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Runaways (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 January 2004 (USA)
Runaways is Steve Moore's story. He's sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often ... See full summary »

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Marcus
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Runaways is Steve Moore's story. He's sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in emergency hospital visits, Cheryl's loyalty is to her boyfriend. To protect her relationship with John, she "ditches" her son, having him arrested and locked in a correctional "mental" facility, before coercing her older brother Burt, who lives in Hollywood, to take him. Steve quickly discovers that Burt cannot even provide temporary lodging, but an administrator at his new high school directs him to a shelter for runaway kids where he soon learns to navigate his way. At the shelter which offers only a two to three month respite from the streets, counselor Tony Perez tries to provide guidance to Steve and his roommates Mike and Andy. While encouraging them to try to reconcile with their parents, he insists that they ... Written by Alexandre Chorques <chorques@hotmail.com>

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Tony Perez: One step at a time.
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This movie is dedicated to all abused and troubled teens. May they have courage and strength in their struggle to overcome adversity and build a new life. See more »

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Though it is a very difficult task to capture all the issues around
26 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though it is a very difficult task to capture all the issues around runaways in the U.S., the film is able to clearly pinpoint important issues regarding runaway teens. It is done in a simplistic indie manner and, at the same time, it attempts to draw attention to this problem by providing a look at runaways in a realistic non-Hollywood style. I think that the quality of the story picks up overshadowing the unintended flaws due to the films' budgetary constraints. However, I applaud the theme and the importance of addressing the issue of runaway teens. Without a doubt, and excellent film to enjoy. A must see because of its quality and moral value. A+A+!!!!


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