SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD (2021) A deranged fan of The Smiths flips out

 

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.

Plot:

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…

Release:

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

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