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Edgeplay: A Film about the Runaways
     

Edgeplay: A Film about the Runaways

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Cast: Victory Tischler-Blue, Cherie Currie, Jackie Fox

 
Years before the Go-Go's and the Bangles proved the commercial viability of all-female rock bands (and while Courtney Love was still in grade school), the Runaways were blazing new trails for women in rock & roll. Playing loud, swaggering hard rock which unapologetically dealt with sex, drugs, and wild living, the Runaways were seen as a novelty act by many when they

Overview

Years before the Go-Go's and the Bangles proved the commercial viability of all-female rock bands (and while Courtney Love was still in grade school), the Runaways were blazing new trails for women in rock & roll. Playing loud, swaggering hard rock which unapologetically dealt with sex, drugs, and wild living, the Runaways were seen as a novelty act by many when they released their first album in 1976; it wasn't until years later, after the solo success of band members Joan Jett and Lita Ford, that their importance and influence was widely recognized. Edgeplay: A Film About the Runaways is a documentary directed by Victory Tischler-Blue (who, as Vicki Blue, played bass with the group) which deals with the ups and downs of the band's career -- a story fraught with abusive management, sexual stereotyping, an uncomprehending record company, and a band of teenagers who were literally growing up on the road. A number of the group's better known songs do not appear in Edgeplay, due to the fact that Joan Jett refused to cooperate with the making of the film or allow her songs to be used on the soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/05/2005
UPC:
0014381208924
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:49:00

Special Features

Main promotional trailer; "Kim Confronts" promotional trailer; "Edge-Tap" promotional trailer featuring Spinal Tap's Derek Smalls; Behind-the-scenes video gallery

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Victory Tischler-Blue Participant
Cherie Currie Interviewee
Jackie Fox Interviewee
Suzi Quatro Interviewee
Kim Fowley Interviewee
Runaways Actor
Joan Jett Participant
Lita Ford Participant
Sandy West Participant

Technical Credits
Victory Tischler-Blue Director,Score Composer,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Barton Sterling Astor Co-producer
Jerry Behrens Co-producer
P. Arden Brotman Executive Producer
Lita Ford Score Composer
Tim Herman Cinematographer
Dwina Murphy-Gibb Executive Producer
Steve Payne Cinematographer
Joel T. Smith Co-producer
Stephen Steiner Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Program Start [3:36]
2. Ground Zero [13:58]
3. Boot Camp [3:04]
4. The Corset [2:43]
5. Golden Garbage [4:06]
6. "Rock and Roll" [2:16]
7. Jailbait [4:18]
8. Free-Minded Experimentation [1:33]
9. A Battle of Personalities [2:34]
10. Bark Like a Dog [4:28]
11. Away From Mom and Dad [3:20]
12. Road Dogs [3:28]
13. The Grind [4:35]
14. Bombs Over Tokyo [3:57]
15. Sick of Being Sick [8:12]
16. Play Bass and Be Great [3:29]
17. Out With a Bang [5:34]
18. The Second Wind [9:06]
19. Going Sideways [5:45]
20. Coda [9:06]
21. End Credits [9:13]

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Edgeplay: A Film about the Runaways 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nutty1 More than 1 year ago
Finally! A band about which there are so many unanswered questions. A Band that hundreds of thousands of fans would still kill to see live! A provocative, ground breaking, rule bending group of mature fifteen year old girls working their butts off and rocking that stage! A great group and a fun film if you're still dying to see the girls in action. By in action I mean; talking about the old days and their lives, separately of course, documentary style. If you dig rock n roll, if you dig the Runaways and if you like documentaries then check this film out. I didn't learn anything new but I enjoyed the ride :) *Joan Jett is discussed but does not appear in the film as an interviewee