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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 »

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

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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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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

Will Smith's film debut. See more »

Quotes

King: It's 98.6 over here baby.
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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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Excellent!!!
3 September 2002 | by kellieknightSee all my reviews

Rocco took an amazing group of actors and made a beautiful piece that not only refrained from glamourising and sugar-coating life on the streets, but kept a low-key tone to the show rather than play up the idea of a movie with some of Hollywood's best young actors in it. It presents a real issue in a very real way, and was also a movie you were drawn into, rather than taking on a news broadcast tone. The characters are likable with all their flaws, and you find yourself crying with them at points. The downside to this movie is that it is one of those indy films that few will sit down and watch. Luckily those who do will not be disappointed.


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