Shoplifters of the World is a 2021 American film about a fan of British indie rock band The Smiths who hijacks a radio station at gunpoint.
Written and directed by Stephen Kijak (Sid & Judy; Stones in Exile; If I Leave Here Tomorrow; Never Met Picasso) from a story by Lorianne Hall, the movie stars Helena Howard, Ellar Coltrane, Elena Kampouris, Nick Krause, James Bloor, Thomas Lennon and Joe Manganiello.
In the Summer of 1987 in Colorado, four friends, reeling from the sudden break-up of iconic British indie rock band The Smiths, embark on a night out of partying to mourn their musical loss.
At the same time, a deranged Smiths fan takes a local radio DJ hostage at gunpoint and forces him to play nothing but Smiths tracks. With the radio station playing as the soundtrack to their night, the friends go on a wild journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever…
RLJE will release Shoplifters of the Worldtheatrically in select locations and On-Demand on March 26th, 2021.
Cast and characters:
Helena Howard … Cleo
Elena Kampouris … Sheila
James Bloor … Patrick
Nick Krause … Billy
Ellar Coltrane … Dean
Joe Manganiello … Full Metal Mickey
Thomas Lennon … Uncle Dick
Olivia Luccardi … Sandi
Celia Au … Siouxsie Chu
Cameron Moulène … David
Imani Lewis … Rita
Geraldine Leer … Billy’s Mom
Tonatiuh … Brian Briggs
Lucas Aurelio … Robert Smith Lookalike (as Lucas Phayre-Gonzalez)
Casey Sullivan … Jock #2