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The Young Runaways (1968)

Approved | | Drama | 1 January 1970 (Mexico)
Follows the lives of three unrelated teenagers as they run away from their respective homes, each for different reasons. Arriving in Chicago, one tries to make good with his life only to ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shelley Allen
Kevin Coughlin ...
Dewey Norson
Raymond Allen
Deannie Donford
Mrs. Donford
Mr. Donford
Quentin Dean ...
Freddy 'Sage'
James Edwards ...
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Follows the lives of three unrelated teenagers as they run away from their respective homes, each for different reasons. Arriving in Chicago, one tries to make good with his life only to find it a little more difficult than he had imagined, one falls in with "the rock and roll set" and comes to a violent end, and one gets mixed up with prostitutes, but comes good in the end. Shows things from both the parents side and the kids side. The underlying story is that you can't solve your problems on the road if you can't solve them at home. Written by Kevin Steinhauer {K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU}

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They experiment with drugs...with sex...with each other! See more »




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1 January 1970 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Jovens Fugitivos  »

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strictly for laughs
24 January 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This movie is a good cautionary tale... for filmmakers! See this movie and try, try, try your best not to make anything this dumb and hopelessly out of touch. This is "Rebel Without A Cause" on pablum, baby! The best thing about this movie is watching Richard Dreyfuss putting his all into these horrible, meaningless lines. I mean, this is my bag, know what I mean? I mean, I'm all hung up in my own hassles, baby! The dialogue is screamingly funny, baby, and Mike Myers' vision of the Sixties is more accurate! And he wasn't even there! Neither, obviously, was the screenwriter, because Orville Hampton was fifty-one when this gigglefest was released in '68. My advice: get together with some real Sixties veterans (they should be at least fifty years old), have a few beers (low-carb, if they insist) and laugh, laugh, laugh. Turn down the volume and make up your own dialogue. You won't miss anything.

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