In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at age 15, the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, The Runaways. Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she's soon strung out on drugs and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up? Written by
Kristen Stewart had to wear sneakers during the recording studio fight because she kept slipping and falling in the platform boots she wears in the full body shots. The scene had to be specially edited because the sneakers were visible when Joan hopped on the furniture to shout at Kim Fowley. See more »
When copies of a Japanese magazine are distributed to the band members, the cover is on the wrong side, as in a western magazine. Japanese magazine covers are on the opposite side, as publications are all right to left. See more »
Hey, fuckin' heckler's drill really worked. This girl threw a bottle at my face... smashed it right back at her!
You girls did the death dance in there. Showed those little punks how to cock fight.
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Great movie. It's told from Cherie's point of view. As most of you know, Kristen Stewart plays Joan Jett. A lot of people hang sh*t on her acting because of the Twilight Movies... Twilight was made for young teens. Plus, the movies are made so close together, she hasn't got the time to really get a feel of the character in each movie... Don't overlook this movie because of Kristen Stewart and say "Oh no she's the chick from Twilight" Hire the movie. Don't get put off. That said, I think Kristen Stewart done a fantastic job playing Joan Jett. Excellent in fact... She's caught my eye, and I will be looking out for her in the future... Dakota Fanning plays Cherie Currie. She also done a fantastic job. If your a fan of The Runaways or Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, you will enjoy this movie. For those who aren't fans, get the movie, because most of you will end up being one. Since the movie, I can't get Cherry Bomb out of my head.
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