Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

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Roberta Joseph Hayes ...
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Baby Gramps ...
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Erin Blackwell ...
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Lou Ellen Couch ...
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Kim ...
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Lillie ...
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Munchkin ...
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Patti ...
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Dewayne Pomeroy ...
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Rat ...
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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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Picked by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the "50 Greatest Independent Films" in a special supplement devoted to independent films that was only distributed to subscribers in November 1997. See more »

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Rat: I love to fly. It's just, you're alone with peace and quiet, nothing around you but clear, blue sky. No one to hassle you. No one to tell you where to go or what to do. The only bad part about flying is having to come back down to the fucking world.
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Version of American Heart (1992) See more »

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The Teddy Bear's Picnic
Music by John W. Bratton
Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy
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most recent article I can find on Tiny and Mary Ellen Mark
19 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have followed (or tried to follow) Tiny through the years, she is up to 9 children now and is moving to North Carolina with her husband. He is the father of her last 4 kids. Her oldest son Daylon lives alone and is 19, her 2 oldest daughters live with a relative. Here is the link to http://seattletimes.nwsource.com

type in Mary Ellen Mark, the article is called: Focused on a life: Photographer uses camera as force for change

I heard that Rat is living on a farm or ranch, , some people say he died, does anyone have any current info?

Does anyone have a picture of Roberta, the victim of the Green River killer? I cannot remember her face.


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