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Where the Day Takes You ()


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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... See more »

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The Interviewer
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King
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Rock Singer
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Greg
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Little J
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Manny
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Crasher (as James LeGros)
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Brenda
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Heather
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Tommy Ray
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Ted
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Vikki
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Officer Black
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Officer Landers
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Kimmy
Debbie James ...
Mrs. Burtis
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Rob
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Mr. Burtis
Ken Kerman ...
Older Cop
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Charles
Cynthia Szigeti ...
Counselor
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Teen
Dennis Phun ...
Korean Man
Michael Maguire ...
Cop #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aaron Atinsky ...
Rehab Participant (uncredited)
Cheryl Chambers ...
Bag Lady (uncredited)
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Blue, Runaway Teen (uncredited)
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Social Worker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marc Rocco ... (directed by)

Written by

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Michael Hitchcock ... (written by) &
Kurt Voss ... (written by) &
Marc Rocco ... (written by)

Produced by

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Lisa M. Hansen ... executive producer
Paul Hertzberg ... producer (produced by)
Catalaine Knell ... co-producer
Guy J. Louthan ... line producer
Donald C. McKeon ... co-executive producer
Philip McKeon ... co-producer
Marc Rocco ... executive producer

Music by

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Mark Morgan ... (original score)

Cinematography by

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King Baggot ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Russell Livingstone

Editorial Department

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Terry Doering ... second assistant editor
David Rennie ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Mary Jo Slater

Production Design by

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Kirk M. Petruccelli

Set Decoration by

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Greg J. Grande

Costume Design by

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Michael Fitzpatrick

Makeup Department

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Stacey Morris ... personal groomer to Will Smith
Angela Nogaro ... makeup artist
Michael White ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Linda A. Borgeson ... executive in charge of production
Robert G. Magaudda ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Scott Javine ... first assistant director
Philip McKeon ... second assistant director

Art Department

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P. Scott Bailey ... set dresser
Kimberly Cossette ... set dresser (as Kim Cossette)
Sergius Nafa ... muralist (as Serge Nofield)
David C. Potter ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Barney Cabral ... supervising sound editor
Kelly Cabral ... sound editor
Tom Caton ... boom operator
Patrick Cyccone Jr. ... re-recording mixer
William Fiege ... sound mixer
Bill Rojas ... sound consultant
Dean St. John ... adr recordist / foley recordist
Ed White ... sound mixer

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Kevin McCarthy ... special effects (as Kevin Francis 'Boomer' McCarthy)

Stunts

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John Ashker ... stunt double: James LeGros / stunts
Rick Barker ... stunts
Dan Blom ... stunts
Clay Boss ... stunts
Bunny Blue Boyle ... stunts
Dan Bradley ... stunts
Debbie Evans ... stunts
Brett A. Jones ... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Randy Lamb ... stunts
Ray Lykins ... stunts
Dermot Mulroney ... stunts
Anthony G. Schmidt ... stunts
Erik Stabenau ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Craig Greene ... gaffer
Gino Mifsud ... still photographer
Gary Molyneux ... rigging grip
Louis Niemeyer ... first assistant camera
George Palmer ... key grip
Nick W. Pastrano ... grip
Simon Scheeline ... grip
Randy G. Singer ... best boy electric
Rich Sutherland ... best boy grip (as Rick Sutherland)
Robert Dog Thomas ... dolly grip
Rick Tiedeman ... steadicam operator

Casting Department

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Jan Glaser ... casting associate
Ann Ross ... extras casting
David Sherry ... casting assistant
Timothy W. White ... extras casting
Wendy Wassall-Engalla ... casting associate (uncredited)

Location Management

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Stevie Nelson ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Derek Alpert ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Gary Edelman ... production driver
Dave Garber ... driver: insert car (as David Garber)

Other crew

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Jeff Ballard ... publicist
Joey Dedio ... technical advisor
Bob Landau ... assistant production coordinator
Robert G. Magaudda ... production accountant
Scott Mathews ... production assistant
Susan V. McConnell ... production coordinator
Chris Quilty ... production assistant
Renée Rosenfeld ... script supervisor (as Renee Rosenfeld)
Jeff Sparks ... production assistant
Dana Kristen Vahle ... helicopter pilot (as Dirk Vahle)
Sam Montiforte ... post-production accountant (uncredited)

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Catherine Keener ... special thanks
Jennifer Rocco ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines No parents. No rules. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Break Out (France)
  • Straßenkinder (Germany)
  • Donde te lleve el día (Spain)
  • A Lei de Cada Dia (Portugal)
  • O noua zi (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 105 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Will Smith's film debut. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Sneakers/Where the Day Takes You/Husbands and Wives/Wind/Swoon (1992). See more »
Soundtracks For What It's Worth 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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