Where the Day Takes You (1992)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Juvenile Delinquency Film, Social Problem Film, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 11, 1992 (USA)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Marc Rocco's gritty drama Where the Day Takes You stars Dermot Mulroney as King, a street-smart hustler who acts as a father figure to a motley collection of young runaways. Among the people in his sphere are the young self-destructive drug addict Greg (Sean Astin), self-hating gay prostitute Little J (Balthazar Getty), and newcomer Heather (Lara Flynn Boyle). The film is structured as a series of flashbacks triggered by King's conversations with a prison psychologist (Laura San Giacomo). Included in the impressive cast are such soon-to-be-famous names as Will Smith and Ricki Lake, and the already established Kyle MacLachlan, Christian Slater, and Alyssa Milano.

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homelessness, teenagers, poverty, runaway [from home], street-kid, violence, danger, drug-dealer, drugs, friendship, love, on-the-run, parole