Thanks to a tip from teenager Matt, who survives on the streets as a graffiti artist, policeman Ray is able to arrest Sergei, a diamond smuggler. In return, Matt gets Jules Daniels's file, his biological mother.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kristian Ayre ...
Matt 'Spider' Strilecki
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Jules Daniels
Andreas Apergis ...
Hayes
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Jessica
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Trish
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Jay Torpy
Derek Eyamie ...
Paul Steiner
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Kid #2
Giancarlo Calta Bianco ...
Cruiser
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Tough Guy #1
Frank Crudele ...
Detective Muril
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Officer #1
Norris Domingue ...
Strings
Alan Fawcett ...
Store Manager
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Female Officer
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Thanks to a tip from teenager Matt, who survives on the streets as a graffiti artist, policeman Ray is able to arrest Sergei, a diamond smuggler. In return, Matt gets Jules Daniels's file, his biological mother.

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Many teenagers run away from home...Matt is running to a home - and away from being killed.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Claudia Christian and Kristian Ayre play mother and son even though in real life, she is only 12 years older than him. See more »

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Jules Daniels: Why did you come here?
Matt "Spider" Strilecki: 'Cause I had to find out. Why didn't you want me?
Jules Daniels: Stop that. It doesn't matter.
Matt "Spider" Strilecki: Tell me!
Jules Daniels: I was young, it was a mistake!
Matt "Spider" Strilecki: So I'm a mistake. I've been waiting for my whole life to meet my real mom. And now you're telling me I'm a mistake?!?
Jules Daniels: I was your age when I had you - my parents forced me to give you away. Matt, I'm sorry!
Matt "Spider" Strilecki: Sorry doesn't cut it.
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Quite a surprise
22 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I watched this on cable and was pleasantly surprised by it. It tells the story of a young street-wise kid who finally gets off the street and goes to look for his mom, who he suspects is still living and might want to reunite with her son. On top of that, he witnessed a murder committed by a police officer, and that added an extra impetus. It was a surprise when he finally shaved, cut his hair and changed his clothes - the transformation is amazing. When he finally meets his mom, he uses his money to commission a self-portrait by her without revealing his identity, while he befriends a girl who knows about his staying overnight in a department store because he doesn't have money for rent. The things he does to prevent detection is ingenious, and the events that follow to the reuniting of the family and the capture of the corrupt officials is fun and captivating most of the time. Even though I've never heard of him before this, Kristian Ayre is a fine actor and shows this in this movie.


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