Kids Movie Review 1995

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4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Very controversial docudrama about 24 hours in the lives of some aimless New York teenagers. The sullen Telly (Fitzpatrick) enjoys bragging about his skill in deflowering virgins but his promiscuity has lead Jennie (Sevigny) to test H.I.V. positive--something Telly is as yet unaware of. Telly'd rather hang around with best friend Casper (Pierce) anyway, out on the streets, being generally profane and obnoxious. Can either be regarded as a brutally realistic look at teen life today or a lot of fuss about nothing. Korine was 19 when he wrote the screenplay. The MPAA rated the film NC-17, after a protest the distributors chose to release it unrated.


CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL:, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 90 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Teen Angst, Docudrama, New York, New York, Sex & Sexuality, AIDS, Skateboarding
Harmony Korine
Jon Abrahams, Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloe Sevigny, Rosario Dawson, Sarah Henderson, Harold Hunter, Yakira Peguero, Joseph Knafelmacher
Eric Alan Edwards
Larry Clark
Louis Barlow
Larry Clark, Gus Van Sant, Patrick Panzarella, Michael Chambers, Shining Excalibur


Ind. Spirit 1996: Debut Perf. (Pierce).

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