Clarence and Angel (1982)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Childhood Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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It sounds like a Disney film, but Clarence and Angel is actually a slice-of-life independent effort filmed in New York. Clarence (Darren Brown) is a withdrawn South Carolina youth who can neither read nor write. Angel (Mark Cardova) is a street-smart Manhattan kid who takes a liking to the hapless Clarence. In teaching Clarence how to read, wise-guy Angel learns quite a lot on his own. Though nearly impossible to find on the mainstream video-rental circuit, Clarence and Angel is well worth the effort.

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fish-out-of-water, friendship, illiteracy, boy, school, street-smart