The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. It is based on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by the band's original lead vocalist Cherie Currie. The film stars Dakota Fanning as Currie, Kristen Stewart as rhythm guitarist and vocalist Joan Jett, and Michael Shannon as record producer Kim Fowley. The Runaways depicts the formation of the band in 1975 and focuses on the relationship between Currie and Jett until Currie's departure from the band. The film grossed about $4.7 million worldwide and received generally favorable reviews from critics. Wikipedia
The Runaways is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, Directorial debut films, Films about music and musicians, American LGBT-related films, Films set in Los Angeles, California, Independent films, Films set in the 1970s, Films shot in Super 16 and Punk films.
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Joan Jett: Hey kid, wake up, we got some bad news. Cherie Currie: (tired) What? Joan Jett: Fuckin' Kim, man. He snaked us. Cherie Currie: What? Joan Jett: Remember how he was all, you gotta pay your dues, that's how we're gonna get a record deal, blah-fucking-blah? Well he was right. Joan Jett: (pause) Joan Jett: We fucking did it! Cherie Currie: What? Joan Jett: That Frankenstein-looking, crazy motherfucker did it! Mercury fucking Records! Mercury fucking Records! Cherie Currie: We got signed? Joan Jett: Yep! We're going to Hollywood in like an hour, we're gonna tell the rest of the girls. Get your LITTLE ass ready!