film. Glad I never got trapped; at least not in that world. I escaped by the skin of my teeth and the Grace of God and all the angels above. Somehow I made a slightly different choice and somehow survived. All it took was "NO" at the moment of truth, the moment of commitment, and the Devil had no hold. And then some pretty fast running! Hahahahahah to all the Kim Fowleys of the world - and a big middle finger holding straight up!

Ten stars for this film, and the women themselves have my GREATEST ADMIRATION. Bravo to you ALL!


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