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      The New Kids

      R Released Jan 18, 1985 1 hr. 30 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      40% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A brother (Shannon Presby) and sister (Lori Loughlin) move to Florida and fight local hoodlums led by a twisted drug dealer (James Spader). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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      Logan D Two military brats move to Florida to live with their uncle following their parents' deaths. A local gang of bullies torments them. Guess the gang didn't figure daddy trained his kids well. Not a great film for sure but I enjoyed journeying back to the 80s and immersing myself in the experience only those films can generate. Spader was in one of my favorite films of the period, Tuff Turf, in which he is the new kid harassed by bullies. This would've made for a great double feature back then. If you enjoy 80s films, this might be worth a watch. If not, then you probably wanna move along. Trivia: Presby left acting to become a philosophy teacher. Then he studied law and became deputy district attorney in LA. One of the few films in which Tom Atkins doesn't get to bang the hot chick. Lori Loughlin became a criminal. I wonder what happened to Spader...? Tuff Turf also features an early appearance of Robert Downey Jr. Although Cunningham directed the awesome Friday the 13th (original), the bulk of his other films are rated horribly. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/03/24 Full Review Kerry E Unreal Violence and Revenge for a young gang that I have ever seen,puts it right up there with Organized crime gangs.Cruel to animals and very hard to sit through and so glad that it was over.I watched it only because someone else had it on. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/24/23 Full Review Steve D Only Spader gives it any life. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 08/27/23 Full Review Jim P This is an entertaining and exciting 80s movie! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review Audience Member James Spacer plays a bad boy that is the role he is known. Eddie and his friends terrorize Abby and her brother. They tried to rape Abby and killed their uncle. What's is not right but they could have just beat him up and tied them up and let them get arrested. Instead Abby and her brother killed Eddie and his friends. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member It's the lesser of the punk-kids-gone-wild batch of movies that used to be cranked out, but it's got a good cast, and is entertaining enough. The carnival showdown is pretty satisfying. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/08/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Anton Bitel Little White Lies these clashes - both tonal and ideological - reflect the contradictions of the times, when Reaganomics were aspirational model for some, and nightmare for others. Jun 30, 2020 Full Review Paul Lê Bloody Disgusting Despite its shortcomings, though, this unusual actioner has found itself a loyal following. The engaging leads, the loathsome villains, and a startling amount of hard violence all help to maintain this teen movie’s cult status. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 20, 2023 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a slow-moving drama that ultimately boasts few attributes worth investing in and getting excited by... Rated: 1/4 Oct 9, 2020 Full Review Scott Weinberg DVDTalk.com The protagonists are paper-thin caricatures; the villains are ridiculously, stupidly, evil; the plot is dirt-dry and predictable; and the hairstyles are just plain nutty. Rated: 1.5/5 Sep 27, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 31, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A brother (Shannon Presby) and sister (Lori Loughlin) move to Florida and fight local hoodlums led by a twisted drug dealer (James Spader).
      Director
      Sean S. Cunningham
      Screenwriter
      Stephen Gyllenhaal
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 18, 1985, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2011
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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