The Children of Times Square (1986)





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The Children of Times Square are alienated and disenfranchised kids from all over the country. With nowhere to go and no real purpose in life, they converge on the streets of New York, totally vulnerable despite their outward toughness. Howard Rollins plays a ruthless cocaine dealer who, in the tradition of Fagin, wins the confidence of many of these kids and organizes them into a criminal gang. The film traces the "recruitment" by Rollins of two teenagers, runaway Brandon Douglas and New Yorker Danny Nucci. Joanna Cassidy plays Douglas' mother, who desperately tries to free her son from Rollins' influence. Made for TV, Children of Times Square debuted on March 3, 1986.
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Joanna Cassidy
as Sue Roberts
David Ackroyd
as Peter Roberts
Brandon Douglas
as Eric Roberts
Danny Nucci
as Luis Sotavento
Jason Bernard
as Lt. Devins
Silvana Gallardo
as Luis's Mother
Annie Oringer
as Debbie
Selma Archerd
as Welfare Worker
Guy Christopher
as Detective
Jacob Vargas
as Alberto
Terry Wills
as 1st Businessman
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Ever since i have watched this movie it has been my favorite movie of all time its well writen and for its time i think its a great. The characters are great and the plot tell a story of what could happen in real life 10 out of 10 The main plot is about a boy that feels that he is un needed at home so he decides to live it big and got to New York. When he arives he almost got into a big mess with some people then he joins a group called the Lepards he gets into selling drugs. While this story goes on there's another plot about another child called Louise , he gets into the same group.The child that runs away Eric , he dosent know it but his mother is in New York trying to find him and she gets som help from a girl named Debbie. Eric and Louise have got into a group and after a while the leader otis starts getting more aggressive. Then at the end Eric re connects with his mother and at the end you find out that Debbie works the streets.

Michael Jachara
Michael Jachara

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