Suburbia, also known as Rebel Streets and The Wild Side, is a 1984 American coming-of-age drama/thriller film written and directed by Penelope Spheeris, and produced by Roger Corman, about suburban punks who run away from home. The kids take up a punk lifestyle by squatting in abandoned suburban tract homes. The punks are played by Chris Pedersen, Bill Coyne, Timothy Eric O'Brien and Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, amongst others.
A hitchhiking teenage runaway, Sheila, is picked up on Interstate 605 in the Greater Los Angeles Area by a woman with a toddler. When the car gets a flat tire, they find a telephone booth on the edge of an abandoned tract housing district. While the mother is on the phone, the toddler is attacked and killed by a stray dog.
|keywords||abandon abuse abusive alcoholic alcoholic mother arrest attack brand child sexual abuse convenience store d.i. drive drunk driving fight flat tire garage sale greater los angeles area hitchhike house human branding interstate 605 kill learn live at los angeles meet mohawk mohawk hairstyle morning pick up police officer punk house punk rock reject rock concert run security guard sexually abused by her father shoot stray dog t.s.o.l. tract housing vandal|
|publisher||New World Pictures|