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21 March 1973 (Canada) See more »
Ten teenagers journey down a path to self-discovery as they adjust to life on a farm in this examination of the stress and alienation of adolescence. | Full synopsis »
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Alan Dunikowsky ... Himself
Ken Gibbs ... Himself
John Hamilton ... Himself
Jane Harrison ... Herself
Lesley Henry ... Herself
Alex Lifeson ... Himself (as Alex Zivojinovich)
JoAnne Lye ... Herself
Noreen McCallum ... Herself
Richard McMullen ... Himself
Sharon Wall ... Herself

Directed by
Allan King 
Produced by
Allan King .... producer
Richard Leiterman .... associate producer
Cinematography by
William Brayne 
Film Editing by
Arla Saare 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phyllis Bassett .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Brian Avery .... sound recordist
Paul Coombe .... sound re-recording mixer
Editorial Department
David Scott .... second editor

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Featuring a 17 year old Alex Lifeson, listed as Alex Zivojinovich, guitarist for Canadian trio, Rush.See more »


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2 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Come on Children (1973), 10 January 2012
Author: Martin Teller from Portland OR

After interviewing hundreds of teenagers whose main frustration was being under the thumb of adult supervision, King sequesters five boys and five girls away in a farmhouse to do as they will. What unfolds is pretty much what you'd expect. They hang out, do drugs, hang out, play music (especially Alex, who would later become part of the megapopular and megaboring prog band Rush), hang out, hook up, and hang out. Those hoping for "Real World" style fireworks will be disappointed... the most dramatic it ever gets is some mild bickering about kitchen chores. There are a few interesting scenes, for example John talking about his former speed use, or a visit from the families where Alex's parents ironically fret over his future. But for the most part, it's pretty mundane fare with only a couple of standout personalities. If there's a message to this, it's that when kids are left to their own devices they'll probably do a decent job taking care of themselves (as long as someone else is footing the bill) but that's about it.

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