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Prey for Rock & Roll -- The story of Jacki (Gina Gershon) and her all-girl rock band, Clam Dandy, who are trying to make it in the L.A. club scene.
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Prey For Rock & Roll is the story of Jacki and her all-girl rock and roll band, Clam Dandy, who are... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Gina Gershon ... Jacki

Drea de Matteo ... Tracy

Lori Petty ... Faith

Shelly Cole ... Sally

Marc Blucas ... Animal

Ivan Martin ... Nick

Eddie Driscoll ... Chuck

Ashley Eckstein ... Punk Rock Girl (as Ashley Drane)

Shakara Ledard ... Jessica
Texas Terri ... Herself

Sandra Seacat ... Jacki's Mom

Nancy Pimental ... Natalie

Greg Rikaart ... Scott
Francois Harold ... Johnny

Joannah Portman ... Sorority Girl #1
Hallie King ... Sorority Girl #2

Benjamín Benítez ... Drug Dealer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Exene Cervenka ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John Doe ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alan Passman ... Funeral Goer (uncredited)

Tina Turner ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Alex Steyermark 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cheri Lovedog  writer
Robin Shushan  writer (as Robin Whitehouse)

Produced by
Gerald Barad .... co-executive producer
Kelly Crean .... co-producer
Gina Gershon .... producer
Alexis Magagni-Seely .... producer
Donovan Mannato .... producer
Gina Resnick .... producer
Pat Scanlon .... line producer
Robin Shushan .... co-executive producer (as Robin Whitehouse)
Original Music by
Palmyra Delran (music composer)
Stephen Trask 
Cinematography by
Antonio Calvache 
Film Editing by
Allyson C. Johnson 
Casting by
Sheila Jaffe 
Production Design by
John Chichester 
Set Decoration by
Maureen Osborne 
Costume Design by
Vanessa Vogel 
Makeup Department
Heather Cummings .... assistant makeup artist
Sharisse Fine .... key hair stylist (as Sharisse E. Fine-Kekone)
Amy Harmon .... first assistant makeup artist
Carol Strong .... key makeup artist
Staci Witt .... makeup assistant
Production Management
Mads Hansen .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kathryn Galberth .... second second assistant director (as Kathryn C. Galberth)
Sholto J. Roeg .... first assistant director (as Sholto Roeg)
Art Department
David Thomas Cooper .... leadman
Derrick Hinman .... property master
Chris Kas .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Ethan Beigel .... foley mixer
Leslie Bloome .... foley artist (as Leslie Bloom)
Brion Condon .... boom operator
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound effects editor
Piotr Glabinski .... assistant sound editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... adr editor
Bruce Kitzmeyer .... sound effects editor
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Tim O'Heir .... audio recording engineer
Tim O'Heir .... sound recording engineer
Eric Rolnick .... foley mixer
Ira Spiegel .... sound editor
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Weiss .... sound mixer
John Werner .... foley editor
Lynn Salvatori .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alfredo Denila .... key grip
Saul Herckis .... electrician
Cliff Hsui .... digital imaging technician
Daniel Kauahi .... grip
Chris Lombardi .... camera operator: "a" camera
Yen P. Nguyen .... second assistant camera
Keith Solomon .... additional camera operator
David Swett .... digital imaging technician
Sean Tanner .... gaffer
Joe Torres .... additional grip
Kevin Wilt .... electrician
Patrick Robert Wong .... best boy grip
William Rick Young .... grip
Casting Department
Mike Bellesfield .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alyson MacInnis .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer
Richard Garibaldi .... final colorist
David A. Smith .... assistant editor
Music Department
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Palmyra Delran .... guitar: vocals
Allyson C. Johnson .... music editor
Tim O'Heir .... music editor
Stephen Trask .... music producer
Transportation Department
Michael Burnette .... transportation coordinator
Eli Lozano .... driver
Sandra Ninham .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Paul D. Boydston .... location manager
Carrie Cantore .... location manager
Sylvie Chesneau .... script supervisor
Nicole Colombie .... production coordinator
J. John Corbett .... title designer
Shawn Davis .... assistant production coordinator
Gary Kauffman .... legal counsel
Beth Nathanson .... script consultant
Brittany Petros .... stand-in
Brett Robinson .... set production assistant
Terence Rosemore .... production assistant
Lisa Smieja .... production office assistant
Jon Maichel Thomas .... title designer
Leif Tilden .... location manager
Winter Zemans .... office production assistant
Steven Jetton .... layout board (uncredited)

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Rated R for language, sexual content, drug use and brief violence
Canada:104 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | USA:104 min
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Did You Know?

Joan Jett served as a consultant on the film but ended up suing the production company for breach of contract after they only paid her $20,000 of her $100,000 fee; the producers admitted they were not able to fully compensate Jett after running into financial difficulties.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Jacki gives Faith a tattoo. Faith shows the tattoo to Sally and says, "Jacki just did it today." The Tattoo showed no signs of being new at all. No redness, no swelling, no irritation and no Vaseline covering it. It looked as if it had been done months ago.See more »
Jacki:A murderer, a rapist and a dyke go into a tattoo parlor...See more »
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That Was MeSee more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Must-See DVD for wannabe rockstars (and bar wars veterans), 21 October 2009
Author: wonderdawg from Duncan, Canada

Growing in up in LA Jacki (Gina Gershon) always knew she wanted to be a rock and roll star.

"I was this dorky 7th grader when I had my first real cool experience. Ike and Tina Turner at the Hollywood Bowl. Suddenly the idea of becoming a teacher or a nurse lost its edge. Sorry, Mom."

According to Jacki, watching punk icons X at the Whiskey A Go Go on LA's Sunset Strip was a pivotal experience

"I left that show knowing I had to have my own band. So I got an electric guitar, learned three chords and conned some chicks into starting a band with me."

Twenty years later Jacki is still toiling away in small clubs on the Strip and nursing an arena size midlife crisis.

"Don't you ever think of being 50 or 60, hauling our gear around, passing out fliers, fighting with the bookers and still sweating the rent?" she asks bandmate Faith (Lori Petty).

It's a dilemma most bar band veterans have to face sooner or later although no one wants to think about it.

Although the plot occasionally strays into melodramatic made-for-cable movie territory the dialogue has the rueful ring of actual experience. In fact, novice screenwriter Cheri Lovedog toughed it out on the LA club scene for over a decade with her own all girl punk rock band, opening for bands like Jane's Addiction, Hole and L7. There is a lot of smoke, sweat and tears in lines like " So I'm a 40 year old woman chasing a teenage dream. But you know what? It all comes down to this. These 40 or 50 minutes of playing live a few times a month." Gershon is a naturally charismatic performer and she's firing on all cylinders here. The star did all her own vocals live. This kind of hard, angry, lyrically charged rock is deceptively difficult but Gershon has the vocal moxie as well as the looks and the attitude to pull it off. (To prepare for the role she took guitar lessons from Joan Jett and played clubs with a backup band.) Lovedog wrote the songs and although not all of them work, "Every Six Minutes", a snarled warning to would-be rapists, is chillingly convincing. Musician/filmmaker Alex Steyermark lenses the proceedings like a gritty reality TV doc. "It was really important for me to capture the culture of what it is like to be in a band," he tells us on the DVD. "This is a world I'm familiar with, a world I come from and in many ways I wanted to pay homage to that, to the people who really work hard at their art even though they are never going to see any kind of material success from it."

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