- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 5, 2005
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Miramax Echo Bridge
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Cult film director Joe Dante (GREMLINS, INNERSPACE) helmed RUNAWAY DAUGHTERS, starring Paul Rudd and Julie Bowen. The film was produced as part of the Showtime Network's Rebel Highways series, which featured remakes of drive-in B-pictures from the postwar era. Bowen plays Angie, the leader of three girls who steal a car to escape their home lives and become part of the youth rebel movement of the 1950s. Whereas the original film was a gritty and serious crime picture, Dante takes his remake in a new direction, emphasizing a tongue-in-cheek humor that examines B-movies with the benefit of hindsight.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Three naughty teens find more trouble than they bargained for in this sassy comedy adventure starring Paul Rudd (ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES), Julie Bowen (TV's ED, JOE SOMEBODY), and Dee Wallace-Stone (E.T.). Stuck in 1950's suburbia, Angie (Bowen), Mary, and Laura are tired of the same old things ... and yearn for something new. Everything changes when Mary's deadbeat boyfriend skips town, prompting the girls to break all the rules by faking their own kidnapping, stealing a car, and chasing him down the highway! But soon, their dangerous travels show them that their sheltered lives might not have been so bad after all! With special appearances by horror master Roger Corman, teen idol Fabian, Cathy Moriarty (ANALYZE THAT), John Astin (THE ADDAMS FAMILY), and Courtney Gains (SWEET HOME ALABAMA).