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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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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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$7,417,210 (USA)
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After this movie, Leo Fitzpatrick decided he didn't like acting and quit. He took US$300, his skateboard, and some clothes and moved to Britain. After a three-year hiatus, Leo was convinced to come and make a follow-up to the film. See more »

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When the crowd of kids is beating up the hoodlum in Washington Square Park, they can clearly be seen kicking air. See more »

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Telly: When you are young not much matters, when you find something you like that's all you got.
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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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