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Rich Kids (1979)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  August 1979 (USA)
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Two 12 year olds, the products of Upper West Side broken homes, struggle to make sense of their parents lives and their own adolescent feelings

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Franny Philips
Jeremy Levy ...
Jamie Harris
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Madeline Philips
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Paul Philips
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Ralph Harris
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Steve Sloan
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Barbara Peterfreund
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Simon Peterfreund
Irene Worth ...
Madeline's Mother
Diane Stilwell ...
Stewardess
Dianne Kirksey ...
Ralph's Secretary
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Lawyer
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Juilliard Student
Kathryn Grody ...
Gym Teacher
Beatrice Winde ...
Corine (as Bea Winde)
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Two ultra-precocious Upper West Side twelve-year-olds, Franny and Jamie, are best friends. Jamie, the "new boy" in town, has experienced his parents' divorce and guides his friend Franny in the art of surviving her own folks' imminent split. Franny senses the divorce because she has been secretly watching her father arrive home at 5:00 every morning and pathetically try to brush off (to his wife) and hide (from his daughter) the fact that he has been away all night. She is down in the dumps and finds a kindred spirit in her buddy Jamie, whose mother and father split up long ago. He points out the advantages of being a "child of divorce" - and is so persuasive that he almost convinces himself as well as Franny. When Franny connivingly convinces her parents to let her go to a sleep-over with Jamie, they explore their budding curiosity for the opposite sex. When Franny's mother finds the book "The Joy of Sex" in her daughter's bedroom and discovers that her daughter has deceived her, ... Written by thustlebird

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What happens when kids grow up and parents don't? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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August 1979 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Part of this was filmed at New York City's Calhoun School. They were extremely cooperative with the shooting. The Calhoun School is a college preparatory institution located in the heart of Manhattan's West Side. See more »

Quotes

Franny Philips: They can do anything they want to do, can't they? They can tell us anything, or not tell us anything, and we can't do anything, or say anything! We haven't got one single lousy human right!
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References Mekagojira no gyakushu (1975) See more »

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Happy Ida and Broken-Hearted John
Composed by Craig Doerge
Lyrics by Judy Henske
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Divorce as seen through the eyes of two 12 year olds
14 July 2002 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

They know their IQ's are near genius. They know that the capital of Kansas is Wichita. They know where Mom hides `The Joy of Sex'. But they don't know why their parents have all split up.

This modern look at adolescence rings sad but true. The `Rich Kids' of the title are smart in all of the commonly accepted ways and they are smart enough to realize that there is more to love than what they can see in their parent's sad relationships. In many ways it's the kids in this film that are acting like adults. Perhaps that's the point. Perhaps the `Rich Kids' of the title are not the two adolescents at all, but the adults that are complicating their lives.


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