A destitute 14-year-old struggles to keep his life together despite harsh abuse at his mother's hands, harsher abuse at his father's, and a growing separation from his slightly older brother.
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Studio: Lower East Side Films, 49th Parallel Productions, Forensic/291 Films
- Keyword: child abuse, 1970s, classroom, alcoholism, spanking, money, diner, debt, theft, semi autobiographical, rollerskating rink, abusive father, school counselor, syracuse, new york, teenage protagonist
- Cast: Val Kilmer, Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Ethan Hawke, Max Ligosh, Camryn Manheim