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Kids -- An amoral, HIV-positive skateboarder sets out to deflower as many virgins as possible while a local girl who contracted his disease tries to save his next target from her same fate.

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Release Date:
28 July 1995 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Youth of our Nation. See more (397 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Telly
Sarah Henderson ... Girl #1
Justin Pierce ... Casper
Joseph Chan ... Deli Owner
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

Chloë Sevigny ... Jennie (as Chloe Sevigny)

Rosario Dawson ... Ruby
Julia Mendoza ... Susan
Gillian Goldstein ... Linda
Priscilla Forsyth ... Diane
Francine Fuertes ... Jennie's Nurse
Deborah Draper ... Ruby's Nurse
Alan Wise ... Accordion Player
Billy Solomon ... Dancing Boy
Johanna Ignatov ... Singing Woman
Raymond Batista ... Legless Man
Julie Stebe-Glorius ... Telly's Mom
Christiana Stebe-Glorius ... Telly's Little Brother
Dr. Henry ... Rasta Drug Dealer
Harold Hunter ... Harold

Jon Abrahams ... Steven
Hamilton Harris ... Hamilton
Jeff Pang ... Jeff
Atabey Rodriguez ... Misha
Giovanni Estevez ... Kid in Park
Karyn Grupski ... Kid in Park
Mike Hernandez ... Kid in Park
Peter Bici ... Kid in Park
Ryan Sikorski ... Kid in Park
Jim Gordy ... Kid in Park
Louie Louie ... Kid in Park
John Perez ... Kid in Park
Eddie Peel ... Kid in Park
Rich Arbitelle ... Kid in Park
Nuri Bell ... Kid in Park
Medwin Pang ... Kid in Park
Jamie Story ... Kid in Park
Jeff Simmons ... Kid in Park
JAM ... Kid in Park (as Jam)
Daniel Phillips ... Kid in Park
Jamal Simmons ... Kid in Park
Thierry Oddo ... Kid in Park
Ronald Hunter ... Kid in Park
Frank Natiello ... Kid in Park
John Carter ... Kid in Park
John Dean ... Kid in Park
Jimmy Lalputan ... Kid in Park
Tony Morales ... Jungle Fever Couple #1
Walter Youngblood ... Jungle Fever Couple #2
Ellsworth 'Cisco' Davis ... Hoodlum
Joseph Knopfelmacher ... Taxi Driver
Michele Lockwood ... Kim
Carisa Glucksman ... Joy
Scot Schwartz ... Bennie
Yakira Peguero ... Darcy
Sidney Prawatyotin ... Sid
Carl Ly-Min ... Security Guard
Avi Korine ... Fidget (credit only)
Darice Liguidi ... Kid from Jersey
Beth Weinstein ... Kid from Jersey
Jason Inconstanti ... Kid from Jersey
Alexandra Karabell ... Kid from Jersey
Zulaika Velazquez ... Gertie
Nick Lockman ... Nick
Joey Alvarez ... Joey
Gerry Smith ... Gerry
Lavar McBride ... Lavar
Julie Ho ... Tamara
Lila Lee ... Girl at Party
Regina Mei ... Girl at Party
Amy Moy ... Girl at Party
Lisa Acevedo ... Girl at Party
Corina Deleon ... Girl at Party
Suzanne Wood ... Girl at Party
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Harrison Freed ... Subway Rider (uncredited)

Harmony Korine ... Club Kid (uncredited)

Stefanie Marco ... NASA Girl (uncredited)
Edwin J. Nunez ... Skateboarder (uncredited)
Exile Ramirez ... Kid on Stoop (uncredited)

Kara Raynaud ... Dancer in Club (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Clark 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Clark  story
Harmony Korine 
Jim Lewis  story

Produced by
Leigh Blake .... associate producer
Michael Chambers .... executive producer
Cathy Konrad .... co-producer
Patrick Panzarella .... executive producer
Christine Vachon .... co-producer
Gus Van Sant .... executive producer
Cary Woods .... producer
Lauren Zalaznick .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Lou Barlow 
John Davis 
 
Cinematography by
Eric Alan Edwards (director of photography) (as Eric Edwards)
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Tellefsen 
 
Casting by
Alysa Wishingrad  (as Alyssa Wishingrad)
 
Production Design by
Kevin Thompson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ford Wheeler 
 
Costume Design by
Kim Marie Druce  (as Kim Druce)
 
Makeup Department
Kara Raynaud .... hair designer (as Kara Crean)
Tracy Warbin .... hair stylist
Tracy Warbin .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ann Ruark .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Bauer .... assistant director
Van Hayden .... assistant director
Annie Tan .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jennifer Alex Nickason .... set dresser (as Jennifer H. Alex)
Michael Preston .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator
Wendy Hedin .... supervising sound editor
Charles R. Hunt .... production sound mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Jan McLaughlin .... production sound mixer
David Novack .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim O'Heir .... audio recording engineer
Angela Organ .... apprentice sound editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brett Colombo .... electrician
Jon Hokanson .... electrician
Todd S. Klein .... key grip
Christopher T. Paul .... second assistant camera
Kate Phelan .... electrician
Christopher Porter .... gaffer
Alison C. Rosa .... still photographer (as Alison Rosa)
Alison Cohen Rosa .... still photographer
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... best boy grip
Richard Rutkowski .... first assistant camera
Joseph Zizzo .... best boy
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Exile Ramirez .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Misako Shimizu .... assistant editor
Patricia Sztaba .... negative matcher
Stan Sztaba .... negative matcher
Philip Whitfield .... telecine operator: rushes
 
Music Department
Tim O'Heir .... score recordist and mixer
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Eric R. Bellamy .... production accountant
Joseph Buoye .... production assistant (as Joe Buoye)
Michel Burstein .... press attache: France
Andy Clark .... assistant location manager
Dana Eshghi .... production assistant
Christopher Gambale .... assistant to Harvey Weinstein
Neil Hobbs .... production office intern
Jonathan Jacobson .... craft service
Chiemi Karasawa .... script supervisor
Takahide Kawakami .... production assistant
Kelly MacManus .... assistant: Cary Woods
Exile Ramirez .... graffiti artist
Lizzie Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. Woods
Thomas J. Whelan .... location manager (as T. Whelan)
 
Thanks
Granz Henman .... film dedicated to
Nicholas Taylor .... special thanks
 

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91 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:18A | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2005) | Chile:18 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:16 (w) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:14 | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:18 (cut) | Italy:VM18 | Mexico:C | Mexico:B15 (re-rating) (2010) | Netherlands:16 (1996) | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/16 | South Africa:16 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 (cut) | USA:Unrated (DVD release) | USA:NC-17 (original rating) (rating surrendered)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mia Kirshner was originally cast as Jennie. Chloë Sevigny, at that stage, had a minor role as one of the girls in the swimming pool, even though Harmony Korine said the character was inspired by her. And only a couple of days before production began, Sevigny was asked to take on the role of Jennie. Mia Kirshner, too, actually went on to achieve some level of success, however did not end up starring in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the crowd of kids is beating up the hoodlum in Washington Square Park, they can clearly be seen kicking air.See more »
Quotes:
Kid at the rave:Don't you know tricks are for kids?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 Version and the Uncut Version?
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108 out of 142 people found the following review useful.
The Youth of our Nation., 7 November 2004
Author: Andy (film-critic) from Bookseller of the Blue Ridge

Larry Clark has broken the boundaries with this film. Not only is it one of the realist depictions of our nation's youth, but it also brings the fear of the AIDS virus closer to home. This is not a piece of fictitious work, this is brutal honesty in its rawest form. While many will knock this film because of the pornographic nature, I saw past that and witnessed the birth of the next plague. Writer Harmony Korine has taken the world of our children and transferred it to the big screen. I never once saw this as a shock film or disgusting, I saw honesty and truth behind every scene. This is really what is happening in our backyards. Kids are not as young as they used to be, and are growing up in a world with more possibilities and distractions than ever before. This is the modern world, and these are the newest leaders.

While this is not what happens with all of our youth, it does paint a beautiful picture of just a handful. This is not just a story about NYC, it is a message for every city. This is happening all over this country. In the wealthy, poor, and everything in-between, our children are experimenting without any form of education or realization of their actions.

This is not a film that will leave a very good taste in your mouth, but then again it isn't supposed to. This is better and more honest than any reality program out there and it will scare the daylights out of you. This is our world, we must change it.

Grade: ***** out of *****

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