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Little Fugitive (1953)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama, Family  |  16 December 1953 (France)
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Young boy fears he shot his older brother who is only faking. Young boy runs away to Coney Island, a crowded beach resort, gets money by returning soda pop bottles for their deposits.

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Joey, a young boy, runs away to Coney Island after he is tricked into believing he has killed his older brother. Joey collects glass bottles and turns them into money, which he uses to ride the rides. Written by Anonymous

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Morris Engel's all-American classic. See more »

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Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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16 December 1953 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Coney Island Kid  »

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Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,040 (USA) (1 February 2013)

Gross:

$27,373 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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1.37 : 1
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L'estudiantina
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Emil Waldteufel
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A Day in the Life of Joey Norton
19 August 1999 | by (Mobile, AL) – See all my reviews

"The Little Fugitive" is less a movie than it is an immaculately pristine and wistful time-capsule of the '50's. A self-exiled 7-year-old wanders an amusement park in a now long-lost world free--relatively speaking--of child-molesters and out-of-control tort lawyers. Filmed on location on Coney Island, using only its crowds and beach as it was in the Summer of 1953, and not a phony backdrop or clueless extra anywhere in sight. In high-quality black & white that misses nothing.


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