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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

Director(s): Lou Adler

Theatrical Release: 1982

Cast: Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, John Lehne, Laura Dern, Christine Lahti, Ray Winstone

Genre(s): Drama, teen movie, musical, music, Cult, Dean's List

Countries: USA, Canada

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(1 / 1)
Ant Rating
Running Time: 87m.

A troubled teenage girl and her two pals decide to vent their repressed and roiling emotions via a punk rock band, the Fabulous Stains. Though utterly devoid of talent, the Stains manage to get a gig touring with another punk band, the Looters (comprised of former-Sex Pistols Paul Cook and Steve Jones, Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and Tubes vocalist Fee Waybill). Thanks to clever promotions of their agent, the Stains become popular, even though they never waxed a single. The agent then exploits their popularity at every turn and transforms the talentless Stains into national sensations and causing them untold stress and inner turmoil. (


DVD Special Features:

! Newly restored from original vault masters

! 5.1 Surround Sound

! Audio commentary by stars Diane Lane and Laura Dern

! Audio commentary by director Lou Adler

! Photo gallery

Member Reviews

I need decimals to properly rate this film by C20004656 - January 15, 2009
Let's say a 6.75. Overall a pretty good movie. In patches a great (10!) movie, with a young Diane Lane playing an unsettlingly grim, acerbic heroine. And in patches, well, a little silly (. . . 3.5?). Silly almost carries the day, culminating in a fluffy-haired music video, but it's still all good fun. Would make an excellent double feature with 1980's "Breaking Glass," if you can find it.