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Summary: Portrays the lives of nine desperate teenagers. Thrown too young into a seedy grown up world, these runaways and castaways survive, but just barely. Rat, the dumpster diver. Tiny, the teen prostitute. Shellie, the baby-faced blonde. DeWayne, the hustler. All old beyond their years. All underage survivors fighting for life and love on the streets of downtown Seattle. (imdb)

Genre: Documentary

Country: USA

Directed By: Martin Bell

Written By: Cheryl McCall

Starring: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Dewayne, Kim, Lillie, Lulu

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Streetwise belongs to 19 collections
1. Fuck my life (public: moderated by kyle.loomis - 24 stars)
2. Best of criticker: Top 250 (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 12 stars)
3. Best of criticker: Documentary (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 11 stars)
4. He Who Strays Discovers New Paths (public: moderated by dardan - 7 stars)
5. Films that broaden your horizon (public: moderated by dardan - 4 stars)
7. Seattle (public: moderated by Pickpocket)
8. TOP 100 of the past 100 years (public: moderated by avgcrtckr)
9. Ratings (public: moderated by cheapthrills)
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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jun 11 brimaire brimaire
80T6
Apr 05 bal3x bal3x
70T7
Mar 30 cheapthrills
90T10
Mar 29 robot2xl robot2xl
74
Jan 13 zopz zopz
85T10
Powerful record of the very, very shitfucked lives of some very, very young people.
Jan 12 Magmadiver Magmadiver
87T8
Sep 27, 2016 ERogers
100T10
Sep 07, 2016 3_Qs ???
77T8
Aug 27, 2016 NickP
70T6
Jul 25, 2016 AFlickering AFlickering
86T9
Jul 16, 2016 heyimdylan moss piglet
9T10
Jul 15, 2016 Hennimore
67T4
Jul 15, 2016 b0beauxs
8T8
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
100T9
Jun 04, 2016 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
41T10
May 24, 2016 GothamCity GothamCity
55T4
May 04, 2016 beast beast
9T10
Apr 20, 2016 CHIMP CHIMP
88T10
Apr 06, 2016 twincinema twincinema
90T10
32 years later, this is still a difficult watch. These kids just never had a chance, whether it be because their father is in jail, or that they have an alcoholic mother who thinks their prostitution is "just a phase". The documentary deals with everything in such a frank manner, and never shies away from the difficult stuff.
Feb 10, 2016 rootbeercirc
94T10
Dec 16, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
43T10
Dec 09, 2015 Seethruskin Seethruskin
5T8
Manages to pull off a doc on street kids and not seem preachy or judgemental. Man, Seattle has changed in the last couple decades.
Nov 19, 2015 RavynLoony
94T10
Nov 15, 2015 damosaurs
100
Oct 21, 2015 timmy88
90T7
Oct 16, 2015 Niska Niska
73T10
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
80T9
Jul 23, 2015 dardan dardan
88T10
Couldn't believe what I was seeing was real. It's a profound, brutal and honest portrait that serves as a social commentary. Edit: everytime I go through my rankings and notice this film I think to myself: damn, that was some tough shit. And some tough shit it was indeed.
Jul 16, 2015 acrolyne acrolyne
82T6
Jun 21, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
85T9
Mar 25, 2015 adamj1982 adamj1982
89T10
Mar 21, 2015 sebby sebby
80T9
Mar 21, 2015 windowseat
90T9
Mar 16, 2015 blucthulhu
90T10
Feb 27, 2015 Midaso
30T4
Jan 16, 2015 7thpein 7thpein
77T8
Dec 01, 2014 erkmen erkmen
87T10
Oct 28, 2014 syntaxerror syntaxerror
94T8
Oct 20, 2014 cosmovonw
5T9
Oct 03, 2014 genecal
60T7
Jun 06, 2014 IL I.L.
83T8
Apr 01, 2014 GrimsChild GrimsChild
50T6
Apr 01, 2014 matty5190 matty5190
90T9
Mar 27, 2014 tata tata
90T9
Mar 25, 2014 Slvbarek Actionberg
95T10
Mar 18, 2014 luchatein luchatein
98T10
Jan 24, 2014 winterf
60T4
Jan 21, 2014 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
91T9
Dec 29, 2013 Roz Roz
95T10
Dec 09, 2013 catfacer catfacer
93T10
Nov 06, 2013 dirtyfilthy
65T5
Oct 26, 2013 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
86T10
Oct 23, 2013 clarkah Prof. Sebby
80T9
Oct 15, 2013 Darren Darren
93T10
Sep 18, 2013 gloam
100T7
Aug 13, 2013 Sane
83T9
Jul 09, 2013 comepelicula comepelicula
65T6
Jul 08, 2013 yk_nomisugi
75T10
Apr 03, 2013 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
86T9
It really struck me just how young these kids are. Even when they act tough you can see just how much is an act and how vulnerable they are, how clearly our society is a failure if we can't take care of these kids. For many of them you can sense their chances of success slowly dwindling away and it's just heartbreaking. From a filmmaking perspective the access the director got is impressive, not just an honest glimpse into a subculture but a glimpse a bit further into their individual realities.
Mar 12, 2013 fenixdown fenixdown
75T6
Jan 21, 2013 doddsinator doddsinator
8T5
Jan 15, 2013 thiemen
8T10
Jan 02, 2013 chrissylove
100T10
Dec 28, 2012 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
88T10
Nov 17, 2012 snallygaster snallygaster
79T9
Oct 29, 2012 gwynplaine gwynplaine
100T10
Oct 12, 2012 wokelstein wokelstein
100T10
Sep 22, 2012 Skittish
88T10
Jul 23, 2012 Randomized
25T3
Jul 05, 2012 Drakula Drakula
100T9
Mar 19, 2012 Lord_Moe Lord Moe
85T7
Much like "Dark Days" (though "Streetwise" predates it by 16 years), this film is a real eye-opener. It makes you think about how good you may have it compared to the kids in this film. Some kids have parents that are dead, in jail, or simply don't care, and some are 14 year old prostitutes who need fast, "easy" money.
Feb 14, 2012 AICHEG AICHE
89T10
Feb 11, 2012 AceySaid10 AceySaid10%
88T10
Jan 15, 2012 eCitizen eCitizen
20T2
Jun 29, 2011 Bandy Bandy
100T10
Jun 22, 2011 jakncoke jakncoke
90T10
Apr 06, 2011 filmcricket
91T10
Oct 15, 2010 Neveryan
83T8
Oct 08, 2010 winds winds
7T10
Oct 07, 2010 sensei sensei
85T9
I wish the filmmakers could've done a "Hoop Dreams" treatment of Seattle's downtown street kids by following them for several years. You'll want to know what happens to everyone in the movie, and the answers are difficult to come by - perhaps that's a mark of its greatness. Also fascinating to watch for 80s fashions and downtown 80s Seattle (it's cleaned up a bit in the last 26 years).
Sep 19, 2010 roujin roujin
80T10
Aug 31, 2010 sidehacker sidehacker
97T10
Aug 16, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
81T10
May 23, 2010 pinkypanther
86T6
May 01, 2010 chadarnook
81T7
Mar 03, 2010 DMCrimson DMCrimson
82T8
Feb 10, 2010 onetwothree
80T10
Oct 26, 2009 sengir sengir
81T8
Sep 11, 2009 flowing flowing
72T8
Sep 10, 2009 cloak cloak
86T10
Jun 30, 2009 sellis
93T10
Apr 20, 2009 imdb imdb
81T10
Jan 26, 2009 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
9T10
Apparently being streetwise means being really really dumb. Some of the kid's stories are truly heartbreaking, but most of them are just the product of constantly making poor choices. Regardless of all that, the filmmaker never takes sides, and it makes for a very satisfying documentary on a troubling subject.
Jan 05, 2009 undinum undinum
95T10
Nov 06, 2008 LRibeiro
80T7
Oct 29, 2008 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
91T10
Oct 28, 2008 Stain Stain
100T10
Fascinating little documentary about kids getting Darwinated
Oct 21, 2008 Merc Merc
85T10
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