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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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Surviving the '60's & '70's - have things really changed? 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)
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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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The title refers to an element of sexual game playing where one tries to take a partner to the very edge of their sexual or emotional limits.See more »
Quotes:
Lita Ford:At that point everybody was really in need, desperate need of a good year off, from drugs and everything. I mean, it had been five years. We were together for five years when The Runaways broke up. We started in 1975, we broke up in 1980. And uh, you know everything just kinda got so intense. Everybody was doing so many drugs and we were tired. We'd had enough.See more »
Soundtrack:
Kids of TragedySee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Surviving the '60's & '70's - have things really changed?, 11 September 2008
Author: Catherine Todd (ctodd1000@gmail.com) from Oxford, North Carolina, USA

"'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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