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Director: Penelope Spheeris,

Cast: Bill Coyne, Chris Pederson, Timothy Eric O'Brien


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Following up her critically acclaimed documentary The Decline of Western Civilization, Penelope Spheeris made this gritty drama her first feature-film outing. Bill Coyne stars as Evan Johnson, an angst-ridden kid living in L.A., who bands together with a group of other young societal rejects and immerses himself in the mid-'80s punk rock scene. Most of the cast

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Suburbia 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
The ''story'' is kinda lame, the acting even worse. (I know, because I'm in it. And no, I wouldn't devulge the minor part I played.) But most of the recruits were the ''real thing''. I give Ms. Director credit for that. (However, no credit for the fact that my name showed up in the credits at the box office, but disappeared on the VHS or DVD credits. She paid us and fed us, we stayed up til wee hours filming, still had some fun. I was terrible. Fair enough.) I have my own copy on VHS (sans my name/claim to fame scrolling the credit list), but still love to occasionally visit a bit of the ''old country'' when the ''legal poser'' I've become threatens ''my roots''. If you were around about then, you might find bits of nostalgia in the film that make for good ''grounding'' material and a few silly laughs too. KC
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is as close as I can get to a portal to the past. I was a punk, hung out in the scene here in Detroit (The film is set in CA), and this movie feels like home to me. As much as Suburbia is a movie, meant to entertain with it's drama and it's tidbits of comedy, it is a documentary of the way many teenagers lived in the early eighties. Few movies capture the feel and flavor of this subculture and it's collective ''attitude'' accurately. This film nails it without the parachute pants, eyemakeup and New Wave, Disco, Flash Dance nonsense. For those interesed in exploring this time period, this film should be at the top of your list. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is called suburbia. I have no idea why Barnes and Noble has posted it as Wild Side, and I have no clue how they linked the cover they display with the movie. A good movie with bad acting. Good performances by D.I. and T.S.O.L..