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Urchin (2007)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 26 June 2007 (USA)
In a tunnel deep under Manhattan, the Old Man rules the citizens of Scum-City. He swears to lead them to a paradise within the hollow earth once he finds five noble souls; but until then ... See full summary »


John Harlacher


John Harlacher




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Montoya Sebastian Montoya ... The Kid
Rick Poli Rick Poli ... Goliath
Larry Swansen Larry Swansen ... The Old Man
Gates Leonard Gates Leonard ... Julia (as Gates Lauren Leonard)
Donald Silva Donald Silva ... The Father
Norm Golden ... Dr. Ken
Krista Watterworth ... Ken's Wife Elena
Barbara King ... Angela Who Knits
Jack R. Marks Jack R. Marks ... Dock Master Joe
Jennifer Boutell Jennifer Boutell ... Tom's Wife Dana
Doug McKrell Doug McKrell ... Johnny Appleseed (as Douglas MacKrell)
Will Brunson ... Sweeny
Rudy Costa Rudy Costa ... Filthy
Jennifer Jurek Jennifer Jurek ... Odessa
Jesus Martinez Jesus Martinez ... Zed or Kirby


In a tunnel deep under Manhattan, the Old Man rules the citizens of Scum-City. He swears to lead them to a paradise within the hollow earth once he finds five noble souls; but until then his followers must steal and deal to support him. A terminally ill hunchback named Goliath, crazed by his approaching death, decides to find the five noble souls and present them to the Old Man;by beheading New Yorkers he deems worthy of the honor. Meanwhile, another Scum-City dweller known as The Kid tries to do the Old Man's bidding, tangling with deadly gangsters and eccentric drug dealers-even though The Kid is only nine and his main weapon is a water pistol filled with acid. As both Goliath and The Kid pursue paths they believe will lead to paradise, they rob, kill;and inevitably confront each other in a grand showdown. Written by Roast Muffin

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When The Kid carries Julia and the bag across the street near the end of the movie, he is no longer limping - he walks normally. In the previous scene, Julia was walking and he was holding her hand; he was limping along, dragging the bag along the ground one step at a time. The next time we see him walking, he is limping again. See more »

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Strokes of genius
30 June 2007 | by eyalsunSee all my reviews

The mainstream movie critics are, in my opinion, well off the mark. This is a brilliant theater of the absurd and it involves brilliant performances by Larry Swansen as the Old Man (the melodic tone of his voice is quite something) and Rick Poli as Goliath (with the lyricism of a highly limited vocabulary), as well as the unassuming Sebastian Montoya as The Kid. The other actors are great, too. They are aided, in no small part, by a thoughtful and poetic screenplay.

Some of the effects, as well, are well-thought out despite the clandestine appearance and feel of the movie, one which initially resembled the type I usually find too sophomoric and tiresome here, somehow, works so well.

As an aside, the whole illegal subway filming, that struck me an hyperbole and initially turned me off of the film (I viewed it as a gimmick); so, if you are like myself in that regard, just ignore that aspect (it plays no role in the movie itself, that I could see, a least).

Highly recommended without reservations as an original, and often, outright masterful.

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26 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA


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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,475, 18 February 2007
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1.85 : 1
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