Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of... See full summary »
In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson lookalike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.
A story centered on a directionless 16-year-old living in Marfa, Texas and his relationships with his girlfriend, his neighbor, his teacher, a newly arrived local artist, and a local Border Patrol officer.
Jeremy St. James
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>
The British Board of Film Classification insisted on 40 seconds being cut from the scene when a small boy wakes up on a sofa to find a girl being raped several feet away. This is due to British law that does not allow for a child to be in the same scene as simulated sex. See more »
When the crowd is attacking the man, Harold has his shirt on in one shot, but not in the next. See more »
The Taxi Driver:
You look like the prom queen. I dated the prom queen when I was your age. She was the first girl I stuck my tongue in.
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Written by Special Ed (as E. Archer), Buckshot (as K. Blake), Masta Ace (as D. Clear), Q-Tip (as J. Davis) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (as A. Muhammad)
Recorded by The Crooklyn Dodgers
Approved by Spike Lee
Courtesy of MCA Records
Published by DaMasta Music (ASCAP), Misam Music, ProMuse, Inc. obo Itself and Special Ed Music Inc. (BMI),
Target Practice Music, Varry White Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Jazz Merchant Music (Administered by Zomba Enterprises,
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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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