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Kids (1995)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 September 1995 (USA)
A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

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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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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$7,417,210 (USA)
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After this movie, Leo Fitzpatrick decided he didn't like acting and quit. He took US$300, his skateboard, and some clothes and moved to Britain. After a three-year hiatus, Leo was convinced to come and make a follow-up to the film. See more »

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When the crowd is attacking the man, Harold has his shirt on in one shot, but not in the next. See more »

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Telly: When you're young, not much matters. When you find something that you care about, then that's all you got. When you go to sleep at night you dream of pussy. When you wake up it's the same thing. It's there in your face. You can't escape it. Sometimes when you're young the only place to go is inside. That's just it - fucking is what I love. Take that away from me and I really got nothing.
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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 »

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References Short Cuts (1993) See more »

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Daddy Never Understood
Written by Lou Barlow, John Davis, Bob Fay and Mark Peretta
Performed by Deluxx Folk Implosion
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One of the Most Powerful and True Films
12 February 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Larry Clark has created a true masterpiece of its time. Kids is an insightful, poignant and harrowing depiction of the life of angst ridden teens in New York City. There's Tully, the smooth talking, de-flowering (and HIV positive) teen, Casper, the cool, hyped up and not all there teen, and Jennie, the girl who is full of depression and anger for the de-flower man. The film doesn't have much of a direct screenplay (mostly dialogue you would hear while around friends) which is good for the type of movie being made here. The film gains much controversy by stating whether its true to life, or just a mindless depiction of what could happen in the city. You could decide that for yourself, but for me, I think this film has more truth, heart and drama (including great dramatic acting and scenes) that most films I've ever seen.


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