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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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Taglines:

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

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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

Penelope Spheeris cast real punk rockers instead of seasoned actors in the interest of realism. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jack Diddley: I hate buses.
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Featured in TCM Underground: Suburbia (2007) See more »

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Richard Hung Himself
Written by Casey Royer
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I love this movie
3 July 2003 | by hecklerdannySee all my reviews

Let's set the record straight here...If you're into your average hollywood blockbuster...skip this one. (although I guess that if you're into that kind of movie, you've probably never even heard of this)

if you're like me, and grew up with punk rock, than you should check this movie out. It's a punk movie. that's all I can say. It's a good punk movie...about a bunch of punks who live in some place, and deal with things like death, parents, society, all that jazz. Just check it out, if you can find it.

Oh yeah, the acting in this movie is HORRIBLE...the bands and the shows that they go to are good....watch it now.


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