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Runaway (1989)

A teenage boy, abandoned by his mother, hides in New York's subway system, where he must struggle to survive in the harsh world of the homeless.

Director:

Gilbert Moses

Writers:

Delle Chatman (screenplay), Lonne Elder III (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles S. Dutton ... Ralph Colby (as Charles Dutton)
Jasmine Guy ... Charlene 'Charlie'
Gavin Allen Gavin Allen ... Aremis Slake
Kevin Artis Kevin Artis ... Joseph
Akili Prince Akili Prince ... Gang Boy #1
Manuel Feliciano Manuel Feliciano ... Gang Boy #2
Dwayne McClary ... Gang Boy #3
Kim Staunton ... Miss Hartley
Hattie Winston ... Aunt Anna Mae
Sullivan Walker Sullivan Walker ... K.C.
Wanakee Legardy Wanakee Legardy ... Glove Lady
William Lucas William Lucas ... Drug Pusher
Eagle Eye Cherry ... Companion
Jeff Ward Jeff Ward ... Police Officer #1
Tom Kubiak Tom Kubiak ... Police Officer #2
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Storyline

After witnessing the accidental death of a friend who was attempting to rescue him from bullies, an African-American boy blames himself and, stricken with guilt, hides out among underground street people in New York. Written by Phil Boroff

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonderworks: Runaway See more »

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Production Co:

PBS Wonderworks See more »
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Color
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Quotes

Joseph: Ice cream.
Aremis Slake: How much is ice cream?
Charlene 'Charlie': 75 cents for a cone.
[Joseph holds up dollar bill and smiles]
Charlene 'Charlie': Alright. What flavor?
Joseph: Chocolate.
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Connections

References Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) See more »

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7.5
29 January 2003 | by inaheartbeatxSee all my reviews

I saw this in our health class... it was pretty good but not that realistic, I mean what kid could survive living in the subway for how long he did? But it was good, and it showed not everyone in New York was mean and cruel and unkind like some people would say, I liked it, I'll give it a 7.5


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