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Kids (1995)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 September 1995 (USA)
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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

Writer:

Harmony Korine
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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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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)

Gross USA:

$7,417,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The end credits state that "a portion of the proceeds from this film will be donated to teen crisis organizations." See more »

Goofs

When the crowd of kids is beating up the hoodlum in Washington Square Park, they can clearly be seen kicking air. See more »

Quotes

Jennie: What if you can't make yourself happy?
The Taxi Driver: Then I don't know. You know what you do then you forget, you block it out... If you want to be happy don't think... if you stutter don't talk.
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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 sex scene between Casper and 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 Short Cuts (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Word Is Bond
Written by Alan Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen McIntyre), Roger Ball,
Malcolm Duncan, Hamish Stuart, Steve Ferrone, Lord Jamar (as L. Dechalus) and Sadat X (as D. Murphy)
Performed by Brand Nubian
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Bug Music, Inc. obo Average Music (ASCAP), Franam Publishing Administration obo Joe's Songs (ASCAP) and Def Jam
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It does happen...
17 April 2010 | by marcoribeiroSee all my reviews

When I saw this movie I was 13 years old, and back then I manage to understand the message that the movie was trying to send.

Sometimes it doesn't have to be a "why" or a "how" for people get in this kinda life, you just have to grow up in the middle of it...

This movie is all about life, the feeling of emptiness you get near the end credits, and you start to think how did the world become so messed up.

Maybe nowadays kids are much more informed and have different perspective of the real world, back in 95 I dint have a clue, and Kids kinda open my eyes a bit...


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