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The Banger Sisters (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  20 September 2002 (USA)
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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 life-style.

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Raymond Kingsley (as Robin Thomas)
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Young Groupie (as Marlayna Garrett)
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L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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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

During the "Rock Cock" sequence, the girls were shown Polaroids of the crew who had volunteered to be photographed especially for that sequence. The surprise on Susan Sarandon's face is quite genuine when she saw who the photographs were of and recognized the faces. See more »

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At the end of the movie, when Suzette and Harry are driving away, Suzette puts her glasses on. In the next shot, they are off again. See more »

Quotes

Suzette: [on seeing Hannah at prom looking sick] Oh god, whats she on?
Jules: Nothing, we just had champange.
Suzette: Don't bullshit me.
Prom Girl: Shes on acid.
Suzette: How long ago did she drop it?
Prom Girl: Two hours maybe?
Suzette: Two hours she's gonna be really messed up, you guys should go.
Jules: Leave her here with you? We don't even know you.
Suzette: I'm a friend of her mother's.
Jules: Yeah, right Hannah's mother.
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(Walk Me out in the) Morning Dew
Written by Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose
Performed by Robert Plant
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A complete and utter waste of talent(s)
4 October 2002 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Ugh. Hawn and Sarandon have either been blackmailed or physically forced to accept these roles. I laughed a total of two times in this film. Once at a Got Milk? Billboard and once when Vinnie runs over Harry (both scenes are in the last 15 minutes of this excrutiatingly long film). And I think it was supposed to be a comedy, but now I'm not so sure. There is not a single likeable character in this film. The real stars are supposed to be Hawn's breasts. Save your money and rent "First Wives Club", "Everyone Says I Love You" or "Stepmom".


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