Kids (1995)

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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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15 January 2012 | peckham-angela
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| The Grandaddy of Dark and Real
This is not a super super film, but it stays with you, which was sort of the point - especially if you saw it at the time it was released, before the onslaught of "dark" teen movies over the decade following. This was the granddaddy of the genre and remains one of the darkest and grittiest of them all, in both subject and style. Perhaps in part because the subjects were an urban group of kids, rather than the angsty suburban set we've grown accustomed to seeing, there is a rare and truthful ferocity to the characterizations. The emotive mechanism isn't their redemption as mere children, but their total fallibility as young adults. Though obviously this represents a small sample of teenagers in the united states, it will make you think twice about how much earlier we seem to lose our childhood these days. Great ensemble cast with very believable performances. Its attempt to approximate the reality of a documentary is a unique success. In addition to stong dialogue and direction, credit should be given to the cast for that; obviously, chloe sevigny was a standout here. A really important subject for its time and a very credible portrayal.

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Trivia

Justin Pierce, who portrayed Casper, broke his wrist in a fight with a club bouncer during production. During the night pool scene he is seen holding his broken wrist above his head to limit the pain as he could not get a cast put on it until after filming.


Quotes

Kim: So this is your new girl, huh?
Telly: I hope so. For now.
Kim: You like 'em kinda young, right? Babies?
Telly: I like 'em new. Not like you.


Goofs

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


Crazy Credits

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."


Alternate Versions

For the UK cinema version 59 secs was cut by the BBFC to remove shots of young Nick's chest being kissed by an equally young girl and images of a sleeping child during the scene where Casper rapes Jennie, as this footage contravenes the Protection Of Children Act. In August '99 the British Board of Film Classification awarded the film an 18 certificate for video distribution, but with 51 seconds of cuts. The same footage was removed and the scenes re-edited to avoid shots of the child, and this same version was later issued on DVD.


Soundtracks

Casper
Written by
Daniel Johnston
Performed by Daniel Johnston
Courtesy of Homestead Records
Published by Bug Music, Inc. obo Eternal Yip Eye Music (BMI)

Details

Release Date:

1 September 1995

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

New York, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,709 23 July 1995

Gross USA:

$7,412,216

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,412,216

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