A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

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Kenny Killarney
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Patrick Lonigan
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Helen Westcott ...
Miss Julia Miller
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Charlie the Greek
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Jim Drum ...
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A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

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Orator: Healthy men out of work, and why? Because of the machine! The machine has got to go! And men gotta start working with their hands again. The good book says so, men shall work by the sweat of their brow. So let's get rid of the machine! Get the automobile off the streets and get back to the horse! Get rid of the automobile, the telephone, and high heels. Yeah, I said so, high heels! 'Cause that's another thing wrecking civilization. Take women off their high heels, put them back in the kitchen ...
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Incredibly Realistic!
13 March 2003 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

adopted from the novel, this movie is one of the best movies EVER! christopher knight plays the misguided teen through a tough life in chicago. i saw this movie to see frank gorshin in his early career and i've never regretted it! the story really makes you think and if you're looking for good actors this is the movie to see! the cast was really in tune with their characters which made the movie really real. a superb film with an excellent cast and a great story!


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