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Come on Children (1973)

Ten teenagers journey down a path to self-discovery as they adjust to life on a farm in this examination of the stress and alienation of adolescence.

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Allan King
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alan Dunikowsky Alan Dunikowsky ... Himself
Ken Gibbs Ken Gibbs ... Himself
John Hamilton John Hamilton ... Himself
Jane Harrison Jane Harrison ... Herself
Lesley Henry Lesley Henry ... Herself
Alex Lifeson ... Himself (as Alex Zivojinovich)
JoAnne Lye JoAnne Lye ... Herself
Noreen McCallum Noreen McCallum ... Herself
Richard McMullen Richard McMullen ... Himself
Sharon Wall Sharon Wall ... Herself
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Ten teenagers journey down a path to self-discovery as they adjust to life on a farm in this examination of the stress and alienation of adolescence.

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Country:

Canada

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English

Release Date:

21 March 1973 (Canada) See more »

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Budget:

CAD 218,000 (estimated)
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Allan King Associates See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Featuring a 19 year old Alex Lifeson, listed as Alex Zivojinovich, guitarist for Canadian trio, Rush. See more »

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Come on Children (1973)
10 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

After interviewing hundreds of teenagers whose main frustration was being under the thumb of adult supervision, King sequesters five boys and five girls away in a farmhouse to do as they will. What unfolds is pretty much what you'd expect. They hang out, do drugs, hang out, play music (especially Alex, who would later become part of the megapopular and megaboring prog band Rush), hang out, hook up, and hang out. Those hoping for "Real World" style fireworks will be disappointed... the most dramatic it ever gets is some mild bickering about kitchen chores. There are a few interesting scenes, for example John talking about his former speed use, or a visit from the families where Alex's parents ironically fret over his future. But for the most part, it's pretty mundane fare with only a couple of standout personalities. If there's a message to this, it's that when kids are left to their own devices they'll probably do a decent job taking care of themselves (as long as someone else is footing the bill) but that's about it.


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