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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4 September 2002 | brandonsites1981
* * * out of 4.
At first this just may seem like a pointless slice of 24 hours in a teenager's life, but upon closer viewing it's points become very clear. The sex scenes are rather drawn out and some of the situations are very disturbing and very graphic, but there really is kids like this in real life. Film manages to make important statements about safe sex or avoiding sex all together, rape, and parental involvement. It's raw and it's shockingly realistic in it's treatment. A very important film.

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Trivia

The film was given an NC-17 rating in the United States, which caused controversy at Miramax Films, whose parent company is The Walt Disney Company. Disney forbids the release of films rated NC-17. Alarmed by this, Miramax heads Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein came up with a simple solution: they made a one-off independent distribution company, Shining Excalibur Pictures, which handled the films distribution. (The film was later released in the United States without a rating.) A similar situation happened with the Weinsteins for the release of the film Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004).


Quotes

Casper: Now get in my way, BITCH!


Goofs

When the crowd of kids is beating up the hoodlum in Washington Square Park, they can clearly be seen kicking air.


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

I'm the One
Written by
Alan Gorrie, Onnie McIntyre (as Owen McIntyre), Roger Ball,
Malcolm Duncan, Hamish Stuart and Steve Ferrone
Performed by Average White Band
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
Published by Bug Music, Inc. obo Average Music (ASCAP), Franam Publishing Administration obo Joe's Songs (ASCAP)

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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