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The Zoo Gang (1985)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 15 May 1985 (USA)
Homeless kids need a place to stay, so they rent the club "The Zoo" out, from Old Leather Face. Later, a new gang attempts to take away their home. A fight ensues with thumbtacks and ... See full summary »

Directors:

Pen Densham, John Watson

Writers:

John Watson (screenplay), Pen Densham (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Gurry Eric Gurry ... Danny
Tiffany Helm ... Kate Haskell
Jason Gedrick ... Hardin
Marc Price ... Val
Gina Battist Gina Battist ... Bobbi
Robert Jayne ... Ricky Haskell (as Bobby Jacoby)
Ben Vereen ... The Winch
Jackie Earle Haley ... Little Joe
Ramon Bieri ... Pa Donnely
Darwyn Swalve Darwyn Swalve ... Goose
Glen Mauro ... Twin #1
Gary Mauro ... Twin #2
Ty Hardin ... Dean Haskell
Tiny Wells Tiny Wells ... Hank
Ramon Chavez Ramon Chavez ... Cop
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Homeless kids need a place to stay, so they rent the club "The Zoo" out, from Old Leather Face. Later, a new gang attempts to take away their home. A fight ensues with thumbtacks and staplers as the weapons. Written by Evan and Tara Shenkman <ejs15@cornell.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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The first film to earn a PG-13 rating (though Red Dawn (1984) would be the first released). See more »

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Performed by Gary O'Connor
Produced by Gary O'Connor
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Injustice
14 May 2003 | by helfeleatherSee all my reviews

This is the sad story of the Donnely brothers. They want to be accepted by their peers but they can't because of bourgeois prejudices. The local rich kids use their parents' money to convert a deserted warehouse into a club. The boys want to help out, but their poor single father can't spare any money. So the boys offer to work at the club. They even throw out a troublemaker to show their good intentions. However, the rich kids don't want them around. The boys are expelled from the club, teased about their clothes and hair, ostracised from the community and even assaulted.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Winners Take All See more »

Filming Locations:

Prescott, Arizona, USA

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