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Where the Day Takes You (1992)

King is a young man, but he's already a veteran of life on the streets of Los Angeles. The leader of a group of runaways, King acts as a mentor to troubled kids such as gay hustler Little J and junkie Greg.

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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

Featured in Slingshot (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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Gritty and touching film about homeless youth in Hollywood,CA
26 December 2004 | by filmbuff1974See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$190,961, 13 September 1992

Gross USA:

$390,152

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$390,152
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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