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Encyclopedia > Suburbia (movie)

Suburbia is a movie written and directed by Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization) about suburban punks who run away from home. The kids take up a minimalist, punk rock lifestyle by squatting in abandoned suburban tract homes. The cast was made up of both professional and nonprofessional actors (the female roles in the film were all played by actual punks who were not professional actresses). Penelope Spheeris (born 2 December 1945) is and American director and writer, best known for directing Waynes World, Suburbia and The Decline of Western Civilization. ... The Decline of Western Civilization is a rockumentary film directed by Penelope Spheeris about the Los Angeles punk rock scene in 1979 and 1980. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ...


Released in 1984, Suburbia is also known as Rebel Streets and The Wild Side. Red Hot Chilli Peppers' bassist Flea makes a cameo appearance as "Razzle (Mike B. The Flea)". It gives Spheeris' vision of early 1980's punk rock sub culture and an opinion on what drove the youths to become "Punks". Three bands perform concerts during the telling of the story, The Vandals, DI, and TSOL. Although emphasizing sensational, easily exploitable themes such as rape and drug use, it does score right on the money with its comparisons to hippies and bikers of the 60's (and even outlaws of the Old West} and the discrimination that many punk rockers faced from others because of the way that they chose to look and the music that they loved. 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers (from left): Flea, Chad Smith, John Frusciante and Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Californian rock band who have combined aspects of funk and hip-hop with rock and roll, pioneering funk metal. ... Flea aka Michael Balzary Flea (born Michael Peter Balzary on October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia) is the bassist for the alternative funk band Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For the Germanic tribe that attacked the Roman Empire, see Vandal. ... DI has several meanings: Destination Imagination, an international childrens problem-solving competition Diabetes insipidus, a disease Digitally Imported, the Internet radio station Direct Injection, see fuel injection Drill instructor the IATA code for dba See also the word/name Di. ... TSOL is a punk band from California. ...


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Internet Movie Database: Suburbia (1984)


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Suburbia Movie -The 80s Rewind « (1771 words)
Suburbia is about disaffected youth attempting to find love, unity and creating their own family against the backdrop of antagonistic locals who see T.R. as a threat to their own ‘normality’.
Officer Rennard (Harris) is the fl policeman and stepfather of white Jack Didley (Pederson), who plays the films conscious and attempts to bridge the ever widening gap between the punk kids and economically blighted locals, who use T.R. as a excuse to vent their frustrations.
She had not seen the movie for some years and is clearly still moved by its ending.
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