The Runaways

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Released 2010

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Director:
Floria Sigismondi
Released:
2010
Rating:
R

The Runaways is a 2010 film chronicling the story of Joan Jett (Kristen Stewart) and the rest of the band The Runaways. The Runaways begins as Joan Jett has a chance encounter with a record executive, Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), and pitches him the idea to start an all-girl rock band. He introduces jet to a drummer named Sandy West (Stella Maeve) and the two hit it off. They decide they need a blonde bombshell in the band and find Cherie (Dakota Fanning) and after some trial and error she is the perfect fit. The group is rounded out with guitarist Lita Ford (Scout Taylor-Compton). The band gains a good amount of success, getting signed and playing large shows. Eventually the press attention is focused mainly on Cherie, thus making the other members of the group jealous. When the time comes to record their next album, Cherie can not take the pressure of the band politics and storms out of the studio, quitting the band. Joan Jett is furious and is forced to start up a new band, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and achieving world-wide acclaim.

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    Drama, Music

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    Independent, Musicals