Plot & Details
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.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 95min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/02/1987
- Distributor(s): 20th Century Fox
- Director(s): Robert Mandel
- Starring: Ricky Busker , Darius McCrary , Robert Joy , Robert Prosky , Jerzy Skolimowski
- Themes: Culture Clash,Death of a Parent,Runaways,Unlikely Friendships
- Tone: Bittersweet,Gritty,Rousing,Sentimental
- Keywords: death-in-family, inner-city, pre-teen, runaway [from home], street-gang, street-kid, street-smart, upper-class
- Country of Origin: USA (10-02-1987)
- Language: English