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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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We stumbled into an amazing world...
18 February 2007 | by bugmenot697See all my reviews

So I was doing the Saturday crossword puzzle in the NY Times. Another boring day, then I saw this little review on the top of the page. The reviewer Neil Genslinger spoke poorly of a movie that he said was shot illegally in the subways and sewers of New York. He said the film was unnecessary -- I was sold. I went online and bought out tickets and we found ourselves at the world premiere of this fantastic little gem, at a small little Lower East Side theater rubbing elbows with a couple of reviewer, some cast and crew, and other neighborhood denizens. It was at times creepy, frightening, funny, and moving. Everyone, but an older British gentleman left with a big smile on their face.

The above reviewer did a good job of summarizing the plot. But spoke nothing of the cool and unexpected effects, art direction, stirring performances, and rich soundtrack. Not to mention a gritty back alley tour of my New York. There was also a old school cartoon credit sequence that my girlfriend didn't have to hide her eyes from, not like the scary bits.

We look forward to adding this film to our collection.

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Release Date:

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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