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
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Joseph Chan ...
Deli Owner
Johnathan Staci Kim ...
Korean Guy (as Johnathan S. Kim)
Adriane Brown ...
Little Girl
Sajan Bhagat ...
Billy Valdes ...
Billy Waldeman ...
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Luis Núñez ...
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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 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$7,417,210 (USA)
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For his role as Casper, Justin Pierce won an Independent Spirit Award for best debut performance. Korine was nominated for best first screenplay, but he lost out to Paul Auster for Smoke (1995). See more »

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

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Telly: But like, if you deflower a girl man, man, you're the man. No one can ever do that again. You're the only one. No one, no one, has the power to do that again.
Casper: Right. The way I see it. My outlook on the situation. It's like getting fame, you know what I'm saying? Say you was to die tomorrow right, fifty years from now all the virgins you ever fucked are gonna remember you. Right? They gonna tell their grandkids about that shit.
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References HouseSitter (1992) See more »

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I'm the One
Written by Alan Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen McIntyre), Roger Ball,
Malcolm Duncan, Hamish Stuart and Steve Ferrone
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Bug Music, Inc. obo Average Music (ASCAP), Franam Publishing Administration obo Joe's Songs (ASCAP)
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Amazing. Best dialogue in a movie
2 August 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Kids is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It's funny, horrific, but realistic.

Despite the cast having no previous acting experience, the performances are all wonderful, especially Justin Pierce's (as Casper). The realistic story line, the classic dialogue, and the horrific finale are the film's best features.

What bothers me is that many people discredit the film. Saying that the movie is exploitation, or something even more ridiculous. I think that people are unable to except the fact that Kids is accurate. Not all teenagers behave like Telly or Casper, but you'd be lying if you said that teenagers don't talk like that.

Kids is not exploitation, but rather a brutally honest piece of social commentary. Kids is a deterrent for high risk sexual behavior. The film is also a wake up call for insensitive parents who take no responsibility for their children.

Therefore, Kids is a truthful portrayal of urban life. it is not exploitation.


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