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Director/Writer: Scott Silver
Director of Photography:Tom Richmond
Editor:Dorian Harris
Music:Charles Brown and Danny Caron
Production Designer:Amy Beth Silver
Producers:Beau Flynn and Stefan Simchowitz
First Look Pictures; R; 96 minutes
Release:1/97
Cast:Lukas Haas, David Arquette, Terrence Dashon Howard, Alanna Ubach and Elliott Gould

A dour, realistic portrait of life on the streets. John's (Arquette) plans to celebrate his 21st birthday in style are shattered when, while sleeping in a park, he's robbed of his lucky sneakers and his life savings — $140. He had planned to celebrate Christmas and his birthday in a swank hotel, “eating burgers and watching cable TV.” His buddy and fellow hustler, Donner (Haas), new to the streets, tries to help John come up with the cash. It's not pretty out there on Santa Monica Boulevard, and these young men learn that the hard way. Well-drawn supporting characters offer strong subplots involving the drug culture that goes hand-in-hand with hustling.


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