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The Banger Sisters (2002)

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Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after twenty years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative lifestyle.

Director:

Bob Dolman

Writer:

Bob Dolman
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Suzette
Susan Sarandon ... Lavinia Kingsley
Geoffrey Rush ... Harry Plummer
Erika Christensen ... Hannah Kingsley
Robin Thomas ... Raymond Kingsley
Eva Amurri Martino ... Ginger Kingsley (as Eva Amurri)
Matthew Carey ... Jules
Andre Ware ... Jake
Adam Tomei ... Club Owner
Sal Lopez ... Pump Attendant
Kohl Sudduth ... Hotel Clerk
Tinsley Grimes Tinsley Grimes ... Prom Girl
Larry Krask Larry Krask ... Man in Bar
Marlayna Cherisse Marlayna Cherisse ... Young Groupie (as Marlayna Garrett)
Josh Todd ... L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
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In West Hollywood, Suzette, now on the far side of middle age, has always been a party girl, leading a life solely for the here and now. When the here and now leads to her without a job, no money and thus no sense of whether her partying life has gotten her anywhere, she decides to go into her distant past to visit in Phoenix an old friend, Vinnie, who she has not seen or talked to in twenty years. In their shared past, Suzette and Vinnie were Los Angeles groupies coined the Banger Sisters for their penchant to sleep with any and all rock musicians who came through Southern California. Suzette does know however that Vinnie's life has changed, she married to Raymond, a lawyer who has political aspirations, the two who have two teenaged daughters. It is in part the reason she decides to visit now well off Vinnie, to see if she will lend her some money. Suzette reconsiders when she finds out just how far Vinnie has changed. She now goes by her full given name Lavinia, and is not only the... Written by Huggo

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Some friendships last forever... like it or not.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Bob Dolman got the idea for the film from a line of Jim Morrison's poem "Stoned Immaculate" ("One summer night, going to the pier I ran into two young girls. The blonde was called Freedom, the dark one Enterprise"), which he'd heard while rewriting the script to The Doors (1991). See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Hannah is shown attending prom which was held 4 days before her high school graduation. Most high school proms are held two or three months before the end of school. See more »

Quotes

Lavinia: [to Suzette] My God, is that really you?
Suzette: Yep! Well, no. The tits aren't me. They're fake but in here somewhere it's me!
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Soundtracks

Autumn - The Four Seasons
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Courtesy of OGM/Ole Georg Music
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Loved It!!!!!!!!!!
25 February 2003 | by sherrie shawSee all my reviews

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who recognized parts of myself in this movie. It's a real feel good film. You either know someone like or were yourself like either Suzette or Lavinia. Suzette living in her past and never growing up and Lavinia growing up and trying to forget her past. I LOVE Goldie Hawn!!! She's one of those actresses that I really believe is as adorable in real life as she is in movies. Goldies free spirited character and Susan Sarandon's up tight character played off each other so well. Jeffrey Rush was GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! Who knew he was so funny!!!!!!! I'd love to see him in more comedic rolls in the future. Run, don't walk to your nearest video store and rent this one tonight!!!!!!!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Banger Sisters See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,037,846, 22 September 2002

Gross USA:

$30,307,416

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,068,353
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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