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Where the Day Takes You (1992)

A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc Rocco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura San Giacomo ... The Interviewer
Dermot Mulroney ... King
Robert Knepper ... Rock Singer
Sean Astin ... Greg
Balthazar Getty ... Little J
Will Smith ... Manny
James Le Gros ... Crasher (as James LeGros)
Ricki Lake ... Brenda
Lara Flynn Boyle ... Heather
Peter Dobson ... Tommy Ray
Kyle MacLachlan ... Ted
Nancy McKeon ... Vikki
Adam Baldwin ... Officer Black
Rachel Ticotin ... Officer Landers
Alyssa Milano ... Kimmy
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Storyline

A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer this harsh life to going back to their families. Heather, somewhat older, provides some leadership and mothering to the kids. Written by Reid Gagle

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No parents. No rules.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Lei de Cada Dia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$390,152
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alyssa Milano initially auditioned for the role of Heather. Although she impressed the crew, they were reluctant to assign a former child star in the role. She was given a smaller role instead. See more »

Quotes

Heather: Brenda said that you killed your girlfriend.
King: Yeah, well Brenda says a lot of things. And I believe about... none of them.
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Connections

References Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Precious Pain
Written and Performed by Melissa Etheridge
From the Island Records album "Melissa Etheridge" 1988
Produced by Craig Krampf, Kevin McCormick, Melissa Etheridge and Niko Bolas
Published by MLE Music/Almo Music Corp.(ASCAP)
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Just a flat out great movie
5 February 2000 | by Castor-5See all my reviews

I pretty much rented this movie because the cast on the cover was rather impressive, and one of the people I work for told me it was really good. All I can say is, those people that raved about Kids have no idea what they are talking about, this is a much more realistic and true look at life on the street than Kids ever was. Small parts from Will Smith and Alyssa Milano (you won't recognize her till you see her name in the credits at the end) stand out strongly and Sean Astin gives a very good performance that is unlike most of the films you would see him in (Rudy for example). I really don't want to give away anything about the plot because I rented it not knowing hardly anything about it and I think that's the way it should be watched. This is just a flat out great movie.


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