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The Banger Sisters (2002)

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Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after twenty years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative lifestyle.

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Bob Dolman

Writer:

Bob Dolman
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Goldie Hawn ... Suzette
Susan Sarandon ... Lavinia Kingsley
Geoffrey Rush ... Harry Plummer
Erika Christensen ... Hannah Kingsley
Robin Thomas ... Raymond Kingsley
Eva Amurri Martino ... Ginger Kingsley (as Eva Amurri)
Matthew Carey ... Jules
Andre Ware ... Jake
Adam Tomei Adam Tomei ... Club Owner
Sal Lopez ... Pump Attendant
Kohl Sudduth ... Hotel Clerk
Tinsley Grimes Tinsley Grimes ... Prom Girl
Larry Krask Larry Krask ... Man in Bar
Marlayna Cherisse Marlayna Cherisse ... Young Groupie (as Marlayna Garrett)
Josh Todd ... L.A. Buckcherry Band Member
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Storyline

In West Hollywood, Suzette, now on the far side of middle age, has always been a party girl, leading a life solely for the here and now. When the here and now leads to her without a job, no money and thus no sense of whether her partying life has gotten her anywhere, she decides to go into her distant past to visit in Phoenix an old friend, Vinnie, who she has not seen or talked to in twenty years. In their shared past, Suzette and Vinnie were Los Angeles groupies coined the Banger Sisters for their penchant to sleep with any and all rock musicians who came through Southern California. Suzette does know however that Vinnie's life has changed, she married to Raymond, a lawyer who has political aspirations, the two who have two teenaged daughters. It is in part the reason she decides to visit now well off Vinnie, to see if she will lend her some money. Suzette reconsiders when she finds out just how far Vinnie has changed. She now goes by her full given name Lavinia, and is not only the... Written by Huggo

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Some friendships last forever... like it or not.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Groupies Forever See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,037,846, 22 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,307,416, 26 December 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,068,353
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Last film of Goldie Hawn until Snatched (2017), 15 years later. See more »

Goofs

Hannah is part of the class of 2002. Her tassel is backwards, and reads "Class of 2001". See more »

Quotes

Harry: If everything isn't in order... I get... constipated
Suzette: [Looks over her drink] Like I needed to know *that*.
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Referenced in Assembling the League (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

(Walk Me out in the) Morning Dew
Written by Bonnie Dobson, Tim Rose
Performed by Robert Plant
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Remembering You Were Once Cool Comes in Handy
12 March 2006 | by petyankSee all my reviews

There is a good deal of decent dialogue in this movie, and Goldie Hawn and Susan Sarandon know how to make the most of it. As a fan of old movies, I could never fault a script for being "formulaic." Let's face it, if you've seen a thousand movies, you've seen it all. As long as the writer gets it right, a movie can, at the very least, be admired. In this case, it can be appreciated. This movie is fun, it doesn't take itself too seriously, and there are some important messages: remember the importance of being supremely sure of yourself, of having a best friend, and of hearing Led Zeppelin in concert. It shouldn't be relegated to the category "chick flick." It is about a person who seems to drift aimlessly through life, and winds up portraying someone who makes a positive impact on many peoples' lives. Watching Goldie's/Suzette's face as she and Susan/Vinnie start to dance for the first time in 20 years also made me remember something important: when women friends dance together, it's different than men and women dancing. They enter into a partnership that says, for the next few minutes, we will do something cool together, and, sometimes, that's an important thing to do.


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