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Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 13 July 1984 (USA)
The rise and fall of an all-girl punk rock band in Hollywood in the 1980s.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Schwartz ...
Hilary Rubens ...
Bunny Tremelo
Janet Housden ...
Kim Pilkington ...
Alexandria
Steve McDonald ...
Johnny Tremaine
Tracy Marshak-Nash ...
Tanya Hearst (as Tracy Lea)
Michael F. Glass ...
Matt
Jeffrey McDonald ...
Tears Brunell (as Jeff McDonald)
Jordan Schwartz ...
Doctor / Mom
Dez Cadena ...
Flaco
Pam Douglas ...
The She Devils
Cathy Sample ...
The She Devils
Stephanie Shaw ...
The She Devils
Annette Zilinskas ...
The She Devils
Herb Lienau ...
2nd Henchman
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The rise and fall of an all-girl punk rock band in Hollywood in the 1980s.

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In a scene of no values...Where climbing to the top means climbing into bed...Where drugs and cheap thrills fill the date book...Where rock n' roll means death and destruction...

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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13 July 1984 (USA)  »

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Desperate Teenage Runaways  »

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$350 (estimated)
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The original title for the film was Desperate Teenage Runaways. Producer Kim Fowley who owned the name of the all-girl rock band The Runaways made director David Markey change it (because of the similarities). See more »

Quotes

Kitty Carryall: Thanks for killing my mom.
Patch Kelly: Hey, no problem.
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Connections

References Yentl (1983) See more »

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Charlie
(Steve McDonald (as S.) & Jeffrey McDonald (as J. McDonald))
Zelda Rocks/Bad Papaya Music BMI
Performed by Redd Kross
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campy, edgy 1980's rock 'n' roll fun
19 April 2003 | by (Vancouver, WA) – See all my reviews

This was a small gem of a bootleg VHS amongst friends in my teenage years (the mid-80's). Ultra-cool, campy story of a girl group playing ultra-cool rock 'n' roll. Funny as hell. Looked like someone's home movie with bad lighting, messy camera work, and often fuzzy sound, but who cared with such potent lines and a kick-ass soundtrack?

Supposedly the DVD is coming out next month... even if they haven't cleaned it up, it's better than most of the other so-called "musicals" of the 1980's.

Oh, and if I recall, there was a sequel that was pretty cool too.


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