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The Banger Sisters ()


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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.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win.
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Suzette
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Lavinia Kingsley
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Harry Plummer
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Hannah Kingsley
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Raymond Kingsley
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Ginger Kingsley (as Eva Amurri)
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Jules
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Jake
Adam Tomei ...
Club Owner
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Pump Attendant
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Hotel Clerk
Tinsley Grimes ...
Prom Girl
Larry Krask ...
Man in Bar
Marlayna Cherisse ...
Young Groupie (as Marlayna Garrett)
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L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
Yogi Lonich ...
L.A. Buckcherry Band Member (as Yugomir Lonich)
Keith Nelson ...
L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
Devon Glenn ...
L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
Jonathan 'JB' Brighman ...
L.A. Buckcherry Band Member (as Jonathan Brightman)

Directed by

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Bob Dolman

Written by

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Bob Dolman ... (written by)

Produced by

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David L. Bushell ... executive producer (as David Bushell)
Elizabeth Cantillon ... producer
Mark Johnson ... producer

Music by

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Trevor Rabin

Cinematography by

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Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Film Editing by

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Aram Nigoghossian

Editorial Department

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Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Michael Hatzer ... color timer
Tereas L. Herrera ... apprentice editor
Hilary Schroeder ... assistant editor
Kathy Thomson ... digital colorist
Nicholas 'Nikko' Tsiotsias ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Sheila Jaffe
Georgianne Walken

Production Design by

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Maia Javan

Art Direction by

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Caty Maxey

Set Decoration by

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Maria Nay

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline West

Makeup Department

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Ma Kalaadevi Ananda ... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon (as Marilyn Carbone)
Michal Bigger ... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon
Darlene Brumfield ... hair stylist
Linda De Andrea ... hair department head (as Linda DeAndrea) / hair stylist: Ms. Hawn (as Linda DeAndrea)
Paul LeBlanc ... hair stylist: Ms. Sarandon
Cheri Minns ... makeup artist: Goldie Hawn
Suzanne Rodier ... key makeup artist
Cheri Minns ... makeup department head (uncredited)

Production Management

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David L. Bushell ... unit production manager (as David Bushell)
Robert Graf ... production supervisor (as Robert J. Graf)
Paul Springer ... post-production supervisor: Lucasfilm (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Phil Dupont ... first assistant director (as Philippe R. Dupont)
Christophe Le Chanu ... second second assistant director
Sharon Swab ... second assistant director
Darin Rivetti ... first assistant director: additional photography (uncredited)

Art Department

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Brook Bacon ... set dresser
Steve Badillo ... labor foreman
Earl Benton ... set painter
Gary J. Coelho ... laborer
James N. Delaplane ... set painter
Craig Diantonio ... painter
William Ermi ... painter
Franco Esile ... lead man
Eva Firshein ... buyer
Dave Garcia ... set dresser (as David Garcia)
Robert Hale ... paint foreman
Kevin Hughes ... property master
Kim Kirschbaum ... assistant paint foreman
Alan D. Laslovich ... general foreman (as Alan Laslovich)
Cynthia Martinez ... greens foreman
John Means III ... painter
Wendy Means ... buyer
Mark Meloccaro ... art department coordinator
Jon Moberg ... assistant property master
John J. Rutchland III ... construction coordinator (as John 'JR' Rutchland III)
Manny Silvia ... propmaker foreman
Thomas 'Noe' Welch ... set dresser (as Noe Welch)
Tom Wilson ... set dresser
John Youngblood ... on-set dresser (as Johnny Youngblood)
Ryan Bear ... set dresser (uncredited)
Douglas Cannon ... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
Steven Samanen ... graphic artist (uncredited)
Marcel Worch ... propmaker gang boss (uncredited)
Quinn Yarbrough ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Paul Curtis ... foley editor (as Paul M. Curtis)
Patrick Cusack ... assistant sound editor
Andrew DeCristofaro ... supervising sound editor
Flash Deros ... boom operator
David Esparza ... sound effects editor
John Michael Fanaris ... sound effects coordinator
Marshall Garlington ... re-recording mixer
Amy Hammer ... sound mix facility coordinator
William H. Jeffs ... cable person
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer
Laura Macias ... foley artist
Walt Martin ... sound mixer
Michael A. Morongell ... sound mixing engineer
Chris Navarro ... adr recordist
Nancy Nugent ... dialogue editor (as Nancy K. Nugent)
Michael Payne ... sound effects editor
Andy Peach ... sound mixing recordist (as Andrew Peach)
Stephen P. Robinson ... sound effects editor
Paul Rodriguez ... sound mix facility coordinator
Sean Rowe ... foley artist
Dan Scolnik ... foley supervisor (as Dan Scolnick)
John C. Stuver ... dialogue editor
Ken Teaney ... re-recording mixer
Eric Thompson ... adr mixer
Randolph Saucedo ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Dan Scolnik ... foley cue (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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John P. Cazin ... special effects coordinator (as John Cazin)
Joe Heffernan ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Steve Caldwell ... digital artist: Custom Film Effects
Mark Dornfeld ... visual effects supervisor: Custom Film Effects
Adam Gass ... production manager: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes ... digital artist: Custom Film Effects
L. Elizabeth Powers ... digital supervisor: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers) / lead artist: Custom Film Effects (as Laurie Powers)
Susan Shin George ... producer: visual effects, Custom Film Effects
David Smithson ... I/O technician: Custom Film Effects

Stunts

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Eliza Coleman ... stunt coordinator
Doug Coleman ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bob Arrendondo ... company grip (as Roberto Arredondo)
Star Barry ... electrician
John Chickanis ... rigging electrician
Harve Cook ... video assist operator
Loren Corl ... key grip
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana ... key rigging grip (as G. Dhiensuwana)
Adam Dodds ... rigging best boy electric
Sammy Escobar ... company grip (as Sam Escobar)
Steven Frohardt ... best boy rigging grip
Chris Haarhoff ... steadicam operator
Paul Hauser ... rigging electrician
Michael S. Hennessy ... rigging electrician (as Mike Hennessy)
Loren Hillebrand ... dolly grip
Steve House ... company grip
Matt Kennedy ... camera loader
Ty Kinnison ... electrician
Tommy Klines ... first assistant camera
John Linares ... best boy electric
Victor Major ... rigging gaffer
Jerry L. Marshall ... best boy grip (as Jerry Marshall)
Scott McGeo ... company grip
Vojislav Mikulic ... gaffer (as Voya Mikulic)
Ryan Parks ... second assistant camera
Adam Southwick ... electrician
Vich Thiensuwana ... rigging grip
Danny Vincent ... electrician
Thomas Yatsko ... camera operator
Robert Zuckerman ... still photographer
Tom Fendley ... electrician (uncredited)
Michael-Ryan Fletchall ... crane operator (uncredited)
Dwayne McClintock ... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Doug Rymes ... electrician (uncredited)
Tom Stanger ... electric: day player (uncredited)
Jason Young ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sande Alessi ... extras casting: The Casting Couch
Kristan Berona ... extras casting: The Casting Couch (as Kristin Berona)
Meg Morman ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alison Gail Bixby ... set costumer
Winnie D. Brown ... costume supervisor (as Winnie Brown-Willis)
Adrienne Childers ... set costumer
Edie Doherty ... wardrobe production assistant
Barbara Marko ... set costumer
Jude Christian Orlando ... costume illustrator (uncredited)

Location Management

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Patricia Ebert ... location assistant
Veronique Vowell ... location manager

Music Department

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John Bissell ... music supervisor
Paul Linford ... score mixer / score producer / score recordist
Thomas Milano ... music editor: temp music
Trevor Rabin ... orchestrator / score producer
Brian Richards ... music editor: temp music
Jeanette Surga ... music editor
Mark Agostino ... music playback operator (uncredited)
Christine Bergren ... music legal (uncredited)
Maureen Crowe ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Steve Kempster ... score mixer (uncredited)
Julia Michels ... executive in charge of music (uncredited)
Gary Raymond ... music playback operator (uncredited)
Matthew Rush Sullivan ... music coordinator (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Arthur Kohlhoff ... transportation captain
John Lybrand ... transportation
Dusty Saunders ... transportation coordinator
Don Poole ... transportation captain: re-shoots (uncredited)

Other crew

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Alexa Alden ... script supervisor (as Alexandra Alden)
Rashied Aljuwani ... craft service assistant
Maggie Baird ... additional voice
Kattie Barron ... additional voice
Aaron Brownstein ... additional voice
Joe Cappelletti ... additional voice
Russell Clark ... choreographer
Andrew Cruz ... production assistant
Brad Davis ... production accountant (as R. Bradley Davis)
Ruben Garcia ... production assistant
Johnny Gidcomb ... additional voice (as John Gidcomb)
Marc A. Hammer ... production coordinator
Cheryl Harris ... animal trainer
Joshua T. Harris ... production secretary
Deloris Claris Horn ... assistant: Ms. Hawn (as Deloris Horn)
Robert Husted ... accounting assistant
Fiona Landers ... additional voice
Peter Lavin ... additional voice
John Lemley ... production assistant
Susan Leslie ... additional voice
Hope Levy ... additional voice
Matthew McClure ... assistant: Mr. Rush (as Matthew D. McClure)
Erin Meehan ... production assistant (as Erin C. Meehan)
April Morley ... animal trainer
Danya Mosgofian ... production assistant
William Nuzzo ... craft service
John Palermo ... assistant: Ms. Sarandon
Jess Platt ... dialect coach
Denise Anderson Poore ... production assistant
Patty Reed ... assistant: Ms. Cantillon
Jill Remez ... additional voice
Alycia Rossiter ... assistant: Mr. Dolman
Joshua Roth ... production assistant
Amanda Rush ... set medic
Mark Saul ... additional voice
Jeff Schlesinger ... assistant: Mr. Bushell
Taffy Schweickhardt ... payroll accountant
Ben Skorstad ... helicopter pilot
Christopher Stanley ... additional voice
Scott Stanley ... production assistant
Wesley Staples ... studio teacher
Shara Storch ... unit publicist
Mark Sussman ... additional voice
Peter Vogel ... assistant production coordinator (as Peter S. Vogel)
Jeff Wickline ... first assistant accountant
Tom Williams ... assistant: Mr. Johnson
Jason Wintz ... production assistant
Christopher Wolfe ... production assistant (as Chris 'Topher' Wolfe)
André Devantier ... caterer (uncredited)
Cheryl Donaldson ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Ashley Kravitz ... clearance coordinator (uncredited)
John Palermo ... development executive (uncredited)
Kim Percival ... production coordinator: preparation (uncredited)
Joe Pichirallo ... production executive (uncredited)
Nicole Stevens II ... double: Young Goldie Hawn in photographs (uncredited)
Aaron G. York ... remote head technician (uncredited)

Thanks

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Bill Curbishley ... thanks
John Densmore ... thanks
Robby Krieger ... thanks
Ray Manzarek ... thanks
Jim Morrison ... thanks
Jimmy Page ... thanks
Robert Plant ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 model of conservatism and respectability, but will go to extreme lengths to control this respectable agenda, which probably does not include a friend from their wild past. Suzette guesses that Vinnie's family may not know about her past life. If Suzette does decide to see Vinnie, she may upset Vinnie's apple cart for good or bad. Suzette's life is also mutually affected by Harry Plummer, a man she picks picks up on the way to Phoenix. With an extreme case of OCD, fifty year old Harry is failed Hollywood screenwriter who is returning to his hometown of Phoenix to conclude some business regarding what he considers his failed life. Written by Huggo

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Taglines Some friendships last forever... like it or not. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sex fans des sixties (France)
  • Groupies Forever (Germany)
  • Amigas a la fuerza (Spain)
  • Les soeurs sauteuses (Canada, French title)
  • Çilgin kizlar (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $10,037,846, 22 Sep 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $38,068,353

Did You Know?

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Trivia During the "Rock Cock" sequence, the girls were shown Polaroids of the crew who had volunteered to be photographed especially for that sequence. The surprise on Susan Sarandon's face is quite genuine when she saw who the photographs were of and recognized the faces. See more »
Goofs During the "Family Dinner", a bottle of red wine is prominently displayed on the table. The table is viewed from several angles and it is clear that this is the only such bottle there. Lavinia suddenly rises and walks away but then returns to grab the bottle and this time leaves with bottle in hand (and mouth). The camera returns to the table where the bottle is once again prominently displayed. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Banger Sisters/The Four Feathers/Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Crushed See more »
Quotes Hannah: Mom caught me and Jules in the pool together.
Ginger: So?
Hannah: We weren't swimming.
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