Little Fugitive

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 20 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Feature-Length Commentary by Director Morris Engel
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Shorts:
      1. MORRIS ENGEL: THE INDEPENDENT (Mary Engel, 2008)
      2. RUTH ORKIN: FRAMES OF LIFE (Mary Engel, 1995)
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Image Gallery

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 07/11/1997
"...The movie's ace is journalistic camera work that beautifully captures a specific time and place..."

Product Description:

When a seven-year-old Brooklyn boy's older brother tricks him into thinking the tyke has killed him, the youngster takes what money he can find and hightails it to Coney Island. While his brother searches for him, the scared runaway encounters all manner of adventures among the summer throngs. A pioneering independent dramedy from writer-producer-director Morris Engel, LITTLE FUGITIVE won the Silver Lion Award at the 1953 Venice Film Festival. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.

Description by Kino on Video:

Widely regarded as one of the most influential and enjoyable films of the American independent cinema, Little Fugitive is an utterly charming fable that poetically captures the joys and wonders of childhood.
When a seven-year-old boy (Richie Andrusco) is tricked into believing he killed his older brother, he gathers his meager possessions and flees to New York's nether wonderland: Coney Island. Upon and beneath the crowded boardwalk, Joey experiences a day and night filled with adventures and mysteries, resulting in a film that is refreshingly spontaneous and thoroughly delightful.
Hailed by critics as a groundbreaking cinematic feat, Little Fugitive won the Silver Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, played in nearly 5,000 theaters in the U.S., and is now recognized as a classic of American independent film.

Plot Synopsis:

When a seven-year-old Brooklyn boy's older brother tricks him into thinking the tyke has killed him, the youngster takes what money he can find and hightails it to Coney Island. While his brother searches for him, the scared runaway encounters all manner of adventures among the summer throngs. A pioneering independent dramedy from writer-producer-director Morris Engel. "Little Fugitive" won the Silver Lion Award at the 1953 Venice Film Festival. Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.

Plot Keywords:

Children | Family Interaction | Kids Adventure | Nostalgic | On-The-Run | Recommended | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • THE LITTLE FUGITIVE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997.

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  • Sales Rank: 108,587
  • UPC: 738329063825
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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