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Suburbia (1983)

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society.

Director:

Penelope Spheeris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Pedersen ... Jack Diddley
Bill Coyne Bill Coyne ... Evan Johnson
Jennifer Clay ... Sheila
Timothy O'Brien Timothy O'Brien ... Skinner (as Timothy Eric O'Brien)
Wade Walston Wade Walston ... Joe Schmo
Flea ... Razzle (as Mike B. The Flea)
Maggie Ehrig Maggie Ehrig ... Mattie
Grant Miner Grant Miner ... Keef
Christina Beck ... T'resa
Andrew Pece ... Ethan Johnson
Donald V. Allen ... Officer William Rennard (as Don Allen)
Lee Frederick Lee Frederick ... Jim Tripplett (as Robert Peyton)
Jeff Prettyman Jeff Prettyman ... Bob Skokes
Dorlinda Griffin Dorlinda Griffin ... Mother In Car
Robert Griffin Robert Griffin ... Baby
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Storyline

When household tensions and a sense of worthlessness overcome Evan, he finds escape when he clings with the orphans of a throw-away society. The runaways hold on to each other like a family until a tragedy tears them apart. Directed by Penelope Spheeris of "Decline of Western Civilization." Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Taglines:

The kids from ... The Wild Side ... The Side You've Never Seen. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Maggie Ehrig, who played Mattie, is now a photographer and artist in Los Angeles. See more »

Goofs

When the big dog tries to come in through the car window, his chain is visible. See more »

Quotes

Razzle: Happy Easter, asshole!
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Connections

Referenced in Death Wish 3 (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Darker My Love
Written by Todd Barnes, Ron Emory, Jack Grisham, Greg Kuehn & Mike Roche
Performed by T.S.O.L.
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Punk Side Story
31 October 1998 | by XjwalkXSee all my reviews

"Suburbia" is the definitive punxploitation film of the 80's, one of Hollywood's few explorations of that counter-culture. Director Spheeris, who also did "Dudes" and "Decline of Western Civilization" before going mainstream, knows enough to make a perfectly romantic (if not realistic) version of punks and skins living in the 80's: complete with shows (on a rickety sound stage, but there's a better circle pit than you're likely to find today), fights with rednecks, squatting, and dealing with a decade where every jock didn't have an eyebrow ring and green hair. You know what? Chickenbutt.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1984 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Rebel Streets See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Suburbia Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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