A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking and deflowering virgins.

Director:

Larry Clark

Writers:

Harmony Korine, Larry Clark (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Telly
Sarah Henderson Sarah Henderson ... Girl #1
Justin Pierce ... Casper
Joseph Chan Joseph Chan ... Deli Owner
Johnathan Staci Kim Johnathan Staci Kim ... Korean Guy (as Johnathan S. Kim)
Adriane Brown Adriane Brown ... Little Girl
Sajan Bhagat Sajan Bhagat ... Paul
Billy Valdes Billy Valdes ... Stanly
Billy Waldeman Billy Waldeman ... Zack
Javier Nunez Javier Nunez ... Javier
Luis Núñez Luis Núñez ... Luis (as Luis Nunez)
Christian Bruna Christian Bruna ... Christian
Alex Glen Alex Glen ... Alex
Chloë Sevigny ... Jennie (as Chloe Sevigny)
Rosario Dawson ... Ruby
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Storyline

Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teen-agers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original Pioneer release of the DVD lists the running time as 102 minutes. This is a typo and the version of the movie on the DVD is the same 91 minute version as Trimark DVD. See more »

Goofs

When the kids hit the hoodlum with a skateboard, he turns his head as if being hit by it despite it not even being in the shot. See more »

Quotes

Casper: How did she smell? Did her puss stink?
Telly: Take a whiff.
[Telly holds up his fingers and Casper smells them]
Casper: Mmmmm. Butterscotch, yo. That's the best.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits it says: "The book 'KIDS' is available from Grove Press and contains photographs from the film, production stills and the original screenplay." and "A portion of the proceeds from this film will be donated to teen crisis organizations." See more »

Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema version 59 secs was cut by the BBFC to remove shots of young Nick's chest being kissed by an equally young girl and images of a sleeping child during the scene where Casper rapes Jennie, as this footage contravenes the Protection Of Children Act. In August '99 the British Board of Film Classification awarded the film an 18 certificate for video distribution, but with 51 seconds of cuts. The same footage was removed and the scenes re-edited to avoid shots of the child, and this same version was later issued on DVD. See more »

Connections

References What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mike D (as Michael Diamond) and Money Mark (as Mark Nishita)
Performed by Beastie Boys (as The Beastie Boys)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from CEMA Special Markets
Published by PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. and Brooklyn Dust Music
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A journey through the life of a messed up group of NYC kids.
5 September 2004 | by adam_casey33See all my reviews

This film struck me in the heart, it made me feel terrible after seeing it and any movie that can have a impact on me like that, I congragulate. The film is almost like a documentary of a group of kids in NYC. It probably isn't completely realistic but its believable. It is a frightening wake up call to America.

If you want to be moved watch this film. The acting is great for a group of rag-tag kids, they make the story really believable and passionate. I do believe that Larry Clark has a strage obsession with teenage nudity, in every film I've seen of his there has been tons of teenagers having sex, sometimes it spoils the film.

Overall the film is powerful and moving, watch it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kids See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,709, 23 July 1995

Gross USA:

$7,412,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,412,216
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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