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The Children of Times Square (1986)

An alienated teenage boy runs away from home and ventures to New York City where he falls in with a gang of juvenile delinquents working as drug dealers and pickpockets for a shady crime boss.

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Otis Travis
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Sue Roberts
David Ackroyd ...
Peter Roberts
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Skater
Jason Bernard ...
Lt. Devins
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Luis Sotavento
Silvana Gallardo ...
Lizette Sotavento (Luis' mother)
Brandon Douglas ...
Eric Roberts
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Rick
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C.J.
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Brian (as Gregory 'Mars' Martin)
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Debbie
Selma Archerd ...
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Carla
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A 14 year old boy runs away from his uncaring stepfather. Ultimately he lands in Time Square and is taken in by a Fagin-like cocaine dealer. The dealer introduces him to a band of homeless teens and initiates his training along with another youth. Meanwhile the youth's mother begins a feverish search for the boy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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After problems with his mother and step-dad at home, a young teenager runs away from home and try to make a living in New York. Quickly he mixes with the wrong crowd.
21 April 2014 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

One of the worst movies I have seen in a long time. The plot is predictable. The handling of this interesting and relevant topic is clumsy and superficial. The editor was clearly not much involved with the film; the editing is shoddy and looks like it has been completed in a hurry. The acting? Stilted and unnatural. The characters, even that of the protagonist, is one-dimensional. The actors are supposed to be homeless and work on the street, but every day they look as if they have just left a beauty parlor, not a hair out of its place. Typical sitcom looks. I am trying to find something positive to add, but sorry, there is nothing. I am not going to waste more time with this one. It is not worth it.


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