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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

Director:

Lou Adler

Writer:

Nancy Dowd (as Rob Morton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Donat ... Harley Dennis
Diane Lane ... Corinne Burns
Marin Kanter ... Tracy Burns
Laura Dern ... Jessica McNeil
Christine Lahti ... Aunt Linda
Janet Wright ... Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda
Mia Bendixsen Mia Bendixsen ... Pregnant Girl in Ladies Room
Stuart Ferguson Stuart Ferguson ... Gold Key D.J.
Ray Winstone ... Billy - Vocals for The Looters
Paul Simonon ... Johnny - Bassist for The Looters
Steve Jones ... Steve - Guitarist for The Looters
Paul Cook ... Danny - Drummer for The Looters
Fee Waybill Fee Waybill ... Lou Corpse - Vocals for The Metal Corpses (as John 'Fee' Waybill)
Vince Welnick Vince Welnick ... Jerry Jervey - Guitarist for The Metal Corpses
Vern Willis Vern Willis ... Corpses Bass
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Storyline

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death. So far that she gets them (she and two cousins) on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go wrong? Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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new wave | f rated | punk | teenager | cult | See All (34) »

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Washed Up See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Dern's mother, Diane Ladd, refused to give her permission to travel to shoot on location, as she felt Dern was too young. Dern sued for legal emancipation, won it, and did the movie anyway. See more »

Quotes

Corinne Burns: Every girl should be given an electric guitar on her 16th birthday.
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Referenced in Something to Scream About (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Roadmap of My Tears
Written by Fee Waybill and Bill Spooner
Recorded by The Tubes
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An Undiscovered Cult Classic
16 June 1999 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

This film deserved a better shot at finding an audience than it got from its studio, which basically declared it unreleasable and threw it away. To be sure, it's not for ALL tastes but it's WAY better than a lot of the teen-oriented dreck that made millions in the 80s..Basically the story of the rise and fall of a street-wise girl (Diane Lane) and her punk rock band, the film has moments of satire and drama that ring remarkably true, even in this day and age. This is the only other film I know of directed by famed Los Angeles music producer Lou Adler (his other was the first Cheech & Chong monster hit "Up In Smoke")....this film has the same loose, anything-goes style but Adler shows that he works well with actors, getting fresh and inspired performaces all around. The only print seen for years of this film has been on USA Network's "Up All Night" and it was ruthlessly edited. I'd like to see this one show up on a premium channel like Cinemax or Showtime so I could see it completely uncut (since the chances of seeing it released on video are no doubt slim to none)


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