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14 May 1989 (USA) See more »
Nowhere to go. Nothing to lose.
The 17 years old Danny's parents are separated. He lives with his mother with whom he can't get along to well... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ricky Schroder ... Danny Evetts (as Rick Schroder)

Mary Kay Place ... Sondra Evetts

Richard Jenkins ... Paul Evetts

Natalija Nogulich ... Lynn Myerson (as Natalia Nogulich)

Joseph Hacker ... Wayne

Dakin Matthews ... Dr. Cutler

De'voreaux White ... Lonnie

Kim Myers ... Chris Evetts
Maya Lebenzon ... Kerri

Grand L. Bush ... Quinn

Andrew Divoff ... Luke
Jason Horst ... Jim
Patricia Allison ... Miss Fox
Chance Michael Corbitt ... Swift

Ron Canada ... Dr. Hemmerlick

Kelli Williams ... Melissa

Michael Stoyanov ... Russell

Alfonso Ribeiro ... Jesse

J.D. Hall ... Lonnie's Dad
Gail Cameron ... Lonnie's Mom
Stan Kamber ... Father
Travis Swords ... 3rd Cop

Dante Di Loreto ... 1st Cop

Jeanine Jackson ... Marie

Christine Cavanaugh ... Girl
Katherine Heard ... Susan
Stephanie Segal ... Nurse

Harris Shore ... Desk Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Javier Grajeda ... Cutler's Assistant (as Victor Gardell)

Directed by
John Pasquin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rene Balcer 
Al Martinez 

Produced by
Stephanie Austin .... producer
Diane Schroder .... associate producer
Mireille Soria .... co-executive producer
Steve Tisch .... executive producer
Original Music by
Stanley Clarke 
Cinematography by
Walt Lloyd 
Film Editing by
David Campling 
Casting by
Lisa Beach 
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Dena Roth 
Art Direction by
John Myhre 
Set Decoration by
Karen O'Hara 
Costume Design by
Pat Tonnema 
Makeup Department
Terry Hoyos .... hair stylist
Julie Purcell .... key makeup artist
Chris Rubel .... makeup artist
Roxanne Wightman .... hair stylist (as Roxanne Yahyavi)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John T. Kretchmer .... first assistant director (as John Kretchmer)
Michelle Venetis .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bill Zullo .... property master
Special Effects by
Michael O'Connor .... special effects technician
Michael O'Connor .... special effects
Steve Kelso .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Delahoussaye .... camera operator
Cody Harrington .... key grip
Jesse Mather .... gaffer
Casting Department
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lizz Wolfe .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Elizabeth Barnard .... assistant editor
Paul D. Goldman .... post-production supervisor
Steve Grubbs .... post-production services
James F. Perry .... post-production assistant
Michael Rafferty .... assistant editor
Location Management
Elaine Lipton .... location manager
John Panzarella .... location manager
Music Department
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Other crew
Muriel Anderson .... assistant to producer
Mel A. Bishop .... executive in charge of production
John Burrows .... production manager
Kathleen Caton .... production coordinator
Matt Danielson .... production accountant
Sydney Gilner .... script supervisor
Leonard Manzella .... technical advisor
Kearie Peak .... assistant to executive producer
Thomas Roth .... assistant to co-executive producer

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USA:94 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Drama, 3 August 2002
Author: nasty_dunk

I must say, I do not consider myself a drama fan. If it's up to me, I prefer watching an action or a comedy rather than a drama film. This one wasn't different, I got bored, turned on the TV -- only this time, I simply got hooked.

This movie really provides drama the best way there could possibly be. There's nothing too brilliant nor original about it, nevertheless, the good acting and the realistic script is what makes it so good.

Rick Schroder as Danny Evetts, the lead character, is doing a great job. He basically fills his role as the young, rebellious & emotionally mixed son of a divorced couple, played by Mary Kay Place & Richard Jenkins (Which are, by the way, familiar faces, although I can not really recall which movies they took part in), which play their roles just as good.

Danny is upset because of his family's situation. His father is getting remarried, his mother has a 'boyfriend' (which lives with his mom, himself and his sister), and Danny is just feeling left out. He and his dad have a special relationship, as friends do (or so he would like to think), therefore he blames everything on his mother, which is having a hard time dealing with him, and prefers to lean more on her new life partner. Obviously Danny can not stand his mother's behavior (even though he acts as if he does not need her), one thing leads to another, and because of his behavior (Drugs use, alcohol, violence) Danny ends up in a special institute, for teenagers whose parents decided to give them away for a sort of a therapy. Danny can not stand the institute.. and for the rest, you'll just have to watch it yourself.

Perhaps this film touched me so much because I am about at Danny's age (even though I don't have any of his problems, hehe), but I still think it delivers an interesting, touching and realistic story, played out wonderfully. I guess this is just one of those low budget STVs (STV > Straight To Video, this movie was not shown in theaters) that outperform many theater movies, which I was wondering if whether they were a myth or not.

I give it a perfect 10/10, it is an excellent drama, which gives the viewer exactly what he looks for in this genre.

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