From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Smithereens (1982, USA) is a punk rock film directed by Susan Seidelman.


Main Details

  • Released on November 19, 1982 (New York City premiere; Canadian premiere on September 11, 1982)
  • Color
  • Running time: 93 minutes
  • Production Co: Domestic Productions
  • Distribution Co: New Line Cinema (1982) (USA) (theatrical)/Kuzui Enterprises (1986) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Susan Seidelman
  • Produced by Joanne Gross, Susan Seidelman
  • Written by Peter Askin, Ron Nyswaner, Susan Seidelman
  • Starring Susan Berman, Brad Rijn, Richard Hell, Nada Despotovich, Roger Jett, Kitty Summerall
  • Cinematography by Chirine El Khadem
  • Edited by Susan Seidelman

Plot Summary

  • A narcissistic runaway engages in a number of parasitic relationships amongst members of New York's waning punk scene.


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