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The New Kids (1985)

A brother and sister arrive in a small town to help their relatives run an amusement park, and they find the town is terrorized by a local street gang.

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Gideon
David H. MacDonald ...
Moonie
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JoeBob (as Vincent Grant)
Theron Montgomery ...
Gordo
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Charlie
Lucy Martin ...
Fay
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Mark
Paige Price ...
Karen (as Paige Lyn Price)
Court Miller ...
Sheriff
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'Mac' MacWilliams
Jean De Baer ...
Mary Beth MacWilliams (as Jean DeBaer)
Robertson Carricart ...
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Abby McWilliams and her brother Loren are particularly normal teenagers. Their parents Mac and Mary Beth are killed in an accident. It's decided that Abby and Loren live in Glenby, Florida with their Aunt Fay and Uncle Charlie who own a gas station and an amusement park. Loren and Abby don't have much trouble making friends at their new high school. Loren starts dating Karen, the local sheriff's daughter while Abby starts dating Mark. Loren feels uncomfortable when he sees a blond-haired guy harassing Abby in the lunchroom. Mark tells Loren and Abby that the blond-haired guy is Eddie Dutra, a teenage drug addict who is the leader of a gang of redneck thugs. Loren helps Abby keep Dutra at a distance. Dutra's retaliations keep getting more vicious until Dutra forces a showdown at the amusement park by kidnapping Abby. Written by Corey Semple (AdamSandler's8SexyNights)

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A new ticket to terror from the director of "Friday the 13th." See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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18 January 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the library scene Gideon asks Abby to the Drive in to see a movie called Saturday Night Girls and she turns him down saying she has seen it but there has never been a movie titled Saturday Night Girls. See more »

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During the shower scene, Abby is wearing a vest to hide her nudity. See more »

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Gideon: There's this movie playing out at the drive in. I've seen it about five times. It's called "Saturday Night Girls."
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Stand Up
Written and Performed by Bill Wray
Produced by Evan Archerd and Bill Wray
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Great revenge flick
21 November 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

A brother and sister (Shannon Presby and Lori Loughlin) lose their parents in a tragic accident, and are sent to live with relatives in Florida. They are repeatedly bullied and traumatized by the local yahoo played wickedly by James Spader. What follows is a late night showdown at an empty carnival between good and evil, all in the name of survival. Lori Loughlin delivers a decent performance, as well does Shannon Presby as her very protective brother. However, James Spader's convincing performance is pure evil, at its best. As far as bully films go, this is one of the best.


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