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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Debbie Rochon's feature film debut. See more »

Quotes

Corinne Burns: You are so jealous of me. I'm everything you ever wanted to be.
Billy: A cunt?
Corinne Burns: Exactly.
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Connections

Features Buck Privates (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Waste of Time
Music by Barry Ford
Lyrics by Nancy Dowd (as Rob Morton)
Performed by The Fabulous Stains
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Tough, scrappy film has amazing moments...
9 December 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Unreleased theatrical feature financed by Paramount was once an '80s staple on the USA network (in their weekend "Night Flight" movie slot). It's a satirical comedy-drama with music which finds angry, rebellious teen Diane Lane caught by reality-TV cameras getting fired from a fast food restaurant; soon, she, her sister, and a cousin hit the road with their barely-rehearsed punk band and find failure, success, unintended exploitation, and life's little ironies outside of their blue-collar town. Reminiscent of the later "This is Spinal Tap", the film has a sense of humor far more sly, less forced and obvious. Lane is so tough at first, one doesn't know how to respond to her (she pushes everyone away); somewhere down the line she begins to soften and becomes more flexible, and you see the desperation underneath her scowl--you see her pathos just once, when she gives the bus-driver money for his brother (a subtle scene that speaks volumes). Harsh in both its writing and directing, unblinking in its teenage hostility, the film still manages to be funny (intentionally so) and with a cutting edge; it's like a breath of fresh air to the disenfranchised. *** from ****


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