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Director:
Writer:
Richard Di Lello (written by)
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Release Date:
25 March 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In their world, if you're 17 and still alive you're a survivor [Video Australia] See more »
Plot:
Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing Paco Moreno's kid brother. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Penn At His Grittiest See more (53 total) »

Cast

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Sean Penn ... Mick O'Brien

Reni Santoni ... Ramon Herrera

Jim Moody ... Gene Daniels
Eric Gurry ... Horowitz

Esai Morales ... Paco Moreno

Ally Sheedy ... J. C. Walenski

Clancy Brown ... Viking Lofgren
Robert Lee Rush ... Tweety
John Zenda ... Wagner

Alan Ruck ... Carl Brennan
Tony Mockus Jr. ... Warden Bendix (as Tony Mockus)
Erik Barefield ... Terrell
Dean Fortunato ... Perretti
Lawrence Mah ... Ricky Lee

Jorge Noa ... Carlos
Ray Caballero ... Pablo
Martha De La Cruz ... Mrs. Moreno
Ray Ramirez ... Mr. Moreno
Eugene J. Anthony ... Robert Walenski
Michael Andrew Gorman ... Detective Moran (as Andrew Gorman)
Marco A. David ... Pacito
Don James ... Black Gang Leader (as Donald James)
Jane Alderman ... Woman Victim

Rick Rosenthal ... Judge (as Richard L. Rosenthal)
Fran Stone ... Vicki O'Brien
Omar S. Saunders ... Johnson
Kevin Springs ... Roberts
Eric David ... Lineup Boy #1
John San Juro ... Lineup Boy #2
Adam Pelty ... Teen Gun Dealer
Robin Coleman ... Squad Car Cop
Marvin Townes ... Bad Dude #1
Aaron Holden ... Bad Dude #2
Bill Martin Jr. ... Truck Driver
Myles O'Donnell ... Worker
Edward Kearns ... Lineup Sergeant
Brenda Joyce Minor ... Policewoman
Richard Lee Padget ... Guard
Peter Kirkpatrick ... Mess Hall Supervisor #1
David Barrett ... Mess Hall Supervisor #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sal Amato ... Inmate On Rail (uncredited)
George Barrow ... Bit (uncredited)

Jason Gedrick ... Inmate (uncredited)
Peter Kobernik ... Food Supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)
Dick Sollenberger ... Van Driver (uncredited)
Rob Wimberly ... Bad Boy (uncredited)
Roderick Wimberly ... Bad Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rick Rosenthal 
 
Writing credits
Richard Di Lello (written by)

Produced by
Marty Hornstein .... associate producer (as Martin Hornstein)
Robert H. Solo .... producer (as Robert Solo)
 
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
 
Cinematography by
Bruce Surtees 
Donald E. Thorin (director of photography) (as Donald Thorin)
 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
 
Casting by
Jane Alderman 
Mary Gail Artz 
Howard Feuer 
Jeremy Ritzer 
 
Production Design by
J. Michael Riva 
 
Art Direction by
Maher Ahmad 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard Reams 
 
Makeup Department
Jay Cannistraci .... makeup artist
Kathe Swanson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marty Hornstein .... unit production manager (as Martin Hornstein)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William M. Elvin .... second assistant director (as Bill Elvin)
Katterli Frauenfelder .... second assistant director
Pat Kehoe .... first assistant director
Thomas J. Mack .... first assistant director (as Tom Mack)
Bob Roe .... second assistant director (as Robert Roe)
 
Art Department
Maher Ahmad .... set designer
Harry N. Haase .... stand-by painter (as Harry Haase)
Aaron Holden .... property master
Dennis Lindbergh .... assistant property master
Gordon Meloeny .... leadman
James Prerost .... swing gang
Joel Prihoda .... swing gang
Thomas Sedor .... swing gang
Paul Stanley .... stand-by painter
George Stokes .... construction coordinator
Timothy W. Tiedje .... assistant property master
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Dockendorf .... dubbing mixer (as Dave Dockendorf)
John Elizalde .... sound editor
Don MacDougall .... dubbing mixer (as Don Mac Dougall)
Art Rochester .... sound mixer
Richard Thornton .... boom operator
Richard Tyler .... dubbing mixer
Jack S. Wiener .... sound recordist (as Jack Wiener)
 
Special Effects by
Bob Shelley .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dean Jeffries .... stunt player
Gray Johnson .... stunt player
Denver Mattson .... stunt player
Ron Oliney .... stunt player (as Ronald Oliney)
Walter Robles .... stunt player
Chuck Waters .... stunt coordinator
Chuck Waters .... stunt player
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kirk Bales .... dolly grip (as Kirk Bayles)
James F. Boyle .... gaffer (as James Boyle)
Ted Churchill .... Steadicam operator
Ted Churchill .... panaglide operator
Bob Coyle .... still photographer
Peter Davidian .... best boy electric
Ronald Garcia .... video playback coordinator
Brian C. Glover .... assistant camera (as Brian Glover)
Rob Hahn .... assistant camera
Daniel R. Jordan .... key grip (as Danny Jordan)
Frank Miller .... camera operator
William R. Nielsen Jr. .... assistant camera (as Bill Nielson)
Joe Pennella .... director of photography: second unit
Jeffrey R. Renfrow .... key grip: Chicago (as Jeff Renfrow)
Charles Saldana .... key grip
Donald Schmitz .... best boy grip
Mark Simon .... second assistant camera
Don Smetzer .... still photographer
Tom Stern .... gaffer
Robert Swander .... gaffer: Chicago (as Bob Swander)
 
Casting Department
Elizabeth Geddes .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mickey Antonetti .... costumer
Jay Hurley .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
William Essary .... assistant film editor
Aubrey Head .... color timer
 
Music Department
Douglas M. Lackey .... music editor (as Doug Lackey)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer
 
Transportation Department
Billy Martin .... transportation captain (as William Martin Jr.)
Richard Padgett .... transportation coordinator (as Richard Padget)
 
Other crew
Kathy Bitinas .... first aid
Jeanne Caliendo .... production assistant (as Jeannie Caliendo)
Nancy Froelich .... production assistant
Rochell Linker Goodrich .... assistant: Mr. Rosenthal (as Rochelle Linker)
Clayton Hartley .... production assistant
Graham Henderson .... production executive: EMI
Billy Higgins .... location manager
Kevin Barry Howe .... production assistant (as Kevin Howe)
Joan Merlo .... production office coordinator
Stephanie Moore .... location manager
Marsha Morgan .... assistant production office coordinator
Paul Pascarella .... title designer
Sioux Richards .... script supervisor
Anne Strick .... unit publicist
Michael Sudalnik .... craft service (as Michael Sudalnick)
Walter Tabayoyong .... stand-in
Marvin Towns Jr. .... production assistant (as Marvin Townes)
Lynn Hendee .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jane Byrne .... the producers would like to express their appreciation to: for the courtesy and cooperation extended to them (as Hon. Mayor Jane M. Byrne)
James R. Thompson .... the producers would like to express their appreciation to: for the courtesy and cooperation extended to them (as Hon. Governor James R. Thompson)
 

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Runtime:
104 min | UK:123 min (original release) | Sweden:105 min | USA:123 min (original release)
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Color:
Color (Astrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Australia:M (TV rating) | Canada:R (Canadian Home Video rating) | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2002) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1983) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1983) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 | Singapore:M18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R (#26898) | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The photos used during the opening credits were photos of Sean Penn and the other actors as children.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: When O'Brien and Horowitz are talking in the shower, the shadow of the boom mic moves back and forth on the wall when O'Brien walks away.See more »
Quotes:
Mick O'Brien:Hey. What are the odds on me now, Perretti?
Perretti:Three to two... against you. Nothing personal.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in John's Arm: Armageddon (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Don't Go AwaySee more »

FAQ

Why does Paco rape J.C.?
What are the differences between the Early Home Cinema Released and the Original Theatrical Version?
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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Penn At His Grittiest, 26 November 2003
Author: Brian Washington (Sargebri@att.net) from Los Angeles, California

This is probably one of the grittiest teen flicks to ever come out. This film puts all the films in the Dead End kids to shame. Sean Penn is perfect as Mick and Esai Morales is great as Paco. Also, this film as well as the similarly themed Born Innocent pulls no punches as it shows how the juvenile justice system which is supposed to rehabilitate young offenders does just the opposite and makes them even more hardened. This truly is one of the best films of the 1980's.

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