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Streetwise (1984)

 -  Documentary  -  1984 (USA)
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

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Portrays the lives of nine desperate teenagers. Thrown too young into a seedy grown up world, these runaways and castaways survive, but just barely. Rat, the dumpster diver. Tiny, the teen prostitute. Shellie, the baby-faced blonde. DeWayne, the hustler. All old beyond their years. All underage survivors fighting for life and love on the streets of downtown Seattle. Written by Fiona Kelleghan <fkelleghan@aol.com>

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The streets - your only chance for life. See more »

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Rat: [To Erin in jail] "You can take the 'ho off the street, but you can't take the street off the 'ho."
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Take Care Of All My Children
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Unforgettable, even after 15 years
15 February 1999 | by (Los Angeles or thereabouts) – See all my reviews

Do the subjects of this film know that most everyone who viewed it still thinks about them and wonders what happened to them? Does Martin Bell know this? How the world would eat up a sequel...a follow-up on the people who can be located...


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