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Edgeplay (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 7 October 2004 (USA)
A documentary feature film about the 1970's seminal all girl band, The Runaways.
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Credited cast:
Kari Krome Kari Krome ... Herself
Kim Fowley Kim Fowley ... Himself
Suzi Quatro ... Herself
Sandy West Sandy West ... Herself
Jeri W. Jeri W.
Toby Mamis Toby Mamis ... Himself (voice)
Jackie Fuchs ... Herself (as Jackie Fox)
Lita Ford ... Herself
Cherie Currie ... Herself
Marie Harmon Marie Harmon ... Herself (as Marie K.)
Victory Tischler-Blue ... Herself (as Vicki Blue)
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Joan Jett ... Herself (archive footage)
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"EDGEPLAY: A film about The Runaways" chronicles the rise and disintegration of the seminal '70's all-teenage-girl rock band The Runaways, whose members included then-unknown future rock stars Lita Ford and Joan Jett. The film explores the effects of verbal, emotional and psychological abuse on girls too young to drink, but old enough for sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Written by Sacred Dogs Entertainment

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Documentary | Music

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USA

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English

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7 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways See more »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital
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Director Victory Tischler-Blue was actually a replacement member of The Runaways when bass player Jackie Fuchs left the band. See more »

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Kim Fowley: I love boot camp. I went into two branches of the service because I loved it so much... I was the drill sergeant and they were the recruits.
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Skin Tight Skin
Written by Suzi Quatro and Len Tuckey
Performed by Suzi Quatro
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Edgeplay (2004) ***
20 April 2010 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

A satisfying documentary about the all-girl rock group, The Runaways, made by former Runaway Vicki Blue. Where the recent movie THE RUNAWAYS (2010) felt like something of a white-wash of the story, this is the more informative work in comparison and is certainly recommended viewing for fans. Much of the dirty details are presented here, and we have former band members Cherie Currie, Sandy West, Lita Ford, and Jackie Fox all separately interviewed. So is former manager Kim Fowley. It's unfortunate that Joan Jett declined to participate, but strangely the film still works as a treasure trove of information even without her input. Due to rights issues we only get to see The Runaways performing two cover songs, and most of the soundtrack is courtesy of Lita Ford's solo music and Suzi Quatro tunes. But it's no matter, as the real meat of the production is in the juicy stories the girls relate to us. There are short snippets of some late Runaways footage which is not usually seen that leaves you aching to see more. Filmed in 2004, the parting thoughts are quite unsettling in retrospect when we witness drummer Sandy West pouring out her guts about her fondness for her old band and the regret she feels that they never reunited; tragically, West contracted lung cancer in 2005 and died in 2006. *** out of ****


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