The Runaways

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Synopsis:
The film follows two friends, Joan Jett (KRISTEN STEWART) and Cherie Currie (DAKOTA FANNING), as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (MICHAEL SHANNON), who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure rock' n' roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.

Genre: Dramas
Director: Floria Sigismondi -
Theatrical Release: 2010
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 106 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
Format: Blu-ray Disc
Language: English

Synopsis:
The film follows two friends, Joan Jett (KRISTEN STEWART) and Cherie Currie (DAKOTA FANNING), as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (MICHAEL SHANNON), who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure rock' n' roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.

The story of the groundbreaking '70s female rock group the Runaways is recounted in this River Road Entertainment production focusing on the duo of guitarist/vocalist Joan Jett (portrayed by TWILIGHT's Kristen Stewart) and lead vocalist/keyboardist Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning) as they navigate a rocky road of touring and record label woes under the malevolent eye of abusive manager Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) during their teen years. Acclaimed video artist Floria Sigismondi directs from her own script, with Scout Taylor-Compton co-starring as guitarist Lita Ford.;

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Cherie Currie - Actress/"Twilight Zone...
George Drakoulias - Music supervisor, MARGOT AT THE WEDDING
Benoit Debe - Director of Photography, IRREVERSIBLE (2003)
Floria Sigismondi -
Floria Sigismondi -
Lillian Berlin -
Kristen Stewart -
Dakota Fanning - Actress, I AM SAM/CORALINE
Scout Taylor-Compton - Star, HALLOWEEEN (2007)
Michael Shannon -
Tatum O'Neal - Oscar Winning Actress, PAPER MOON
Alia Shawkat - Actor, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT series
Johnny Lewis - Actor, ALIENS VS. PREDATOR - REQUIEM
Stella Maeve -
Riley Keough -
Keith Campbell -
David Grace -
Timothy J. Pedegana -
Larry Fioritto -
Gary Gegan -
Matthew Iadarola -
Jay Nierenberg -
Lee Scott - Composer (Music Score)
Angie Rubin -
Engine Room -
Paul Laurens -
Beauchamp Fontaine -
Yesim Osman -
Jay Jennings - Sound/Sound Designer
Martina Kohl -
Norma Lee -
Jennifer Hamilton - Choreography
Tanya Cookingham -
Brett Cullen - American TV/Film Actor
J.R. Nutt -
Robert Romanus - Actor/"Fast Times"
Peggy Stewart - American Actress
Time Winters -
Jill Andre -
Ray Porter -
Lisa Long -
P.D. Mani -
Alejandro Patino - Actor
Keir O'Donnell - Actor, HAVOC (2007)
Allie Grant -
Jay Thames -
Aaron Parker Mouser -
Hannah Marks - American actress, DOLL GRAVEYARD
Koji Wada - Actor
Masayuki Yonezawa -
Masami Kosaka -
Kiaya Snow -
Shammy Dee -
Hiroshi Sakata -
Mickey Petralia -
Antonella Sigismondi -
Nick Eversman -
John Konesky -
Adam Silver - Actor, ;
Box Office
01/27/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a natural born hit....What makes THE RUNAWAYS unique is what made the band itself special: the way they predicted the punk revolution not only musically but by being crafted as an act of provocation."
Hollywood Reporter
01/25/2010
"THE RUNAWAY burst with energy, youth, excess, female empowerment, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll....The vigor and pace is electric..."
Los Angeles Times
03/19/2010
"Writer-director Floria Sigismondi, who cut her teeth in the music video world and is making her feature debut, used her shoestring indie budget to great effect, creating a grainy documentary feel..."
USA Today
03/19/2010
"[T]he film is anchored by a trio of strong performances....Time and place are potently depicted, down to the glittery eye shadow, Farrah Fawcett 'dos and stacked platform heels."
Entertainment Weekly
03/26/2010
"Stewart nails Jett's sinewy swagger....The film shows that the Runaways were authentic -- if packaged -- stars who were out of their depth because they were ahead of their time."
Rolling Stone
04/01/2010
"The 'Cherry Bomb' scene is a raunchy blast of rock history. And Fanning and Stewart, who do their owns singing, seize the moment."
Washington Post
04/09/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] swift, stylized, coming-of-age film about the germinal 1970s all-girl rock band, begins with an audacious, punk-rock florish..."
Uncut
09/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "Shot in grainy, saturated colour, mid-1970s California is conjured up in all its sun-baked glory."
Empire
09/01/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "Good period detail alone provides amusements....The soundtrack and atmosphere are a blast."
Sight and Sound
09/01/2010
"[A] subtle little movie....Most of director Floria Sigismondi's career has been in music video, from which she brings useful skills."
Total Film
09/07/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] painstaking recreations of hazy disco-era dive bars, faded roller rinks and seedy motels, plus a ballsy performance by Kristen Stewart."

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