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7 October 2004 (USA) See more »
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A documentary feature film about the 1970's seminal all girl band, The Runaways. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Kari Krome ... Herself
Kim Fowley ... Himself
Suzi Quatro ... Herself
Sandy West ... Herself
Jeri W.
Toby Mamis ... Himself (voice)

Jackie Fox ... Herself
Lita Ford ... Herself

Cherie Currie ... Herself
Marie Harmon ... Herself (as Marie K.)

Victory Tischler-Blue ... Herself (as Vicki Blue)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joan Jett ... Herself (archive footage)

Directed by
Victory Tischler-Blue 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Victory Tischler-Blue 

Produced by
Barton Sterling Astor .... co-producer
Jerry Behrens .... co-producer
P. Arden Brotman .... executive producer
Jackie Fox .... executive producer (as Jackie Fuchs)
Ernest Koeppen .... associate producer
Devin Kreider .... associate producer
Dwina Murphy-Gibb .... executive producer
Joel T. Smith .... co-producer
Victory Tischler-Blue .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Chapman  (as Mike Chapman)
Lita Ford 
Victory Tischler-Blue 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Herrman (director of photography)
Steve Payne 
 
Film Editing by
Victory Tischler-Blue 
 
Art Direction by
Craig Price (creative director)
Stephen Steiner 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandy Robinson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bill Black .... additional sound
David S. DiPietro .... sound effects editor
Chris Gordon .... audio layback
Craig Holbrook .... audio layback
Todd Langner .... sound re-recording mixer
H. Jay Levine .... dialogue editor
H. Jay Levine .... supervising sound editor
Marcelo Payes .... additional sound
 
Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... Inferno artist
Craig Price .... creative director
Bob Sackler .... compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jackie Frost .... camera operator
Chris Green .... camera operator
Steve Payne .... camera operator
Donna Santisi .... still photographer
Rob Thatcher .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Moon Hi Hanson .... assistant editor
Jon Thorn .... additional editor
 
Music Department
H. Jay Levine .... music editor
 
Other crew
Chris Green .... assistant to director
Jodie Lambert .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Allison Anders .... special thanks
Robert Blalack .... special thanks
Michael Chapman .... special thanks (as Mike Chapman)
Michael Dan Emhig .... special thanks
Robin Gibb .... special thanks
Jim Gillette .... special thanks
David Holmes .... special thanks
Jill Kelly .... special thanks
Chi Chi La Rue .... special thanks
Toby Mamis .... special thanks
Thom Mount .... special thanks
Suzi Quatro .... dedicatee
Rob Reiner .... special thanks
Harry Shearer .... special thanks
Carrie Snodgress .... special thanks
Penelope Spheeris .... special thanks
Cathy Tischler .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways" - USA (DVD box title)
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USA:110 min
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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 »
Quotes:
Sandy West:I remember the decision of me and Lita splitting apart from Joan and Toby, and that was pretty mind boggling. It's like the, the band disbanded. It hurt. And I was really apart of looking out for these girls, and watching them grow up and growing up with them. So when all that ripping and tearing went on, my heart was ripping and tearing. And that's when you, uh, you find yourself feeling...See more »
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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Now, this is a documentary..., 25 August 2005
Author: lambiepie-2 from Los Angeles, CA

Let me be honest before expressing my thoughts publicly: Not only was I a big fan of "The Runaways", but I had the opportunity to meet Sandy West and Joan Jett and Kim Fowley on my first trek out to Los Angeles, California in the 80's and working with musicians who worked with ... each other. So my views many read a bit biased - but I am a fan first above all else.

Let me point out what is very important to all who ever see this documentary - is that "The Runaways" were, are and always will be -the first female rock band that garnered attention and pricked up the music business ears that females can have a band, can ROCK and are well trained to do so.

When the Go-Go's and The Bangles came out, I am sorry, I always saw them as second best and in the case of musicianship - very manufactured. The Runaways rocked and that was so important to open the doors to other female musicians that followed after them and did the same.

This documentary gets into documenting 'The Runaways' and what they went through in five years. Although at times in the film I felt they held back on much that I remember happening to them at the time that they did not wish to get into, they went through enough to let you know. I am extremely proud of Vicki Blue (yeah, I know!)doing this project BEFORE others who may have more more money or other ambitions get hold of these ladies lives and do it. This is the keeper.

The Runaways were SO ahead of their time. Each of them...and as a group. It is stated that "someone has to be first" and in doing so "doesn't get the recognition they deserve". I hope this documentary spurs new dialog and recognition about them. The Runaways are a triumph and a tragedy and this documentary gives you pause to think about each of it. And you should.

These are a talented group of women who were brought together for a nice idea and got abused all the way. As a teen, you only want to do what is best...and for many of them it was the music. Here you learn just how much goes into this and what seeps in to push and break personalities, egos, mental health, family, residuals, sexual health, etc. in this entertainment industry.

These ladies need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame before anyone else (Hear me, Jan?!?!?!)that is the least that should be done.

Next, this documentary should be nominated for an Academy Award. The RAW techniques in film documentaries are here, and it places a document of a time, a place and lives that HAS happened. Raw emotion, raw nerves and even the "forgetting" of memories. This is a clean documentary done in the "old fashioned way" -- as a documentary.

A reunion tour? Well, that is quite clearly up to each of these ladies. It's their decision to do it...and WHAT they would do it for. Could be the greatest thing on earth...and then, could be a major faux pas in this day and time for promoters, et al. because of the past feelings, etc. It's all be up to them. But these women should be very smart by now and know whats coming before they get into it.

Regardless, this documentary is the one to see and get an understanding. Bless them all.

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