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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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Crasher (as James LeGros)
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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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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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$390,152 (USA)
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Will Smith and Lara Flynn Boyle would work together again 11 years later in Men in Black II (2002). See more »

Quotes

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 Laverne & Shirley (1976) See more »

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TESTIFY
Written by Melissa Etheridge and Kevin McCormick
Performed by Melissa Etheridge
From the Island Records album "Brave and Crazy" 1989
Produced by Kevin McCormick, Niko Bolas, Melissa Etheridge
Published by MLE Music/Almo Music Corp.(ASCAP)
Used by permission of EMI Blackwood Music/This Way Out Music
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So emotional
16 December 2003 | by (California, USA) – 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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