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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. The runaways hold on to each other like a family... See full summary »

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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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The kids from ... The Wild Side ... The Side You've Never Seen. 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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Suburbia Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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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 all the punk kids are driving in Jack's car, Jack calls the character Razzle (Flea) Flea. See more »

Quotes

Jack Diddley: Where's that house, Flea?
Razzle: Over there... Hey, my name's Razzle, man.
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Connections

Featured in TCM Underground: Suburbia (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

No God
Written by Darby Crash & Pat Smear
Performed by The Germs
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Punks as actors, not actors as punks - excellent.
4 December 2000 | by frankbellSee all my reviews

During my career as an "angry youth," this film, along with "Made in Britain," (Tim Roth) "Clockwork Orange," and "River's Edge," were required viewing. Penelope Spheeris did a class-A job of depicting what it was like to be young and different in a time in America when outward weirdness invited violence by jocks or other assorted meatheads. Kids who dye their hair blue and get their eyelids pierced at the mall in 2000 should watch this film and see what the consequences for "expressing one's self" were for old schoolers who think Marylin Manson is nothing more than a cheap Vaudeville rip-off artist. Think the type of stuff depicted in this film doesn't still happen? Think again - the killing of punker Brian Deneke in Texas a few years ago will shatter that notion. This film is kind of hard to find on video. You generally won't find it at Blockbuster. Try the mom & pop places.


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