A teenage boy, abandoned by his mother, hides in New York's subway system, where he must struggle to survive in the harsh world of the homeless.

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Ralph Colby (as Charles Dutton)
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Charlene 'Charlie'
Gavin Allen ...
Aremis Slake
Kevin Artis ...
Joseph
Akili Prince ...
Gang Boy #1
Manuel Feliciano ...
Gang Boy #2
Dwayne McClary ...
Gang Boy #3
Kim Staunton ...
Miss Hartley
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Aunt Anna Mae
Sullivan Walker ...
K.C.
Wanakee Legardy ...
Glove Lady
William Lucas ...
Drug Pusher
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Companion
Jeff Ward ...
Police Officer #1
Tom Kubiak ...
Police Officer #2
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After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York. Written by Phil Boroff

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4 February 1989 (USA)  »

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Wonderworks: Runaway  »

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Joseph: Ice cream.
Aremis Slake: How much is ice cream?
Charlene 'Charlie': 75 cents for a cone.
[Joseph holds up dollar bill and smiles]
Charlene 'Charlie': Alright. What flavor?
Joseph: Chocolate.
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7.5
29 January 2003 | by (Manassas) – See all my reviews

I saw this in our health class... it was pretty good but not that realistic, I mean what kid could survive living in the subway for how long he did? But it was good, and it showed not everyone in New York was mean and cruel and unkind like some people would say, I liked it, I'll give it a 7.5


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