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The Runaways

Rating:R (for language, drug use and sexual content -- all involving teens)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:March 19, 2010
Running time:107 minutes
Cast:Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton
Director:Floria Sigismondi
Producer:Art Linson, John Linson, William Pohlad
Writer:Floria Sigismondi
Distributor:Apparition

Description: The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, 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. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley, played by 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.

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