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The Runaways -- A chronicle of the groundbreaking Los Angeles band The Runaways, who formed in 1975 and were led by teenagers Joan Jett (Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Fanning).
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The Runaways -- A chronicle of the groundbreaking Los Angeles band The Runaways, who formed in 1975 and were led by teenagers Joan Jett (Stewart) and Cherie Currie (Fanning).

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Writers (WGA):
Floria Sigismondi (screenplay)
Cherie Currie (book)
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19 March 2010 (USA) See more »
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It's 1975 and they're about to explode. See more »
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A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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5 nominations See more »
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Inappropriate and in your face. The way any movie about The Runaways should be. See more (128 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kristen Stewart ... Joan Jett

Dakota Fanning ... Cherie Currie

Michael Shannon ... Kim Fowley

Stella Maeve ... Sandy West

Scout Taylor-Compton ... Lita Ford

Alia Shawkat ... Robin

Riley Keough ... Marie Currie

Johnny Lewis ... Scottie

Tatum O'Neal ... Cherie's Mom

Brett Cullen ... Cherie's Dad

Hannah Marks ... Tammy

Jill Andre ... Aunt Evie
Ray Porter ... Band Member
Kiaya Snow ... Cashier

Allie Grant ... Club Girl

Brendan Sexton III ... Derek

Shammy Dee ... DJ

Aaron Parker Mouser ... Fat Employee (as Aaron Mouser)

Peggy Stewart ... Grandma Oni

Robert Romanus ... Guitar Teacher

Jay Thames ... Headliner's Roadie

Masami Kosaka ... Japanese Journalist

Masayuki Yonezawa ... Japanese Photographer
Hiroshi Otaguro ... Japanese Promoter (as Hiroshi Sakata)

P.D. Mani ... Cake Shop Manager
Mickey Petralia ... Record Executive
Julia Mondi ... Rockabilly Saleslady (as Antonella Sigismondi)

Nick Eversman ... Rocker Boy

Keir O'Donnell ... Rodney Bingenheimer

Lisa Long ... Sandy's Mom

J.R. Nutt ... Skinny Employee

Alejandro Patiño ... Grocery Store Manager (as Alejandro Patino)
John S. Konesky ... Studio Engineer (as John Konesky)

Time Winters ... Wolfgang
Adam Silver ... Boy in Audience

Avery Wada ... Announcer (as Koji Wada)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rio Ahn ... Japanese Security (uncredited)

Kazumi Aihara ... Japanese Presenter (uncredited)
Kaily Alissano ... Kenna (uncredited)

Conrad Bluth ... Boy (uncredited)
Corina Boettger ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Rhett J. Brandt ... Drunk Guy (uncredited)

Ronn Burner ... Biker (uncredited)

Eric Callero ... Rockabilly (uncredited)
Michael Patrick Carmody ... Extra (uncredited)
Peter Choi ... Japanese Security (uncredited)

Scott Crane ... English Disco Rocker (uncredited)
Aj English ... Sleeping Punk (uncredited)

Nebula Gu ... Screaming Fan (uncredited)
Annie Hsu ... Crazy Japanese Fan (uncredited)

Eric Ian ... Rocker (uncredited)
Hope Angelica James ... Girl at Club (uncredited)
Ryoji Kure ... Japanese Cameraman (uncredited)

Michelle Laine ... Druggy Kid (uncredited)
Christopher James Legaspi ... Japanese Cameraman (uncredited)
Kyoko Okazaki ... Crazy Fan of Joan Jett (uncredited)
Ryan Posey ... House Party Attendee (uncredited)
Alex Pulido ... The DJ (uncredited)

Dylan Saccoccio ... Rowdy Guy (uncredited)
Jordan Witte ... Hot Guy Hitting on Joan (uncredited)
Karen Jean Wu ... Japanese concert goer (uncredited)

Directed by
Floria Sigismondi 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Floria Sigismondi (screenplay)

Cherie Currie (book "Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story")

Produced by
Carianne Brinkman .... associate producer
David Grace .... co-producer
Frank Hildebrand .... co-producer
Joan Jett .... executive producer
Kenny Laguna .... executive producer
Art Linson .... producer
John Linson .... producer
Bill Pohlad .... producer
Jonathan Sanford .... associate producer
Sabrina Sipantzi Ballard .... associate producer
Brian Young .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Lillian Berlin 
 
Cinematography by
Benoît Debie 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Chew 
 
Casting by
Wendy O'Brien 
 
Production Design by
Eugenio Caballero 
 
Set Decoration by
Beauchamp Fontaine  (as Fontaine Beauchamp Hebb)
Mark Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Carol Beadle 
 
Makeup Department
Tanya Cookingham .... key makeup artist
Tracey Henton .... makeup artist
Jules Holdren .... additional hair stylist
Martina Kohl .... makeup artist
Marylin Lee .... additional makeup artist
Norma Lee .... hair stylist
Robin Mathews .... makeup department head
Pamela Neal .... hair consultant
Yesim 'Shimmy' Osman .... key hair stylist
Justin Stafford .... wig maker
Terrie Velazquez Owen .... hair department head (as Terrie Velasquez-Owen)
Victoria Wood .... wig maker: Dakota Fanning
 
Production Management
David Grace .... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
Andrew Troy .... post-production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Avery Galligan .... second assistant director
Keith Jones .... second second assistant director
Paul-Edouard Laurens .... first assistant director
Daniel Lowe .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alysia Allen .... art department coordinator
Jory Alvarado .... leadman
Ricky Bartlett .... set dresser
Eddie Beasley .... art production assistant
Dave Chamberlain .... construction foreman
Jerry A. Chavez .... property master
Tracy Dishman .... set decorating shopper
Ursula Glaviano .... props
Charles Kern .... lead painter
Mark Knightley .... construction coordinator
Kami Laprade .... on-set dresser
Jerry Ortega .... additional set designer
Alexander Panov .... paint decorator gang boss
Bobby Pollard .... set dresser (as Robert 'Yummy' Pollard)
Lisa Robinson .... assistant property master
Eric Rosenberg .... graphic designer
Erik Soderstrom .... set dresser
John Sparano .... buyer
Michael Voelker .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Jean-Michel Beranger .... french dubbing mixer
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... adr editor
Rene Defrancesch .... sound utility
Brent Findley .... sound effects editor
Gary Gegan .... re-recording mixer
Gary Gegan .... sound effects editor
Corey J. Grasso .... foley mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... re-recording mixer
Steven Iba .... assistant sound editor
Jason W. Jennings .... sound designer
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Jay Nierenberg .... supervising sound editor
Todd Niesen .... dialogue editor
Alenka Pavlin .... boom operator
Jonathan Pendergrass .... foley editor
Edward Tise .... production sound mixer
Andrew Troy .... sound recordist
Vicki Vandegrift .... foley artist (as Vicki Vandegrift O'Reilly)
Tim Walston .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Bart Barber .... special effects technician
Larry Fioritto .... special effects supervisor
Bob Turk .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Caplan .... visual effects producer
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
Padraic Culham .... digital compositor
Michael Dillon .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Mary Dowd .... digital artist
Eric Heavens .... digital compositor
Dave Piedra .... visual effects
Dan Schmit .... visual effects supervisor (as Daniel Schmit)
Adam Simpson .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunt coordinator
Fernando Chien .... utility stunts (as Fernando S. Chen)
Meegan Godfrey .... utility stunts
Michael Li .... utility stunts
Keith Davidson .... motorcycle stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Blum .... company grip
Raynee Borchardt .... company grip
Harry C. Box .... camera operator: 'b' camera (as Harry Box)
Loren Corl .... key grip
Edward J. Cox .... rigging gaffer (as Ed Cox)
Bill Daimant .... dolly grip
John Davies .... rigging electric best boy
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... rigging key grip (as Dhamarata 'G' Dhiensuwana)
Kelly Diehl .... libra head technician
Curtis Failor .... best boy electric
Michael Ferris .... underwater camera operator
Oscar Gomez .... rigging best boy grip
Khan Griffith .... company electric (as Khan Griffiths)
Harold Groshon .... company electric (as Hal Greshon)
Jay Hardie .... second assistant camera: 'b' camera (as James W. Hardie)
William H. Hobson .... best boy grip (as Bill Hobson)
Dan Kerns .... company electric
Nick Liampetchakul .... rigging grip
Kevin Massey .... company electric
Alyosha Mattei .... company electric (as Osha Mattei)
David Moir .... still photographer
Craig Molsberry .... best boy electric
Victor Ohiensuwana .... rigging grip
Matt Perry .... company grip
Dale Roberts .... rigging grip (as Dale 'Sarge' Roberts)
Benjamin Shurtleff .... camera loader
Andy Shuttleworth .... additional camera operator
Michael Sikie .... company electric
Kenny Solomon .... company electric
Randy Stone .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: "a" camera
Forrest Thurman .... first assistant camera: 'b' camera
Brian Tilden .... gaffer
Tony Villalobos .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Scott Webb .... lighting programmer
Tony Willard .... company grip
Niel Williams .... company grip
Fernando Espiritusanto .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lyndsey Baldasare .... casting associate
Chris Gehrt .... casting assistant
Chris Gerht .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mina Amirzai .... costumer
Lynda Arnold .... cutter/fitter
Bethany Bernhard .... costumer
Melissa Binder .... ager (as Melissa F. Binder)
Maria Bradley .... set costumer
Alexandra Casey .... costume assistant
Nancy Ceo .... set costumer
Windy Eubanks .... costume department intern
Sharon Fauvel .... head ager/dyer
Annie Garrity .... costume supervisor (as Annie Hill)
Ashley Hendra .... costume department production assistant
Shirley Lipscomb .... additional cutter/fitter
Asia Muka .... costumer
Vicente Parada .... additional costumer (as Vince Parada)
Rob Saduski .... assistant costume designer
Roberta Bilé .... costumer (uncredited)
Monica Haynes .... costumer (uncredited)
Nino .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Zoe Bower .... post-production coordinator
Robert Brakey .... additional editor
Matt Evans .... assistant editor
Élodie Ichter .... colorist assist: EFilm
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Yvan Lucas .... colorist
Christian Prejza .... digital intermediate producer
Tom Reiser .... second colorist: Efilm
Leroy Wolf .... color timer
Christopher Zuber .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Mandi Dillin .... key assistant location manager
Julianne Eggold .... assistant location manager
Diana V. Lara .... key assistant location manager
Chris Munday .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mark Agostino .... music playback operator: pro tools
George Drakoulias .... music supervisor
David Franco .... music clearances
Paul Katz .... music consultant
Kenny Laguna .... music consultant
Jon Mooney .... additional music editor
Angie Rubin .... music editor
Lee Scott .... music editor
Craig Braginsky .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Corey Askins .... driver
Robert Barone .... transportation captain
Lance Cherniet .... driver
Dennis Coleman .... driver
Joe Handley .... driver
Mike Heinman .... driver
Mke Heinman .... driver
Gary Jackson .... production van operator
Alan Kaminsky .... driver
Ken Kaplan .... driver
Marc Lipman .... driver
Michael Locke .... transportation coordinator
Rick Locke .... driver
Kim Magruder .... driver
Robert McKee .... picture car mechanic
Jason Moreno .... driver
Ted Moser .... picture car coordinator
Kelly Murphy .... transportation co-captain
Jeff Robbins .... driver
Harry Victor Schultz .... driver: Honeywagon
John Siedenburg .... transportation
Michael D. Speedie .... driver
Mike Van Item .... driver
 
Other crew
Evan Beamer .... production assistant
Nicholas Beard .... production assistant
Lucie Bourgeau .... assistant production coordinator
Dawn Bridgewater .... key set production assistant
Ronn Burner .... set production assistant
Jan Cerwonka .... studio teacher
Pamela Chizema .... first accountant
Brian Clark .... rigging medic
Chris Cortez .... medic
Chris Cortez .... water safety
Sharon L. Craig .... production accountant
Dennis Davidson .... International publicity consultants
Felicity Donarski .... accounting executive
Gretchen Duerksen .... stand-in
D.R. Farquharson .... project manager: Deluxe Digital Cinema
Matt Furey .... production assistant
Megan Galiber .... accounting clerk
Jennifer Hamilton .... choreographer
Francisco Hernandez .... production assistant
Francisco Hernandez .... set production assistant
Lindsey Isaacson .... assistant production coordinator
Tara Ketterer .... stand-in
Megan Kristen Lane .... production assistant
Jolynn Martin .... assistant: Mr. Bill Pohlad
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Norton)
Luke Maxcy .... assistant: Mr. Bill Pohlad, LA
David Midgen .... title producer
Angie Miller .... business affairs coordinator
Susan Muir .... completion bond guarantor
Matthew Osburn .... set production assistant
Marilyn Penn-Lindley .... post production accountant (as Marilyn Penn)
Ryan Posey .... intern
Cynthia Posner .... assistant to executive producer: Kenny Laguna
Mary Rasmussen .... assistant: Ms. Floria Sigismondi
Ana Rivera .... craft service
Joan Scheckel .... workshop development
Jessica Smith .... production coordinator
Emily Thorne .... production coordinator
Mark Van Horne .... laboratory contact
Francisco Hernández .... production assistant (uncredited)
Irwin M. Rappaport .... production attorney (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Santiago Castillo .... the producers wish to thank
Rafi Hannouche .... the producers wish to thank
Lori Johnson .... very special thanks
Ted Moser .... the producers wish to thank
Allan Songer .... the producers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content - all involving teens
Runtime:
106 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA15+ | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-13 | Germany:12 | Ireland:16 | Japan:R15+ | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Singapore:M18 | South Africa:16 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 (cut) | USA:R (certificate #45667)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jennifer Stone also auditioned for the role of Joan Jett. Though she lost the role to Kristen Stewart, she later had nothing but praise for her, insisting that Stewart was perfect for the role.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Cherie Currie is attempting to buy a bottle of vodka at the supermarket, alcohol can be seen on display that was not in production yet e.g. green and orange boxes of Patron.See more »
Quotes:
Joan Jett:[to Cherie] Open up, ya filthy varmint. This is compliments of your non-alcoholic father.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Godzilla (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lady Grinning SoulSee more »

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56 out of 71 people found the following review useful.
Inappropriate and in your face. The way any movie about The Runaways should be., 20 July 2010
Author: lewiskendell from United States

"You hear that? That's the sound of hormones raging."

The Runaways is at the opposite end of the spectrum from most recent music biopics. Where movies like Ray and Walk the Line aim for emotional resonance and creating a connection between an iconic figure and the audience, The Runaways is about style, dramatics, and looking good. Which is pretty in line with what the band was about. The sobriety of those movies I previously mentioned wouldn't have worked for such a hyper- kinetic story as this one. Sure, the movie slows down a bit when the crash and burn sets in, but the focus on style, sound and imagery is never really replaced by anything else. And I mean that as a compliment. 

Michael Shannon didn't really work for me as Kim Fowley, but the movie wasn't really about him, anyway. The five girls playing the group seemed to have an inappropriate amount of fun with their roles, and who wouldn't? You can't help but be impressed by their performances, they play and act like a real band. But no doubt about it, this is Kristin Stewart's (Joan Jett) and and Dakota Fanning's (Cherie Currie) show. They don't let you forget it. Not many actresses their age would have the talent and the balls to take something like this on. They do it, and do it right. I left the movie with a healthy amount of respect for both of them.     

The entire movie plays out like a music video about all the things you would be mortified of seeing your teenage daughter doing, but of course, would make her cool to do. Which makes sense, as the director (Floria Sigismondi) is best known for directing music videos. The cinematography gleefully sells the same excess, ego, and intoxication that the Runaways' image did. All the band's songs that are woven throughout the movie keep it moving at a super-charged pace. 

You have to tailor the tone of a film to its subject matter, in order for it to be successful. The Runaways is the true(ish), female version of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, and I couldn't help but really enjoy every bawdy and inappropriate minute of it. Get in a Runaways frame of mind, or don't even bother with this one.

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