The New Kids (1985)

The New Kids (1985)





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With less blood and guts than Sean Cunningham's Friday the 13th series, this teen thriller is about Abby (Lori Loughlin), a particularly moral young woman and her brother Loren (Shannon Presby), cut from the same mold. The two have lost their parents in an accident and are obliged to go live with relatives in a small town in Florida, a town that is also home to a gang led by the psychotic Dutra (James Spader). When the gang members learn about Abby, they see her only as a new conquest on the horizon, but her repulsion for them and her brother's brawn keep them at arm's distance. Not liking this treatment at all, the gang starts to slowly pull out all the stops in expressing their hatred, and as their reprisals escalate, an all-out final confrontation seems inevitable.
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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John Philbin
as Gideon
Eddie Jones
as Charlie
Vince Grant
as Joe Bob
Vincent Grant
as Joe Bob
Lucy Martin
as Aunt Fay
Court Miller
as Sheriff
Tom Atkins
as `Mac' MacWilliams
Jean De Baer
as MaryBeth MacWilliams
Chad Wiggins
as Chad Bob
John Archie
as Math Teacher
Alexander Panas
as Paint Store Proprietor
Alex Panas
as Paint Store Proprietor
Toni Crabtree
as Newscaster
Fred Buch
as Guidance Counselor
Brad Sullivan
as Colonel Jenkins
Ilse Earl
as Guidance Counselor
Billy Barzee
as Redneck
John D. LeMay
as Redneck
Noel Rego
as Friend
Don Kehr
as Friend
Tim Waldrip
as Friend
Donnie Kehr
as Friend
Alexander Panas
as Paint Store Proprietor
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Critic Reviews for The New Kids

All Critics (2)

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.

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Audience Reviews for The New Kids


Gave this blind buy a spin and was pleasantly surprised by how solid it is, even if things are a tad paint by number with 'the new kids' arriving in town to stay with relatives after they lose their parents, then running afoul of the local hoodlums. James Spader is apparently ALWAYS vaguely creepy, and it's a pretty fun little outing for all involved. Give that mother a look if you can track it down.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

One of the "so bad that it's good" movies. Yeah, it's pretty terrible, but good to make fun of on one of those nights where there's nothing to do.

Darrin Craig
Darrin Craig

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
Aj V

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