The New Kids (1985)

The New Kids





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Abby (Lori Loughlin) and her brother, Loren (Shannon Presby), seem to have it all: good looks, lots of friends, and a great relationship with their loving mom and their heroic, discipline-minded military dad. When their folks are killed in a car crash, however, the siblings must move to small-town Florida to live with their sweet but cash-impaired Uncle Charlie (Ed Jones) and Aunt Fay (Lucy Martin), who own a gas station and a struggling, bargain-bin amusement park. For Abby and Loren, life in … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Brian Taggert
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 4, 2005
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Gideon

as Charlie

as Joe Bob

as Aunt Fay

as Sheriff

as `Mac' MacWilliams

as MaryBeth MacWilliams

as Chad Bob

as Math Teacher

as Paint Store Propriet...

as Paint Store Propriet...

as Newscaster

as Guidance Counselor

as Guidance Counselor

as Colonel Jenkins

as Redneck

as Redneck

as Friend

as Friend
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Critic Reviews for The New Kids

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 27, 2005

July 31, 2005

Audience Reviews for The New Kids

A good cast, but a so-so movie, the story is most exciting towards the end, but the rest is just okay. Spader is really good as the annoying punk.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Great 80's flick. Spader plays the ultimate baddie in this.

Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

An alright thriller movie, but I still think there could have been more to the story. Still, James Spader is way sexy in this movie even though he plays a crazy jerk. Overall, a so-so film, but if you're a fan of any of the actors, you'll enjoy it.

Lisa Spader

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