In Paris, a young American who works as a Michael Jackson look-alike meets Marilyn Monroe, who invites him to her commune in Scotland, where she lives with Charlie Chaplin and her daughter, Shirley Temple.
Instead of adhering to the norms of their South Central neighborhood, a group of skater boys opt to bus into Hollywood and Beverly Hills, where they attract local rich girls - and plenty of... See full summary »
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>
Mia Kirshner was originally cast as Jennie. Chloë Sevigny, at that stage, had a minor role as one of the girls in the swimming pool, even though Harmony Korine said the character was inspired by her. And only a couple of days before production began, Sevigny was asked to take on the role of Jennie. Mia Kirshner, too, actually went on to achieve some level of success, however did not end up starring in the film. See more »
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 »
Virgins. I love 'em. No diseases, no loose as a goose pussy, no skank. No nothin. Just pure pleasure.
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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 »
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 »
Wrong Side of the Tracks
Written by Henry Anadon, R. Brown, W.E. Williams and T. Ray
Recorded by Artifacts
Courtesy of Big Beat Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Fossil/Relic Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. obo Itself and T-Ray Music (BMI) and used by permission of ATV Music/Ana-Ross Publishing Co.,
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"I Have No Legs...I Have No Plot...I Have No Likeable Characters...ching-ching-ching"
I hadn't watched this movie since it came out, over 5 years ago, but I was thinking today about the worst/most overrated movies I'd ever watched, and this one came to mind.
I remember at the time, when I was just in my second year of college, that I was getting into the heavy indie movie phase that everyone in college goes through. You'll see ANYthing that comes to the University theater.
Well, I had heard about KIDS well before it came to town. It was supposed to be this hardcore, hard hitting, realistic view of childhood in a big city with severe parental negligence. Everyone had said it was tremendous.
So, I happily went down the day it came to the 2nd run University indie theater and plunked down my $5.
I can say, quite honestly, that this was one of the most over-rated movies in the history of film. It was not just that it was a terrible movie that started nowhere and WENT nowhere, it had not ONE likeable character, and it was just plain stupid.
Whoa...kids using the word "f***"...what a stretch. How artistic. Give me a damn break.
*If you haven't seen it and don't want it spoiled, stop reading here.*
At the end, I don't know about you, but I was almost relieved that all the one-dimensional characters (everyone in the movie) weren't gonna make it. At least I could finally leave.
What an incredible waste of time.
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