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Suburbia (1983)

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

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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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A New Movie ... About A New Generation. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Suburbia Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the incidents shown in the movie were inspired by real-life events writer/director Penelope Spheeris read about in local newspapers. See more »

Goofs

When Razzle dumps the slushie into the pickled egg jar, blue syrup goes all down the outside of the jar and puddles onto the counter. In the next shot, the slushie is neatly contained (and well mixed) inside the jar with no mess. See more »

Quotes

Joe Schmo: Later days.
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Connections

References The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) See more »

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Takes me home
9 July 2008 | by phoreverSee all my reviews

I love this movie even more now then I did back then. I think this should be a mandatory watch before your first purchase at Hot Topic. This movie gives me an odd sense of comfort when I watch it…something I can't find anymore. I wasn't a "TR Kid" (figuratively speaking), but I knew them all, I hung out at the "TR House"…you were always welcome there. They were my friends, my family, they were as accepting of you as you of them…someone always had your back…another thing you can't find anymore.

But enough reminiscing. I recommend this movie to anyone who was in the scene back then…but you guys have seen it. I also recommend this movie to all the new school kids who think they get it. Punk isn't what you wear, punk is who you are.


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