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Desperate Teenage Lovedolls (1984)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 13 July 1984 (USA)
The rise and fall of an all-girl punk rock band in Hollywood in the 1980s.

Director:

David Markey

Writers:

Jennifer Schwartz (story), David Markey (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Schwartz Jennifer Schwartz ... Kitty Carryall
Hilary Rubens Hilary Rubens ... Bunny Tremelo
Janet Housden Janet Housden ... Patch Kelly
Kim Pilkington Kim Pilkington ... Alexandria
Steve McDonald Steve McDonald ... Johnny Tremaine
Tracy Marshak-Nash Tracy Marshak-Nash ... Tanya Hearst (as Tracy Lea)
Michael F. Glass Michael F. Glass ... Matt
Jeffrey McDonald Jeffrey McDonald ... Tears Brunell (as Jeff McDonald)
Jordan Schwartz Jordan Schwartz ... Doctor / Mom
Dez Cadena Dez Cadena ... Flaco
Pam Douglas Pam Douglas ... The She Devils
Cathy Sample Cathy Sample ... The She Devils
Stephanie Shaw Stephanie Shaw ... The She Devils
Annette Zilinskas Annette Zilinskas ... The She Devils
Herb Lienau Herb Lienau ... 2nd Henchman
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Storyline

The rise and fall of an all-girl punk rock band in Hollywood in the 1980s.

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Taglines:

In a scene of no values...Where climbing to the top means climbing into bed...Where drugs and cheap thrills fill the date book...Where rock n' roll means death and destruction...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The original title for the film was Desperate Teenage Runaways. Producer Kim Fowley who owned the name of the all-girl rock band The Runaways made director David Markey change it (because of the similarities). See more »

Quotes

Kitty Carryall: Thanks for killing my mom.
Patch Kelly: Hey, no problem.
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Connections

References Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Johnny Tremaine's Theme
(Pat Fear (as P. Fear))
Test Pattern Tunes BMI
Performed by White Flag
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Micro-budget classic
2 December 2005 | by sexy_dancerSee all my reviews

Desperate Teenage Lovedolls is one of the great unheralded no-budget movies. It deserves to be put on a shelf with Jim Van Bebber's Deadbeat At Dawn, Scooter McCrae's Shatter Dead, Buddy Giovinazzo's Combat Shock, and John Waters's Mondo Trasho. While not quite as extreme as any of those masterpieces, it has a curious naivety and punk-rock verve that makes it irresistible.

The story follows the rise & fall of a grrl punk rock band from the gutter to the stars and back. It features all the clichés - sleazy managers, drugs, murder, gang fights, Felix the cat, you name it. There's plenty of great punk rock on the soundtrack, and Redd Kross both back the Love Dolls and play roles in the movie.

The whole thing manages to wrap up in well over an hour, leaving us wanting more. Fortunately there's a sequel. I'm hoping for Part 3.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desperate Teenage Runaways See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

We Got Power Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Ektachrome)| Color (Kodakrome)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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