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The New Kids (1985)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shannon Presby ...
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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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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

Striking Back  »

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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 »

Quotes

Eddie Dutra: You wanna fill 'er up, please?
Abby: Regular?
Eddie Dutra: Yes, please. You know there's a dance Saturday?
Abby: Yeah, I heard about that.
Eddie Dutra: Are you going?
Abby: Oh, I don't know yet.
Eddie Dutra: I'm going. Go with me.
Abby: Why?
Eddie Dutra: Well, because I'm asking you to. You will have a good time. You'll go right?
Abby: I don't know, we haven't really met.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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Making a Move
Written by Evan Archerd and Steve Nelson
Performed by Brock Walsh
Produced by Evan Archerd and Steve Nelson
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"My name's Gideon Walters...my friends call me Gid!"
22 July 2002 | by (Venice Beach, CA.) – See all my reviews

Don't let people sway you, folks. This movie is outstanding! It features some disreputable Southern stereotypes and death by roller coaster and lighter fluid, not to mention the brilliant actor John Philbin in a typically memorable performance as "Gid". The production values are strong (including music by the great Lalo Schifrin) and the script is fast-paced and doesn't waste time with nuance or subtlety. There are pit bulls, lazy sheriffs, authentic Florida tourist trap backwoods locations, a pre-"Mask" Eric Stoltz, and impressive mid-1980s fashions. What more can you ask for? A solid 7/10.


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