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The Nickel Children (2005)

 |  Drama  |  5 April 2005 (USA)
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Nickel Children is a narrative drama that takes the perspective of two runaways, Cat (Tamara Hope: Shall We Dance, The Deep End) and Nola Reiley McClendon: Perl Harbor, The Kid) and reveals... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Doctor
The Driver
Wire Rimmed Man
The Mother
The Bald Man
Talia-Lynn Prairie ...
Young Cat
Angry Father
Roberta Hanley ...
The Waitress
The Cook
The Hand (as Ron Hyatt)


Nickel Children is a narrative drama that takes the perspective of two runaways, Cat (Tamara Hope: Shall We Dance, The Deep End) and Nola Reiley McClendon: Perl Harbor, The Kid) and reveals the harsh realities of life on the streets of Los Angeles. Relying only on their instincts and the fleeting kindness of strangers, Cat and Nolan navigate their way through a world infested with prostitution, drugs, and violent predators. Every minute they remain on the streets, they fall deeper into a game of chance where they gamble with their lives. Cat and Nolan must devise a plan of escape before time finally runs out. Written by IvanWong

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A gritty story with great performances...
23 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Child prostitution from the child's point of view unfolds as if it were a reality show.

Survival sex, psychological and physical abuse play out as just another day around the way. And there's not the usual boatload of back story to bog things down. Just a couple of kids who've ran away from a bad situation at home and stepped into a stinkier pile on the streets. Tamara Hope as Cat is engrossing and seductive. Reily Mclendon as her partner in crime and would-be suitor is refreshingly naive while simultaneously street savvy. And Tom Sizemore as their "landlord"delivers his usual on screen punch.

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