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The Runaways (24-Jan-2010)

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Writer: Floria Sigismondi

Based on a book: Neon Angel: The Cherie Currie Story by Cherie Currie

Keywords: Drama, Rock and Roll, Child Labor

Biopic dramatizes the saga of The Runaways, an all-girl 1970s rock group.

Cherie Currie, a teenager in 70s-era Los Angeles who harbors an obsessive dream of rock superstardom, is discovered by fellow teen Joan Jett and record producer Kim Fowley in their search for components of an all-girl rock band shortly after winning her high school's talent show by lip-syncing to David Bowie's Lady Grinning Soul. Joined shortly thereafter by several other female musicians, they combine their talents to form The Runaways, experiencing the highs and lows of the rockstar lifestyle together as they battle through the struggles of existing as a band.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brett Cullen
26-Aug-1956   Dan Fixx on Falcon Crest
Dakota Fanning
23-Feb-1994   Uptown Girls
Allie Grant
14-Feb-1994   Isabelle Hodes on Weeds
Tatum O'Neal
5-Nov-1963   Paper Moon
Robert Romanus
17-Jul-1956   Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Michael Shannon
7-Aug-1974   Van Alden on Boardwalk Empire
Alia Shawkat
18-Apr-1989   Maeby on Arrested Development
Kristen Stewart
9-Apr-1990   Bella Swan in Twilight


Kristen Stewart   ...   Joan Jett
Dakota Fanning   ...   Cherie Currie
Michael Shannon   ...   Kim Fowley
Stella Maeve   ...   Sandy West
Scout Taylor-Compton   ...   Lita Ford
Alia Shawkat   ...   Robin
Riley Keough   ...   Marie Currie
Johnny Lewis   ...   Scottie
Tatum O'Neal   ...   Cherie's Mom
Brett Cullen   ...   Cherie's Dad
Hannah Marks   ...   Tammy
Jill Andre   ...   Aunt Evie
Ray Porter   ...   Band Member
Kiaya Snow   ...   Cashier
Allie Grant   ...   Club Girl
Brendan Sexton III   ...   Derek
Shammy Dee   ...   DJ
Aaron Mouser   ...   Fat Employee
Peggy Stewart   ...   Grandma Oni
Robert Romanus   ...   Guitar Teacher
Jay Thames   ...   Headliner's Roadie
Masami Kosaka   ...   Japanese Journalist
Masayuki Yonezawa   ...   Japanese Photographer
Hiroshi Sakata   ...   Japanese Promoter
P. D. Mani   ...   Cake Shop Manager
Mickey Petralia   ...   Record Executive
Antonella Sigismondi   ...   Rockabilly Saleslady
Nick Eversman   ...   Rocker Boy
Keir O'Donnell   ...   Rodney Bingenheimer
Lisa Long   ...   Sandy's Mom
J. R. Nutt   ...   Skinny Employee
Alejandro Patino   ...   Grocery Store Manager
John Konesky   ...   Studio Engineer
Time Winters   ...   Wolfgang
Adam Silver   ...   Boy in Audience
Koji Wada   ...   Announcer


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