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Kids (1995)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 September 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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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sarah Henderson ...
Girl #1
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Joseph Chan ...
Johnathan Staci Kim ...
Korean Guy (as Johnathan S. Kim)
Adriane Brown ...
Little Girl
Sajan Bhagat ...
Paul
Billy Valdes ...
Stanly
Billy Waldeman ...
Zack
Javier Nunez ...
Javier
Luis Núñez ...
Luis (as Luis Nunez)
Christian Bruna ...
Christian
Alex Glen ...
Alex
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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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Drama

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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Delikventi  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,417,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,000,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the improvised feel, the film follows Harmony Korine's script closely. See more »

Goofs

When the kids hit the hoodlum with a skateboard, he turns his head as if being hit by it despite it not even being in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Casper: [last words] Jesus Christ, what happened?
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits it says: "The book 'KIDS' is available from Grove Press and contains photographs from the film, production stills and the original screenplay." and "A portion of the proceeds from this film will be donated to teen crisis organizations." See more »

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Da Bichez
Written by DJ Premier and Kendrick Davis (as Jeru the Damaja)
Recorded at D&D Studios
Courtesy of Payday/London Records
Used by permission of EMI April Music Inc./Gifted Pearl Music (ASCAP), Irving Music, Inc./The Perverted Alchemist Music,
Inc. (BMI)
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One of the Most Powerful and True Films
12 February 2000 | by 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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