July 28th, 1995


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An amoral, HIV-positive skateboarder sets out to deflower as many virgins as possible while a local girl who contracted his disease tries to save his next target from her same fate.

Release Year: 1995

Rating: 6.8/10 (32,050 voted)

Director: Larry Clark

Stars: Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny

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.

Writers: Harmony Korine, Larry Clark

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

Release Date: 28 July 1995

Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $1,500,000(estimated)

Gross: $20,000,000 (Worldwide)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

The money that Chloë Sevigny made from her role was spent on a trip to Paris and London.

Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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.

Telly: Condoms don't work. They either break, or they slip off, or they make your dick shrink. Nah, but you still gotta use em, yo. At least I did once.

User Review

Amazing. Best dialogue in a movie

Rating: 10/10

Kids is one of the best movies I've ever seen. It's funny, horrific, but realistic.

Despite the cast having no previous acting experience, the performances are all wonderful, especially Justin Pierce's (as Casper). The realistic story line, the classic dialogue, and the horrific finale are the film's best features.

What bothers me is that many people discredit the film. Saying that the movie is exploitation, or something even more ridiculous. I think that people are unable to except the fact that Kids is accurate. Not all teenagers behave like Telly or Casper, but you'd be lying if you said that teenagers don't talk like that.

Kids is not exploitation, but rather a brutally honest piece of social commentary. Kids is a deterrent for high risk sexual behavior. The film is also a wake up call for insensitive parents who take no responsibility for their children.

Therefore, Kids is a truthful portrayal of urban life. it is not exploitation.