PG-13 | | Drama
Frank Mazzola, who plays "Crunch" in the film, was an actual street gang member when he was a student at Hollywood High School. He was a member of a gang called "The Athenians." As such, he served as a technical advisor to director Nicholas Ray and coached other actors as to street gang attitudes and mannerisms.
First police officer:
Get up, get up. Mixed up in that beating on 12th street, huh?
Second police officer: No. Plain drunkenness.
When the kid with the gun is inside the building and officers are talking to him with a load speaker, soon after that we see that 2 other kids run into the building because the officers was not watching the scene. The main officer had his back to the main scene.
To receive a UK cinema certificate the film was extensively cut by the BBFC. The entire knife fight scene between Jim & Buzz was removed, and heavy edits were made to the chicken race scene, shots of Jim attempting to throttle his father, and the fight between Jim and probation officer Fremick. Although the distributors initially wanted an 'A' certificate they were told that further cuts would have to be made, so the above print was released as an 'X'. All later UK releases were fully uncut and since 1986 the film has been PG rated.
$116,668 23 September 2018