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The Banger Sisters (2002)

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Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after 20 years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative lifestyle.

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Storyline

When fiftysomething Suzette loses her job as a bartender she decides to make a road trip to visit her old friend Vinnie who she hasn't seen since their days as groupies back in the day. On the way she meets Harry, a nervous writer who says he is going home to confront his father, then shows her his gun. Once they reach their destination Suzette finds that Vinnie is now Lavinia, a conservative housewife who is reluctant to reexperience the flower power of her youth, and Harry finds confrontation with himself rather than with his father. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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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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The Banger Sisters  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£201,731 (UK) (31 January 2003)

Gross:

$256,084 (Brazil) (7 February 2003)
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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 Suzette and Harry are driving to Phoenix, the El Camino's transmission is clearly in "Park". See more »

Quotes

Lavinia: I am the same color as the Department of Motor Vehicles and you look like A FLOWER.
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References Vanilla Sky (2001) See more »

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Let the Red Road Take You
Written and Performed by Chris Robinson
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You go, girls!
31 January 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Banger Sisters" tells of two middle-aged women, once best friend rock groupies, who have taken different paths through life. Upon reuniting after 20 years they rediscover each other and, most of all, themselves. A fun and funny chick flick with summa-dis and summa-dat in lieu of a story, this light hearted comedy runs the gamut from silliness to poignancy to middle-aged romance to sentimental stuff with only an occasional speed bump along the way winding up with a message about being true to yourself. An enjoyable three star flick for more mature audiences, especially the distaff. (B)


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