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Lost Angels: When a Beastie Boy Starred in the Best Youth Culture Film of the Late 80s [Rewind]

Lost Angels: When a Beastie Boy Starred in the Best Youth Culture Film of the Late 80s [Rewind]

When I heard that Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys) was going to be starring in a movie, even though I wasn't the biggest Beasties fan, this was a film I had to see. So my brother and I went to the one movie theater in Orange County, Ca where Lost Angels was playing. The theater was filled with seats (only three of them had humans in them) and the movie proceeded to play on the screen.. To be honest, aside from Horovitz channeling an even more aloof James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause, Lost Angels wasn't some monumental viewing experience for me. However, it's themes of alienated youth, cultural appropriation, and the lengths a young person would go just to belong were poignant, hard hitting and, frankly, unforgettable.

Lost Angels was a low budget endeavor even by 1988 standards. Made for a pittance ($1.2 million dollars) it is

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