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Kidulthood (2006)

A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Femi Oyeniran ...
Madeleine Fairley ...
Rebecca Martin ...
Adem Bayram ...
Stephanie Di Rubbo ...
Shaneek (as Stefanie Di Rubbo)
Queen Kate Ajike ...
Carleen (as Kate-Line Okoro)
Medhavi Patel ...


A day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

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Before adulthood comes...


Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, violent content, sexual material, drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 March 2006 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Juventude Rebelde  »


Box Office


£600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£100,056 (United Kingdom), 5 March 2006, Limited Release
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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When Trife and Jay are playing on the PlayStation, a collection of WWE Wrestlemania DVDs can be seen on his shelf. See more »


The knife Trevor used to cut a C on Curtis's buyer's cheek should've taken a lot longer to cut than it did. See more »


Taxi Driver: Nine pounds twenty, please.
Moony: You what, mate? I got passed by five black cabs today.
Taxi Driver: Well it ain't my fault.
Moony: Just cause I'm black. Ain't it ironic, though? Black cabs don't take black man.
Taxi Driver: So what's your point?
Moony: My point is that it becomes a vicious circle.
Taxi Driver: What does that mean?
Moony: It means...
[runs away]
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Referenced in Bad Education: Sex Education (2012) See more »


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Written by Mike Skinner
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A frighteningly depressing London life for teenagers
7 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

A bold and brave film, that never pulls any punches. A group of teenagers living very negative lives see the suicide, due to bullying of a school friend and the schools closure as an excuse for a day out the streets. Some of the characters are implicit in her fate, but refuse to see their culpability. Utterly selfish and shallow, many may think that these kids deserve nothing from society they abuse at every turn. Its adults who despise and are frightened by them are mere counterpoints throughout the film. An English version of KIDS but without the horrible voyeurism?? Do these kids deserve better from society? Do they a represent a threat to society itself? These kids may be horribly violent, disrespectful, but are incredibly believable. They cannot see outside the confined personal friendships and conflicts, but we are left with a genuine sense of loss and despair at the end of the film. A remarkable and striking British film

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