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Edgeplay (2004)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 7 October 2004 (USA)
A documentary feature film about the 1970's seminal all girl band, The Runaways.
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Credited cast:
Kari Krome ...
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Kim Fowley ...
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Suzi Quatro ...
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Sandy West ...
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Jeri W.
Toby Mamis ...
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Marie Harmon ...
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"EDGEPLAY: A film about The Runaways" chronicles the rise and disintegration of the seminal '70's all-teenage-girl rock band The Runaways, whose members included then-unknown future rock stars Lita Ford and Joan Jett. The film explores the effects of verbal, emotional and psychological abuse on girls too young to drink, but old enough for sex, drugs and rock n' roll. Written by Sacred Dogs Entertainment

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Documentary | Music

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Edgeplay: A Film About The Runaways  »

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$80,000 (estimated)
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Director Victory Tischler-Blue was actually a replacement member of The Runaways when bass player Jackie Fox left the band. See more »

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Lita Ford: At that point everybody was really in need, desperate need of a good year off, from drugs and everything. I mean, it had been five years. We were together for five years when The Runaways broke up. We started in 1975, we broke up in 1980. And uh, you know everything just kinda got so intense. Everybody was doing so many drugs and we were tired. We'd had enough.
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Neon Angels on the Road to Ruin
18 January 2009 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Talking about 'Edgeplay', it's a two-edged sword! I'd like to start with what I disliked: 1) the camera work. Can't the guy hold still for a minute? Shaking the camera up and down and sideways maybe nice for 5 minutes of MTV interviews, but using that style for a 110 minutes documentary is nerve-wracking. 2) A documentary about a band without playing one song of their own material? Must be a first time. Instead, we get stuff from Suzi Quatro and Lita Ford's solo albums in the background. 3) Naturally, the absence of Joan Jett is a big problem. She wants to make her own Runaways picture in 2009, maybe after that we'll get a more complete view of the story.

I'm glad I took the time to watch 'Edgeplay', nevertheless. Especially Cherie has many interesting things to say (and yes, she looks better now than back then). I liked that they interviewed the mothers of Cherie and Sandy as well - understandably, they must have been afraid of what was going on with their daughters far away from home, and nobody every talks about things like that because it's not 'cool' or some stupid reason like that. The picture 'Edgeplay' paints of Lita Ford doesn't omit the dark sides, apparently she is not famous for her patience and self-control. Watching Sandy (the last opportunity before her untimely demise) is touching. Alright, so 'Edgeplay' is interesting for fans to know more about the unique band, but it leaves many viewers unsatisfied, I guess.


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