Director: Floria Sigismondi
Writer: Floria Sigismondi, Cherie Currie
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning
Released: July 15, 2010
Rating: (MA)
Runtime: 106 minutes
Story: Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star in this music-fueled story of the ground-breaking, all girl, teenage rock band of the 1970s: The Runaways. The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock stars of the now legendary group that paved the way for future generations of girl bands. Joan and Cherie fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley, played by Michael Shannon, who turns the group into an outrageous success and a family of misfits. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself - and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure rock-n-roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten. Written and directed by Floria Sigismondi, the film chronicles Joan and Cherie's tumultuous relationship on and off stage, as the band starts to break out.
Kristen Stewart Joan Jett
Dakota Fanning Cherie Currie
Michael Shannon Kim Fowley
Stella Maeve Sandy West
Scout Taylor-Compton Lita Ford
Alia Shawkat Robin
Riley Keough Marie Currie
Johnny Lewis Scottie
Tatum O'Neal Cherie's Mom
Brett Cullen Cherie's Dad
Hannah Marks Tammy
Jill Andre Aunt Evie
Ray Porter Band Member
Kiaya Snow Cashier
Allie Grant Club Girl