SHOPLIFTERS OF THE WORLD

By Stephen KIJAK

WESTEND FILMS - as SALES All rights

Drama - Completed 2020

A film inspired by true events, set over the course of one night in the life of four friends that are reeling from the sudden dissolution of iconic British band The Smiths, while the local radio station is hijacked by an impassioned Smiths fan with a gun.

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 91 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stephen KIJAK
    • Producer(s)
    • Laura RISTER (UNTITLED ENTERTAINMENT), Joe MANGANIELLO (3.59), Nick MANGANIELLO (3.59), Lorianne HALL, Christopher FIGG
    • Synopsis
    • Denver, summer 1987. A group of quirky and confused teenagers are about to have their lives changed forever over the course of one night when the news hits them that their heroes, iconic British band The Smiths, are splitting.

      Young and feisty Cleo doesn’t know what to do with her life and dreams of running away to Paris. Dean, who works in the local record store, has a huge crush on her but doesn’t know how to tell her.

      As Cleo and her friends start a night of hard partying to mourn their musical loss, Dean is driven to a more daring and dangerous form of tribute: he decides to hold up the local radio station at gunpoint and make the DJ play nothing but Smiths tracks for the entire night. And with the radio at full blast, the group of friends will go on a journey of self-discovery that will transform them forever.

      Based on true events, Shoplifters of the World is a film that celebrates youth and the power of music to change people’s lives, showcasing the iconic sound and style of England’s greatest 80s band: The Smiths.
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