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Runaway Daughters 

PG-13 | | Drama | Episode aired 12 August 1994
Angie, Mary, and Laura are teenage girls who are fed up with their bland and unexciting small town lives. Mary discovers that she's pregnant after having sex with her boyfriend. Since said ... See full summary »

Director:

Joe Dante

Writers:

Lou Rusoff (story), Charles S. Haas (story) (as Charlie Haas) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Bowen ... Angie Gordon
Holly Fields ... Mary Nicholson
Jenny Lewis ... Laura Cahn
Paul Rudd ... Jimmy Rusoff (as Paul Stephen Rudd)
Chris Young ... Bob Randolph
Dick Miller ... Roy Farrell
Dee Wallace ... Mrs. Alex Gordon (as Dee Wallace Stone)
Christopher Stone ... Mr. Gordon
Robert Picardo ... Mr. Ed Cahn
Wendy Schaal ... Mrs. Mildred Cahn
Joe Flaherty ... Mr. Nicholson
Belinda Balaski ... Mrs. Nicholson
Roger Corman ... Mr. Randolph
Julie Corman Julie Corman ... Mrs. Randolph
Courtney Gains ... Deputy 1
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Storyline

Angie, Mary, and Laura are teenage girls who are fed up with their bland and unexciting small town lives. Mary discovers that she's pregnant after having sex with her boyfriend. Since said boyfriend has enlisted in the navy, the trio decide to drive cross country to San Diego to confront him. The gals encounter a colorful array of folks on their journey. Written by Woodyanders

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They Were Looking For Adventure ... But Found Trouble Instead!

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Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ligeiramente Grávida See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy at one point demands a character "Quit crowdin' me." This is a line said repeatedly by the protagonist of the B-movie Speed Crazy (1959), clips of which are heavily featured in Joe Dante and Jon Davison's The Movie Orgy (1968). See more »

Quotes

Mr. Nicholson: [over loud speaker at drive-in theater] Snack bar is closing in five minutes. Just five more minutes for those shrimp rolls. They're shrimply delicious!
[takes a bite of one, chews, then grimaces]
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Sputnik beeping and a man speaking Russian can be heard at the end of the credits. See more »

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References House of Wax (1953) See more »

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Let the good times roll
Written by Shirley Goodman and Leonard Lee
Performed by the Neville Brothers
Courtesy of A&M Records Inc
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26 August 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Runaway Daughters (1994)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Good girl Mary (Holly Fields) finally gives in to her boyfriend's need for sex and sure enough she gets pregnant. After telling him the boyfriend runs off to join the Navy for three years so Mary and her two girlfriends go after him. In the 90s all sort of AIP films from the 1950s were being remade but most of them were in-named only remakes, which is where this one falls. Joe Dante obviously likes to pay homage as films like THE HOWLING and GREMLINS proved this and he does the same sort of thing with the juvenile delinquent genre. I found this film to be a bit uneven because they have it taking place in the 50s but it never feels like the real decade because there's so many spoofs going on. It seems as if Dante constantly has a wink for the viewer and while some of the comedy works, the majority of it doesn't. Still, I think fans of those AIP films should at least get a few kicks out of this and especially by the fact that Dante fills this thing up with some fun cameos. The "new" actors are all pretty good in their roles and this includes Fields as the virgin turned pregnant girl and we also have Paul Rudd in an early role. The cameos include Dick Miller playing a detective, Dee Wallace and Christopher Stone playing bad parents, Roger and Julie Corman pop up and we also have Fabian, Cathy Moriarty and even Sam Arkoff. The soundtrack includes some great classic tunes and I will admit that the set design was quite good for a low-budget film. RUNAWAY DAUGHTERS isn't a masterpiece but then again neither was the original.


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