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The Banger Sisters (2002)

Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after twenty years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative lifestyle.

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Young Groupie (as Marlayna Garrett)
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In West Hollywood, Suzette, now on the far side of middle age, has always been a party girl, leading a life solely for the here and now. When the here and now leads to her without a job, no money and thus no sense of whether her partying life has gotten her anywhere, she decides to go into her distant past to visit in Phoenix an old friend, Vinnie, who she has not seen or talked to in twenty years. In their shared past, Suzette and Vinnie were Los Angeles groupies coined the Banger Sisters for their penchant to sleep with any and all rock musicians who came through Southern California. Suzette does know however that Vinnie's life has changed, she married to Raymond, a lawyer who has political aspirations, the two who have two teenaged daughters. It is in part the reason she decides to visit now well off Vinnie, to see if she will lend her some money. Suzette reconsiders when she finds out just how far Vinnie has changed. She now goes by her full given name Lavinia, and is not only the... Written by Huggo

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Some friendships last forever... like it or not.

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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20 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Groupies Forever  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,037,846 (USA) (20 September 2002)

Gross:

$30,306,281 (USA) (20 December 2002)
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Trivia

Bob Dolman got the idea for the film from a line of Jim Morrison's poem "Stoned Immaculate" ("One summer night, going to the pier I ran into two young girls. The blonde was called Freedom, the dark one Enterprise"), which he'd heard while rewriting the script to The Doors (1991). See more »

Goofs

While chasing down Harry at Horizon Hills Cemetary, the rear view mirror in the car carrying Suzette and Lavinia disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Harry: I disappointed him! He hated me!
Lavinia: Oh for goodness sakes.
[Knocks Harry over with the car]
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Connections

References Vanilla Sky (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Ride with Me
Written by Mars Bonfire
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Los Angeles
12 March 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I love this movie! The gorgeous Goldie Hawn and the gorgeous Susan Sarnadon are hillarious as Suzette, and Vinny("LA LA LA VINIA", As Hawn's character hillariously taunts when Sarandon's character tells her not to call her Vinny anymore) former group groupies who reunite after 20 years. Goldie is a free spirited hippie chick still, and Susan plays an uptight wife and mother who's secret past and best friendship with Suzette is not known to her husband and two daughters. But Suzzette(Hawn) rebonds with Vinny, and hysterical situations abound! GREAT MOVIE!


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