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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent.

Director:

Lou Adler

Writer:

Nancy Dowd (as Rob Morton)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Donat ... Harley Dennis
Diane Lane ... Corinne Burns
Marin Kanter ... Tracy Burns
Laura Dern ... Jessica McNeil
Christine Lahti ... Aunt Linda
Janet Wright ... Aunt Linda's Friend - Brenda
Mia Bendixsen Mia Bendixsen ... Pregnant Girl in Ladies Room
Stuart Ferguson Stuart Ferguson ... Gold Key D.J.
Ray Winstone ... Billy - Vocals for The Looters
Paul Simonon ... Johnny - Bassist for The Looters
Steve Jones ... Steve - Guitarist for The Looters
Paul Cook ... Danny - Drummer for The Looters
Fee Waybill Fee Waybill ... Lou Corpse - Vocals for The Metal Corpses (as John 'Fee' Waybill)
Vince Welnick Vince Welnick ... Jerry Jervey - Guitarist for The Metal Corpses
Vern Willis Vern Willis ... Corpses Bass
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Storyline

Corrine Burns retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death. So far that she gets them (she and two cousins) on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go wrong? Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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Come see me and come live with me is two different t'ings, sister. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Washed Up See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$25,728

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,728
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to writer/"Beat The Geeks" Movie Geek (and fan of the film) Marc Edward Heuck, writer Nancy Down disowned the film (opting for the Rob Morton alias) due in part to her dissatisfaction over the more upbeat "music video" ending. See more »

Quotes

Corinne Burns: [lying about Jerry Jervey] He was an old man in a young girl's world.
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Referenced in Russian Doll (2019) See more »

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All Washed Up
Written and Recorded by Barry Ford
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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a real Flight by Night
23 February 2003 | by jeriegSee all my reviews

With Diane Lane's beautiful, astonishing, must-get-the-Oscar turn in Unfaithful (since the last thing I really remember seeing her before that was Lady Beware, and if I were to bother reviewing that, my summary would be Viewer Beware, or more unkindly, Lady Beware The Between-Meal Snacks), I remembered seeing this film on the late lamented Night Flight, when it still showed uncut, uncensored, banned, obscure videos and films relating to rock and roll. Ah the good old days of early cable...

This film is a must-see, not just for Diane Lane fans, but for any rock film fan. It is a bit contrived in some parts, but brutally honest in others, and seemed to confront every '80's rock dream - from Tiffany to MTV to Madonna..and beyond - Britney and Xtina, anyone?

Many other reviews here say all there is to say about the film, since I have only seen it that one time, and can't add anything particularly pithy about it. The fact that I remember it all these years later, after just being reminded of the abysmal failure which was Streets of Fire, makes me want to see the Stains play again.

There are scenes I still remember vividly, and while some of the movie will seem forced and a bit dated even for the time it was released, it has a certain honesty that stayed with me all these years - mostly due to a powerful and honest performance by a very young Diane Lane. The same honesty and power she shows in Unfaithful...

A real shame that this movie is not available for home viewing, and should be released on dvd and vhs at a time when Lane is hopefully going to walk away with an Oscar.


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