Directed by Penelope Spheeris • 1983 • United States
Starring Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay
Aften plunging into the Los Angeles rock scene with her landmark documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Penelope Spheeris made this dramatic feature animated by the same punk spirit. Evan and his younger brother leave their broken home in an attempt to escape their alcoholic mother. They find family in a group of punks who live as squatters in an abandoned shack by the side of the highway.