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Where the Day Takes You (1991)

A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »

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The Interviewer
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Rock Singer
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Greg
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Crasher (as James LeGros)
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Tommy Ray
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Ted
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Vikki
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Officer Black
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Officer Landers
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Kimmy
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A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer this harsh life to going back to their families. Heather, somewhat older, provides some leadership and mothering to the kids. Written by Reid Gagle

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No parents. No rules.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for drug use, language and violence | See all certifications »
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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lei de Cada Dia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$390,152
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alyssa Milano initially auditioned for the role of Heather. Although she impressed the crew, they were reluctant to assign a former child star in the role. She was given a smaller role instead. See more »

Quotes

King: It's 98.6 over here baby.
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Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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PRECIOUS PAIN
Written and Performed by Melissa Etheridge
From the Island Records album "Melissa Etheridge" 1988
Produced by Craig Krampf, Kevin McCormick, Melissa Etheridge and Niko Bolas
Published by MLE Music/Almo Music Corp.(ASCAP)
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So emotional
16 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely love this film but I can only watch it once a year because it makes me so sad, I have never cried so much in a film ever, I'm left a nervous wreck, I don't know if it's because I'm happy or sad the way things worked out, but my hat is off to the writer, director, and all the actors, especially Sean Astin's portrayal of Greg. Very emotional film, I suggest you don't watch it alone, as you need to have someone with you to laugh and cry with! Extraordinary filmmaking!


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