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Hanging on a Star (1978)

A story of a struggling rock band that is trying to get on the road to stardom.


Mike MacFarland


Stu Krieger (original story), Stu Krieger | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lane Caudell Lane Caudell ... Jeff Martin
Deborah Raffin ... Katie Ross
Danil Torppe Danil Torppe ... Skate
Jason Parker Jason Parker ... Davy
Mickey McMeel ... Oly
Wolfman Jack ... Gordon Shep
Eric Chase Eric Chase ... Eric Chase (KFI DJ)
John Steadman ... Crash Schwartz
Gary Mule Deer ... Rudy J.
Diane Peterson ... Rhonda
Noel De Souza ... Guru
Ben Frommer Ben Frommer ... Tip
Candace Moore Candace Moore ... Street Girl
Marilyn Smith Marilyn Smith ... Mrs. Applebaum
Johnny Magnus Johnny Magnus ... Telethon M.C.


A story of a struggling rock band that is trying to get on the road to stardom.

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The Guys Were Having a Good Time But Going Nowhere--Until They Met Katie!










Release Date:

17 February 1979 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Time Band See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Cal-Am Productions See more »
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From The Back Of The Box
13 February 2002 | by viewerschoiceSee all my reviews

When four reckless rock and rollers set their sights on the top of the music biz, the stage is set for outrageous antics and electrifying tunes in HANGING ON A STAR. Teen heart-throb Lane Caudell leads his three mischievous music-makers for one crazy adventure to the next, accompanied by their gorgeous blonde manager, Deborah Raffin. Surviving a veritable slew of pitfalls-among them a motorcycle gang and a chopper pilot named "Crash"-the band soon discovers that while making it isn't all that easy, getting there is all the fun. So get in the mood for raucous laughs and rockin' sounds as four of Pop's funniest, freakiest henchmen take you on the wildest ride since A HARD DAY'S NIGHT-in HANGING ON A STAR!

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