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Prison for Children (1987)

Sentenced to incarceration until 21, a boy plans his desperate escape.

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Larry Peerce
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raphael Sbarge ... John Parsons
Kenneth Ransom ... Thomas Holmes
Jonathan Chapin ... Chaser
Gordie Wright Gordie Wright ... Tyrone
Josh Brolin
James T. Callahan ... Mr. Platt
Betty Thomas ... Angela Brannon
John Ritter ... David Royce
Thomas R. Zak Thomas R. Zak
William Bryant ... (as Bill Bryant)
Jamie Horton
Aaron Makinen Aaron Makinen
Robert Anderson Robert Anderson
Brad Arkin Brad Arkin
Tom Becker Tom Becker
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Sentenced to incarceration until 21, a boy plans his desperate escape.

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prison | youth | See All (2) »

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They took his freedom. They stole his innocence. But they couldn't break his spirit.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prisão para Crianças See more »

Filming Locations:

Colorado, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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David Royce: You know how many boys in this place have never been convicted of a serious crime?
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Sad Sob Story
15 December 2004 | by Lupus1See all my reviews

Moving story about boys, who didn't do anything wrong from their point of view, are trying to break out of prison where they're supposed to stay until they reach the age of 21! WOW! Life imprisonment even before actual life has begun? Yes, it seems to exist. Later on in the move a somewhat slow (or autistic) older boy is incarcerated as well... But the last one won't make it outside. It is heartbreaking to see a young boy longing for freedom so bad can't make the breakout...even though he's convinced he didn't do anything wrong! He's even being punished harder than when he came in... My sympathy went out to the boy who was left behind...

This movie toys with your emotions! If you can keep your eyes dry with this TV flick, you'd have the personality of a fridge!


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