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Directed by Allan Arkush

United States 1979 93 mins.

When Principal Togar tries to confiscate ex-cheerleader and aspiring songwriter Riff Randall’s (P.J. Soles) ticket to the upcoming Ramones concert and burn their records, the students enlist the Ramones in a punk-style coup. With rollicking performances by the Ramones and a wall-to-wall soundtrack that includes Chuck Berry, Devo, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mack, Nick Lowe, and more, B-movie master Roger Corman’s spoof of 50’s musicals and ode to personal freedom still rocks.



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