• Publication date: November 29, 2011

The Runaways

Thursday 01 december 2011 at 18:00 GMT-21:00 KSA.

Thursday 01 december 2011 at 18:00 GMT-21:00 KSA.

The story of the ground breaking '70s female rock group and their sleazy manager who almost ruins them.

Program data

Duration: 105

Production Year: 2010

MBC Max:

February 20, 2016 02:30 (KSA) ~ February 20, 2016 01:30 (CLT)

In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form a punk band.

She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face.

He finds Cherie Currie, at 15 the perfect image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing.

Two others round out the band, "The Runaways." Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan.

Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she's soon strung out on pills and vodka, and jealousies arise.

Starring:

  • Dakota Fanning
  • Kristen Stewart
  • Stella Maeve
  • Scout Taylor-Compton
  • Michael Shannon

Directed by:FloriaSigismondi

Rating: R for language, drug use and sexual content - all involving teens