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Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

Prey For Rock & Roll is the story of Jacki and her all-girl rock and roll band, Clam Dandy, who are trying to make it in the LA club scene of the late 1980s. After ten years of being ... See full summary »

Director:

Alex Steyermark

Writers:

Cheri Lovedog, Robin Shushan (as Robin Whitehouse)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gina Gershon ... Jacki
Drea de Matteo ... Tracy
Lori Petty ... Faith
Shelly Cole ... Sally
Marc Blucas ... Animal
Ivan Martin ... Nick
Eddie Driscoll ... Chuck
Ashley Eckstein ... Punk Rock Girl (as Ashley Drane)
Shakara Ledard ... Jessica
Texas Terri Texas Terri ... Herself
Sandra Seacat ... Jacki's Mom
Nancy M. Pimental ... Natalie (as Nancy Pimental)
Greg Rikaart ... Scott
Francois Harold Francois Harold ... Johnny
Joannah Portman ... Sorority Girl #1
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Storyline

Prey For Rock & Roll is the story of Jacki and her all-girl rock and roll band, Clam Dandy, who are trying to make it in the LA club scene of the late 1980s. After ten years of being ignored by record producers, Jacki and the band find hope in one producer who promises to see them play and consider them for a contract. Jacki resolves to play this one last gig and then throw in the towel if she does not find success. Personal tragedies, however, threaten to rip the band apart, rocking the foundation of friendship and trust the women have built together. Ultimately, the band must find its strength in the music that is their passion and the thread that holds them together, inspiring them to prevail. Written by Cheri Lovedog

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Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2004 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

My Favorite Sin See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,835, 28 September 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$58,040, 14 December 2003
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Company Credits

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Prey LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film was based on a play written by rock singer Cheri Lovedog. The story is based on her experiences in the rock business. See more »

Goofs

Jacki gives Faith a tattoo. Faith shows the tattoo to Sally and says, "Jacki just did it today." The Tattoo showed no signs of being new at all. No redness, no swelling, no irritation and no Vaseline covering it. It looked as if it had been done months ago. See more »

Quotes

Jacki: Tracy, while we were waiting for you, we took a vote. We're now a cover band.
Tracy: [grabbing her crotch] Cover this, dude.
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Connections

Features The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Pretty
Written by Cheri Lovedog
Performed by Gina Gershon, Sara Lee, Cheri Lovedog, Samantha Maloney,
Stephen Trask, Gina Volpe
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Breathing in the music.
16 September 2009 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Glamorous… no way. The low-scale feature "Prey for Rock and Roll" is far from a sugar-coated rags-to-riches tale, but a scorching and soul-seeking drama (they might be making ends meat, but they enjoy and live for 'their' music than looking for fame… but they slog it out the hard and long way to finally see it that way) set in the hot and heavy punk rock scene captured in an almost imitate documentary style. It wasn't what I was expecting that's for sure, as the music is its core (with some good musical pieces by Gina… who did perform all of her own vocals and '6 minutes' was something special), but wrapped around it is a very conventional character formed, but strikingly biting story (based on rocker Cheri Lovedog's autobiographical) driven by its authentic grit and picture-perfect performances with excellent dynamics led by the outstandingly simmering Gina Gershon. She lives her character psychically, but also mentally through the highs and lows. Pouring out emotion (and there's a lot from anger to sorrow and pain that's effectively brought across), with roguishly pointed-tongue quips from an elastic script. Making up the rest of the chicks in her band is a rebelliously intoxicating Drea De Matteo, a sure-footed Lori Petty and a sassy doll-face Shelly Cole. In support are stable turns by Marc Blucas and Ivan Martin. Director Alex Steyermark instills a punching attitude and a genuine feel to his imagery with its all-too easy pace breezing by making the whole thing so engaging, even though it's a well-worn formula. The electrifying soundtrack to boot, pumps out the potent tunes and accordingly matches to the smothering atmosphere. You actually do feel like you're a passenger on the rock and roll ride. Enjoyable, but also confronting music/drama feature.


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