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Kids (1995)

Unrated | | Drama | 1 September 1995 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Larry Clark

Writers:

Harmony Korine, Larry Clark (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Telly
Sarah Henderson Sarah Henderson ... Girl #1
Justin Pierce ... Casper
Joseph Chan Joseph Chan ... Deli Owner
Johnathan Staci Kim Johnathan Staci Kim ... Korean Guy (as Johnathan S. Kim)
Adriane Brown Adriane Brown ... Little Girl
Sajan Bhagat Sajan Bhagat ... Paul
Billy Valdes Billy Valdes ... Stanly
Billy Waldeman Billy Waldeman ... Zack
Javier Nunez Javier Nunez ... Javier
Luis Núñez Luis Núñez ... Luis (as Luis Nunez)
Christian Bruna Christian Bruna ... Christian
Alex Glen Alex Glen ... Alex
Chloë Sevigny ... Jennie (as Chloe Sevigny)
Rosario Dawson ... Ruby
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Storyline

Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teen-agers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted. Written by Allison L. Venezio <YankeeSNL01@aol.com>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

"Natural One" was a surprise hit by the band Folk Implosion from the Kids soundtrack, reaching #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The song is not featured in the film but is part of the soundtrack alongside additional instrumental tracks by Folk Implosion that plays during the film. Folk Implosion was a side project of Lou Barlow, better known for playing in bands Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh. See more »

Goofs

When Jennie and Ruby are talking while waiting in the clinic for their test results, Ruby's lips do not match the audio in one of the shots. See more »

Quotes

The Taxi Driver: You look like the prom queen. I dated the prom queen when I was your age. She was the first girl I stuck my tongue in.
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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." See more »

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. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Zoolander (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Listen Up
Written by E Rule / Roy Ayers
Performed by E Rule
Courtesy of Pallas Records
Published by Sallap Music (BMI)/Warner Chappell Music/Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Inc.
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Horrifyingly compelling portrayal of troubled NYC adolescence
18 March 2019 | by pere-25366See all my reviews

Kids (1995) is a day-in-the-life portrayal of troubled teens in New York, most of which is centered around the kids partying, drinking, smoking, doing drugs and having (or talking about) sex. The story feels incredibly authentic, almost like we're witnessing a documentary rather than a crafted story. The films packs a lot of punch in its rawness of the events shown and the dialogue is so natural that the kids probably remind you of someone you've known in your day. Horrifyingly compelling with some beautiful imagery to boot, Kids is both incredible filmmaking and storytelling.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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