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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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Greg
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Little J
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Manny
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Crasher (as James LeGros)
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Brenda
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Tommy Ray
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Ted
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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)  »

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A Lei de Cada Dia  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$390,152 (USA)
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Will Smith's film debut. See more »

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Heather: Brenda said that you killed your girlfriend.
King: Yeah, well Brenda says a lot of things. And I believe about... none of them.
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References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
Written by Stephen Stills
Published by Cotillon Music, Inc., Ten East Music
Springalo Toones & Richie Furay Music
Performed by Buffalo Springfield
Courtesy of Atco/East-West Records America
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Sean Astin making us feel

Moving film with issues that people who have been in the same situations will be able to relate to. Sean Astin(Greg) was really good in this film he played his part well and you feel for him and try to understand how it must feel living life the way they all do on the streets. Great cast line-up and it was good to see Will Smith in there. All the characters seemed real not just movie stars playing homeless kids.


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