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There Are No Children Here (1993)

TV Movie | 120 min | Drama

From Publishers Weekly The devastating story of brothers Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers, children of the Chicago ghetto, is powerfully told here by Kotlowitz, a Wall Street Journal reporter who first met the boys in 1985 when they were 10 ...See moreFrom Publishers Weekly The devastating story of brothers Lafayette and Pharoah Rivers, children of the Chicago ghetto, is powerfully told here by Kotlowitz, a Wall Street Journal reporter who first met the boys in 1985 when they were 10 and seven, respectively. Their family includes a mother, a frequently absent father, an older brother and younger triplets. We witness the horrors of growing up in an ill-maintained housing project tyrannized by drug gangs and where murders and shootings frequently occur. See less
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Jaki Brown (as Jaki Brown-Karman)
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Nov 28, 1993 (United States)

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LaJoe Rivers LaJoe Rivers   See fewer
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Keith David
John Paul Rivers John Paul Rivers   See fewer
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Mark Lane
Lafayette Rivers Lafayette Rivers   See fewer
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Norman D. Golden II
Pharoah Rivers Pharoah Rivers   See fewer
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Maya Angelou
Lelia Mae Lelia Mae   See fewer
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Crystal Laws Green
Rochelle Rochelle   See fewer
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Elliot Elliot   See fewer
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Alvin Ross
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Carole Gutierrez
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Kyra Calhoun
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E.J. Murray
Lucinda Barnes Lucinda Barnes   See fewer
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Rick LeFevour
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Philip E. Johnson
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Durrell Rivers (as Relioues Devar Webb) Durrell Rivers (as Relioues Devar Webb)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 171 votes