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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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Cast

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Rock Singer
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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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Vikki
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Officer Black
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$390,152 (USA)
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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 Laverne & Shirley (1976) 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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9 March 2002 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Where the day takes you I found to be a really interesting film. Seeing all those big names (Sean Astin, Will Smith, Dermot Mulroney & Rikki Lake) before they all really became famous was great. They all played thier parts amazigly well and the way the movie was done was great. Marc Rocco should be proud. I found it very true to the way life on the street is and think more movies like this should be done, but I suppose it's just that every so often you find one of these movies, and that they're unreplaceable.


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