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Kids (1995)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 1 September 1995 (USA)
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A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Henderson ...
Girl #1
Justin Pierce ...
Joseph Chan ...
Deli Owner
Johnathan Staci Kim ...
Korean Guy (as Johnathan S. Kim)
Adriane Brown ...
Little Girl
Sajan Bhagat ...
Billy Valdes ...
Billy Waldeman ...
Javier Nunez ...
Luis Núñez ...
Luis (as Luis Nunez)
Christian Bruna ...
Alex Glen ...
Jennie (as Chloe Sevigny)


Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teen-agers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delikventi  »

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Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)


$7,417,210 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Despite the improvised feel, the film follows Harmony Korine's script closely. See more »


When the kids hit the hoodlum with a skateboard, he turns his head as if being hit by it despite it not even being in the shot. See more »


Telly: Virgins. I love 'em. No diseases, no loose as a goose pussy, no skank. No nothin. Just pure pleasure.
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Referenced in Ken Park (2002) See more »


Written by Lou Barlow
Performed by Sebadoh
Courtesy of Homestead Records
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The Grandaddy of Dark and Real

This is not a super super film, but it stays with you, which was sort of the point - especially if you saw it at the time it was released, before the onslaught of "dark" teen movies over the decade following. This was the granddaddy of the genre and remains one of the darkest and grittiest of them all, in both subject and style. Perhaps in part because the subjects were an urban group of kids, rather than the angsty suburban set we've grown accustomed to seeing, there is a rare and truthful ferocity to the characterizations. The emotive mechanism isn't their redemption as mere children, but their total fallibility as young adults. Though obviously this represents a small sample of teenagers in the united states, it will make you think twice about how much earlier we seem to lose our childhood these days. Great ensemble cast with very believable performances. Its attempt to approximate the reality of a documentary is a unique success. In addition to stong dialogue and direction, credit should be given to the cast for that; obviously, chloe sevigny was a standout here. A really important subject for its time and a very credible portrayal.

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