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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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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

Jack Diddley: Where's that house, Flea?
Razzle: Over there... Hey, my name's Razzle, man.
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References Hawaii Five-O (1968) See more »

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No God
Written by Darby Crash & Pat Smear
Performed by The Germs
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One of my favorite movies!
4 June 1999 | by jensavSee all my reviews

I love this film. What can I say? Yes, the acting is bad, but this would be because for the most part, these kids are actual street kids and not "actors". So, get past the low budget and the bad acting for a second and look at the story. Kids (punks) who live in an abandoned house and are rejected by society. How much more realistic can you get? This movie is a cult classic, and for those into punk, a must-see! Why? Because it has performances by D.I., The Vandals and others. Also, you can catch Flea in what's probably his first film, credited as something like Mike B. The Flea. Check it out!!


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