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Runaways (2003)

Not Rated
103 min | Drama, Romance

Runaways is Steve Moore's story. He's sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though...See moreRunaways is Steve Moore's story. He's sixteen and lives with his younger sister, mother Cheryl and her boyfriend John, in a modest house in Bakersfield, California. An abusive and often intoxicated man, John rules the household, and though his attacks on Steve result in emergency hospital visits, Cheryl's loyalty is to her boyfriend. To protect her relationship with John, she "ditches" her son, having him arrested and locked in a correctional "mental" facility, before coercing her older brother Burt, who lives in Hollywood, to take him. Steve quickly discovers that Burt cannot even provide temporary lodging, but an administrator at his new high school directs him to a shelter for runaway kids where he soon learns to navigate his way. At the shelter which offers only a two to three month respite from the streets, counselor Tony Perez tries to provide guidance to Steve and his roommates Mike and Andy. While encouraging them to try to reconcile with their parents, he insists that they take charge of their own lives and believe that a better life is possible. Angry and confused teen runaways come and go at the shelter, as Steve learns he is not alone in his predicament and that the streets offer a harsh reality. Postponing his desire to play basketball on the school team, Steve finds an after-school job to support himself and pursues a relationship with the affluent but unhappy Sally. Andy spirals down into crack addiction and becomes a homeless prostitute and Mike gains stability in his life once he moves in with his loving and supportive aunt. Mike's aunt soon opens her home to Steve as well, and the two celebrate their good fortune at having the opportunity to get their lives on track. Written by Alexandre Chorques See less
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Austin O'Brien
Steve Moore Steve Moore   See fewer
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Arielle Paul
Sally Donaldson Sally Donaldson   See fewer
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Caitlin Sedio
Kristy Moore Kristy Moore   See fewer
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Susan Johnston
Cheryl Moore Cheryl Moore   See fewer
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Carmine Caridi
Officer Brady Officer Brady   See fewer
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Rosamond Rice
Counselor Counselor   See fewer
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Sergio D. Acosta
Security Guard (as Sergio Acosta) Security Guard (as Sergio Acosta)   See fewer
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Ian Carlson
Rob Conners Rob Conners   See fewer
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Kaline Carr
Sally's Mother Sally's Mother   See fewer
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Robert Dryer
Head Coach Head Coach   See fewer
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Jack Forcinito
Tony Perez Tony Perez   See fewer
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Kristin C. Francisco
Doris Lapkin (as Kristin Francisco) Doris Lapkin (as Kristin Francisco)   See fewer
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Lydia Blanco Garza
Mike's Mom (voice) (as Lydia Blanco) Mike's Mom (voice) (as Lydia Blanco)   See fewer
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MJ Gazali
Runaway Runaway   See fewer
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Christopher Ivins
Restaurant Manager Restaurant Manager   See fewer
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Lynne Jacobellis
Sally's Girlfriend #1 Sally's Girlfriend #1   See fewer
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Marion Kerr
Sally's Girlfriend #2 Sally's Girlfriend #2   See fewer
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Farren Monet
Jody (as Farren Monét) Jody (as Farren Monét)   See fewer
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Allen Perada
Sally's Father Sally's Father   See fewer
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Todd A. Robinson
Speedy (as Todd Robinson) Speedy (as Todd Robinson)   See fewer
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Anthony 'Ace' Thomas
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5.7 / 10 | 109 votes