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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

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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Storyline

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 | virgin | new york city | drugs | See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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28 July 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kids  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,417,210 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Larry Clark commissioned Harmony Korine to write the screenplay "so the story could come from the inside, from the point of view of the kids." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Casper: How did she smell? Did her puss stink?
Telly: Take a whiff.
[Telly holds up his fingers and Casper smells them]
Casper: Mmmmm. Butterscotch, yo. That's the best.
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Connections

Referenced in Brows Held High: Mister Lonely (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Listen Up
Written by E Rule / Roy Ayers
Performed by E Rule
Courtesy of Pallas Records
Published by Sallap Music (BMI)/Warner Chappell Music/Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Inc.
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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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