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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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Cast

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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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The title refers to an element of sexual game playing where one tries to take a partner to the very edge of their sexual or emotional limits. See more »

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Jackie Fox: I needed to make a phone call... Lita wakes up and starts screaming at me to keep it down. So I kept the light off, I'm makin' this phone call. She picks up the phone and hits me in the head and tries to strangle me with the cord.
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Stiletto
Performed by Lita Ford
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Surviving the '60's & '70's - have things really changed?
11 September 2008 | by ctodd1000See all my reviews

"'Jail bait' rockers The Runaways tell their own tale -- their hopes, dreams and eventual implosion due to incessant media hectoring, infighting among the band members and chronic drug use. Directed by Victory Tischler-Blue, the film shows what it was like for six teenage girls to gain notoriety in an era hostile to female musicians. Includes live performances, a special appearance by Suzi Quatro and new songs by Quatro and Lita Ford."

Note the most important line in this review from Netflix: "shows what it was like for six teenage girls to gain notoriety in an era hostile to female musicians."

Finally, someone who is telling it like it was. That's it in a nutshell. Thank God (some of) those times have changed... on second thought, have they? The whole new crop of girls have probably gone through exactly the same thing. Christina Aquilera, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Rhianna, what's the difference, really? Some things never change. And worst of all, we do it to ourselves. We imprison OURSELVES. We buy in to the promise of "fame and fortune," and to "be somebody." That's all it takes for the devils of the world - the Kim Fowley's of the world - to capture one's soul and "make them mine."

Fowley was their notorious manager who practically destroyed these girls, stole their money, hearts and soul... yet these girls have somehow managed to survive. Bravo to them for telling their true tale even at this late date. The truth will set you free!

Pretty incredible film. Glad I never got trapped; at least not in that world. I escaped by the skin of my teeth and the Grace of God and all the angels above. Somehow I made a slightly different choice and somehow survived. All it took was "NO" at the moment of truth, the moment of commitment, and the Devil had no hold. And then some pretty fast running! Hahahahahah to all the Kim Fowleys of the world - and a big middle finger holding straight up!

Ten stars for this film, and the women themselves have my GREATEST ADMIRATION. Bravo to you ALL!


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