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Born to Lose

Born to Lose ★★ 1999

The Spoilers are an L.A. punk back led by singer Stevie Monroe (Rye). They're an underground success but can't break out of the music ghetto until public relations gal Lisa (Ashton) takes an interest in Stevie. Too bad she's a junkie who pulls the singer into a downward spiral that effectively destroys the band as well. Filmed in a mock-documentary style. 80m/C VHS, DVD . Joseph Rye, Elyse Ashton, Francis Fallon; D: Doug Cawk-er; W: Doug Cawker, Howard Roth; C: John Rhode; M: Greg Kuehn.

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