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Consumed by grief when his father is felled by a heart attack, 11-year-old Obie (Ricky Busker) runs away from his white, upper-class surroundings. He ends up in a particularly dismal Chicago ghetto neighborhood where, after enduring a beating administered by gang members, he is befriended by streetwise black youth Jeremy "Scam" Henderson (Darius McCrary). The two become partners in crime, leading to a deadly situation involving a pair of professional hit men. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, they do. Robert Prosky co-stars as a slimy pawnbroker. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 2, 1987

Cast

Ricky Busker
as Obie
Darius McCrary
as Jeremy "Scam" Henderson
Robert Joy
as Dickie
Robert Prosky
as Keegan, Pawnbroker
Jerzy Skolimowski
as Doc
Paul Winfield
as Johnnie Red
Hutton Cobb
as Bible Salesman
Brynn Thayer
as Obie's Mom
Jim Antonio
as Uncle Harry
Andrea Bebel
as Alley
Joe Seneca
as Ferryman
Beah Richards
as Miss Hanks, Hotel Manager
Olivia Cole
as Mrs. Newton
Pauline Brailsford
as Science Teacher
Cedric Young
as Ghetto Bartender
Timothy Scott
as Smiley
Sephus Booker
as Policeman
Wilbert Bradley
as Social Service Man
Bernard Chestleigh
as Social Service Man
Ron Dean
as 2nd Policeman
Tim Halligan
as 3rd Policeman
Shirley Spiegler-Jacobs
as Social Service Woman
Oscar Jordan
as One of the Guys
Michael Krawic
as Street Person
Sherry Narens
as Teacher
Antoine Roshell
as Teen #2
Dick Sollenberger
as Doctor
James Spinks
as Bank Guard
Michael Stoyanov
as Teen #3
Hank Underwood
as Bartender
Ellen Geer
as Bar Waitress
Janet MacLachlan
as Welfare Worker
Richard Caine
as 4th Policeman
Jack Orend
as Asst. Bank manager
Dave Adams
as Deputy
David Dunard
as Louisiana Cop
Brynn Thayer
as Obie's Mom
Ellen Geer
as Bar Waitress
Dick Sollenberger
as Doctor
James Spinks
as Bank Guard
Olivia Cole
as Mrs. Newton
Cedric Young
as Ghetto Bartender
Joe Seneca
as Ferryman
Dave Adams
as Deputy
Timothy Scott
as Smiley
Tim Halligan
as 3rd Policeman
Bernard Chestleigh
as Social Service Man
Wilbert Bradley
as Social Service Man
Beah Richards
as Miss Hanks, Hotel Manager
Jack Orend
as Asst. Bank manager
Andrea Bebel
as Alley
Hank Underwood
as Bartender
Hutton Cobb
as Bible Salesman
Janet MacLachlan
as Welfare Worker
Jim Antonio
as Uncle Harry
Antoine Roshell
as Teen #2
Michael Krawic
as Street Person
Richard Caine
as 4th Policeman
Pauline Brailsford
as Science Teacher
Michael Stoyanov
as Teen #3
Oscar Jordan
as One of the Guys
Sherry Narens
as Teacher
Shirley Spiegler-Jacobs
as Social Service Woman
Ron Dean
as 2nd Policeman
Sephus Booker
as Policeman

Crew

Robert Mandel
Director
Ivan Reitman
Producer
Joe Medjuck
Producer
Joe Eszterhas
Screenwriter
Miroslav Ondrícek
Cinematographer
Bruce Broughton
Composer (Music Score)
Johnny Mercer
Featured Music
James Hooker
Songwriter
Joe Lubin
Songwriter
Steve Winwood
Songwriter
Ziggy Elman
Featured Music
Dorothy La Bostrie
Songwriter
George Flemming
Songwriter
Sheldon Kahn
Editor
Dennis Virkler
Editor
Ivan Reitman
Executive Producer
Bundy Trinz
Set Designer
Gary Baugh
Set Designer
Richard Bruno
Costume Designer
Bill Randall
Sound/Sound Designer
Bob Shelley
Special Effects
Spike Silver
Stunts
Frank Carrisosa
Makeup
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