At the bottom of the depression, Tom's mother has been out of work for months when Ed's father loses his job. Not to burden their parents, the two high school sophomore's decide to hop the freights and look for work. Wherever they go, there are many other kids just like them, so Tom, Ed and now Sally stick together. They camp in places like 'Sewer City' as long as they can until the local authorities run them off. They travel all over the mid west and when they get to New York, Ed thinks that they may finally find work.
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Girls living like boys! Boys living like savages!
Did You Know?
In the original story both Sally and her aunt were prostitutes, and Sally hanged herself after being ravaged by the brakeman, who was thrown to his death by the boys after trying him in a kangaroo court. See more
Noticably slimmer stunt man for Tommy as he hits his head on the RR sign post and falls on the tracks. See more
Edward 'Eddie' Smith
Go ahead! Put me in a cell. Lock me up! I'm sick of being hungry and cold. Sick of freight trains. Jail can't be any worse than the street. So give it to me!
Featured in American Grindhouse
In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town
Music by John Siras
and Jack Little
Played when the kids scheme their way into the school dance See more