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Kids (1995)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 September 1995 (USA)
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 ...
Luis (as Luis Nunez)
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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 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$7,417,210 (USA)
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Larry Clark originally decided he wanted to cast Leo Fitzpatrick in a movie after watching him skateboard in New York, and cursing himself when he couldn't land certain tricks. 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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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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Spoofed in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #1.4 (1996) See more »

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Daddy Never Understood
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Performed by Deluxx Folk Implosion
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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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