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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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Rat's Theme
Written and Performed by Tom Waits
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My opinion of streetwise- from Rat's wife
27 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hey, Jen! How funny to see you on here! Love Ya!

I personally love Streetwise. I've seen it a million times. My husband gets embarrassed whenever I show the movie, and hides in the other room.

I am Rat's wife. We live in California, where he originally came from. It's funny that no one knows where he is. Martin and Maryellen still keep in contact and send Christmas cards. Anyway, Rat is alive and doing well. It just goes to show that eating garbage won't kill a person. It might just make them stronger.

Janel


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