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Kids (1995)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  28 July 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:
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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 ...
Zack
Javier Nunez ...
Javier
Luis Núñez ...
Luis (as Luis Nunez)
Christian Bruna ...
Alex Glen ...
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Jennie (as Chloe Sevigny)
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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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new york | sex | new york city | virgin | drugs | See more »

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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$7,417,210 (USA)
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Trivia

The skateboarding film that the guys are watching at Javier's apartment is an old video featuring Mark Gonzales riding through the streets, which is Video Days (1991). See more »

Goofs

When the crowd is attacking the man, Harold has his shirt on in one shot, but not in the next. See more »

Quotes

Telly: Virgins. I love 'em. No diseases, no loose as a goose pussy, no skank. No nothin. Just pure pleasure.
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Featured in Banned in the UK: 1995-1999 (2005) See more »

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Danny Boy
Written by Frederick Edward Weatherly (as Frederick Weatherly)
Published by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
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One of the Most Powerful and True Films
12 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Larry Clark has created a true masterpiece of its time. Kids is an insightful, poignant and harrowing depiction of the life of angst ridden teens in New York City. There's Tully, the smooth talking, de-flowering (and HIV positive) teen, Casper, the cool, hyped up and not all there teen, and Jennie, the girl who is full of depression and anger for the de-flower man. The film doesn't have much of a direct screenplay (mostly dialogue you would hear while around friends) which is good for the type of movie being made here. The film gains much controversy by stating whether its true to life, or just a mindless depiction of what could happen in the city. You could decide that for yourself, but for me, I think this film has more truth, heart and drama (including great dramatic acting and scenes) that most films I've ever seen.


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