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Dreams Don't Die (1982)

TV-PG | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 21 May 1982
Two young kids in love, one young graffiti artist and the other a foster-child, find trouble on the mean streets on the other side of the river in New York City. Officer Charles Banks finds... See full summary »

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Roger Young
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ike Eisenmann ... Danny Baker
Trini Alvarado ... Teresa
Israel Juarbe Israel Juarbe ... Kirk
Paul Winfield ... Charlie Banks
James Broderick ... Gavin
Mark Gordon Mark Gordon ... Lieutenant Steadman
George Coe ... Sherman
Judi West ... Grace Baker
Aaron Manning Aaron Manning ... Obie
Benjamin Hendrickson ... Attorney
Alma Cuervo ... Agnes Shields
Baxter Harris Baxter Harris ... Phil
Richard Allen Richard Allen ... Chauffeur
Joe Cirillo Joe Cirillo ... Ray
David Tabor ... Cook
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Two young kids in love, one young graffiti artist and the other a foster-child, find trouble on the mean streets on the other side of the river in New York City. Officer Charles Banks finds young Danny tagging subway cars and then catches Teiresa selling drugs for another misled teen, Kirk. The officer, instead of turning both of them in, gives both teens a chance to make more of their lives together. Changing their ways turns out to be more challenging than first thought. Written by Melissa <mdiaz@andover.edu>

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1982 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Hill/Mandelker Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dreams don't die....
18 September 2005 | by YouKnowMyName68See all my reviews

Yes, I remember this movie when it aired on television, can't remember what station, in San Francisco. I am a San Franciscan and grew up and went to school in the Mission District in the early, mid, and late 70s and to see this strange thing of a young kid, close to my age, doing this weird act of spray painting on the side of a train did not reflect what was happening in the bay area. This is the days before the media hit everybody else onthe head with the concept of graffiti and related arts. I enjoyed, nevertheless, because I could see that the young person the actor( I recongized from the Disney films, 'Escape from witch mountain and its enjoyable sequel) was portraying was earnest, although I could not understand the earnestness in regards to doing this thing on the train. And being from the bay area, there was no kid doing this. NONE. Which, as an aside, I do not look to artists from the bay area, with too much admiration. This film, as a parting commentary, I enjoyed very much and remember fondly from the days when I was a younger age. I would like to have a copy of my own for this reason. Thank you.


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