Unrated | | Drama
A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking and deflowering virgins.
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.
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.
When the crowd is attacking the man, Harold has his shirt on in one shot, but not in the next.
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."
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.
$85,709 23 July 1995