- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 13, 2009
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Starz / Anchor Bay
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Lara Flynn Boyle &
James Le Gros,
Nancy McKeon &
New York Times - 09/11/1992
"...Rocco's name can be added to the list of formidable new talent..."
USA Today - 09/11/1992
"...[Mulroney gives] a rock-solid performance..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/11/1992
"...The movie is effective, well-acted and convincing..."
Stripped of sentimentality, this film visits homeless teens and young adults who survive on the margins of society. Living by begging, theft and prostitution, this loose-knit community forms an extended family. King (Dermot Mulroney) is the unofficial patriarch looking after the motley crew of addicts and runaways. He especially works hard to keep Greg (Sean Astin), a troubled boy, away from a local drug dealer. But all King's street smarts are not enough to protect his friends from danger. Director Marc Rocco's 1992 film features a dream cast of young actors before they were stars.
A provocative view of the gritty life of runaways living on the streets of America's cities. Often fleeing abusive families, the kids form their own "family." When their father figure is falsely accused of murder, their frustrations in life explode.
- Shot in Foto-Kem color.
Additional cast members include Debbie James (Mrs. Burtis); Ken Kerman (Older Man); Cynthia Szigeti (Charles); Joey Dedio (Teen); Dennis Phun (Korean Man) and Michael Maguire (Cop #2).