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Where the Day Takes You (1991)

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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... The Interviewer
... King
... Rock Singer
... Greg
... Little J
... Manny
... Crasher (as James LeGros)
... Brenda
... Heather
... Tommy Ray
... Ted
... Vikki
... Officer Black
... Officer Landers
... Kimmy
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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

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No parents. No rules.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for drug use, language and violence | See all certifications »
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11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lei de Cada Dia  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$390,152
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1.85 : 1
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Will Smith's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Little J: You've got the rest of your life to be an asshole. Why don't you take tonight off?
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References Laverne & Shirley (1976) See more »

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No Surfing in Hell
Written by The Disciples
Courtesy of Jason Sacks
Produced by John Cornett & Jason Sacks
Doc Productions, Topanga Canyon, CA
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Gritty and touching film about homeless youth in Hollywood,CA
26 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

"Where The Day Takes You" is about the homeless youth who come from all over the country to escape their dysfunctional families to live on the streets of Hollywood.It is here that this youth form surrogate families with other homeless youth.

This film chronicles one such family of homeless youth headed by King who is the father figure.A violent confrontation with another homeless leader turns for the worse and King finds himself desperately trying to keep his family together while avoiding the law.

The movie is surprisingly honest about dangers of living on the street and yet portrays the real sense of community that this homeless youth shares with each other.

My only issue with this film was perhaps the Melissa Etheridge music which distracted me.It got more tolerable with repeated viewings of this film but to be fair I am not much of a Melissa Etheridge fan.

If you like movies about Hollywood or films featuring young attractive actors playing disaffected youth then I would suggest this film.


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