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The Nickel Children (2005)

Nickel Children is a narrative drama that takes the perspective of two runaways, Cat (Tamara Hope - Shall We Dance, The Deep End) and Nolan (Reiley McClendon - Pearl Harbor, The Kid) and ... See full summary »

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Glenn Klinker

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Eric Litra
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamara Hope ... Cat
Reiley McClendon ... Nolan
Jeremy Sisto ... The Doctor
Tom Sizemore ... Feedo
Marsha Thomason ... Beatrice
Mark Boone Junior ... The Driver
John Billingsley ... Wire Rimmed Man
Maeve Quinlan ... The Mother
Max Perlich ... The Bald Man
Talia-Lynn Prairie Talia-Lynn Prairie ... Young Cat
Hank Cheyne ... Angry Father
Shelly Desai ... Clerk
Roberta Hanley Roberta Hanley ... The Waitress
Chris Hanley ... The Cook
Ron Jeremy ... The Hand (as Ron Hyatt)
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Nickel Children is a narrative drama that takes the perspective of two runaways, Cat (Tamara Hope - Shall We Dance, The Deep End) and Nolan (Reiley McClendon - Pearl Harbor, The Kid) and reveals the harsh realities of life on the streets of Los Angeles. Relying only on their instincts and the fleeting kindness of strangers, Cat and Nolan navigate their way through a world infested with prostitution, drugs and violent predators. Every minute they remain on the streets, they fall deeper into a game of chance where they gamble with their lives. Cat and Nolan must devise a plan of escape before time finally runs out. Written by IvanWong

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A gritty story with great performances...
23 May 2005 | by scagzSee all my reviews

Child prostitution from the child's point of view unfolds as if it were a reality show.

Survival sex, psychological and physical abuse play out as just another day around the way. And there's not the usual boatload of back story to bog things down. Just a couple of kids who've ran away from a bad situation at home and stepped into a stinkier pile on the streets. Tamara Hope as Cat is engrossing and seductive. Reily Mclendon as her partner in crime and would-be suitor is refreshingly naive while simultaneously street savvy. And Tom Sizemore as their "landlord"delivers his usual on screen punch.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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