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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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Not as good as "End Of the Century", but a lot better than VH-1 See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Victory Tischler-Blue ... Herself (as Vicki Blue)

Cherie Currie ... Herself
Lita Ford ... Herself

Jackie Fox ... Herself
Kari Krome ... Herself
Sandy West ... Herself
Suzi Quatro ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Fowley ... Himself
Marie Harmon ... Herself / Cherie Currie's Mother

Joan Jett ... Herself (archive footage)
Toby Mamis ... Himself (voice)

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
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
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 .... special thanks
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" - USA (short 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:
Lita Ford:[Japan] ... was the highlight of the Runaways career... we had the most audience, the most record sales... I had to buy another suitcase to bring home the stuff people had given me.See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as "End Of the Century", but a lot better than VH-1, 12 July 2006
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

Although I'm not a big fan of the Runaways, I'm very interested in this era of the Los Angeles music scene (being too young and stuck in Wyoming at the time). Like the big screen doc. "End of the Century" about the Ramones, this gives a good background of the scene and era and like other reviewers have said is miles ahead of VH1 canned nostalgia crap.

It was interesting to see the band members now. I always thought of Cherie Currie as a drugged-out, bleach-blonde piece of pedophile bait (who reminds me more of that uber-sleazy 70's hit "Hot Child in the City" than any song she ever personally sang). Well in middle age she looks healthy, VERY attractive, and surprisingly intelligent and well-spoken. Lita Ford is the same as she's always been, and Joan Jett was conspicuous in her absence. They interviewed pretty all the other, more obscure band members, but I would have liked them to talk more about some of the other figures in the nexus of the Hollywood music and low-budget movie scene--i.e. Cheryl "Rainbeax" Smith, a famous groupie and drive-in movie actress who sometimes played drums for Joan Jett (and died recently), and Sondra Currie, another actress and the older sister of Cherie and Marie.

The documentary was not all nostalgia though. It danced around some lurid claims of verbal and possibly sexual abuse involving the bands scummy manager. In addition, to showing how sleazy the music business can be, the documentary also shows how irresponsible parents can be in turning their children over to somebody who's supposedly going to make them famous (a moral lesson perhaps?). Mostly though this gives a good sense of the era and will probably please fans of the band. Not as good as "End of the Century" perhaps but better than anything you'll see on VH-1.

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