Little Fugitive

Synopsis: Joey, a young boy, runs away to Coney Island after he is tricked into believing he has killed his older brother. Joey collects glass bottles and turns them into money, which he uses to ride the rides.
Genre: Drama, Family
Production: Joseph Burstyn Incorporated
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min


Don't be such a sore head Joey

I was only teasing

I did not mean to drop

a bat on your head

Anyways I didn't think it

would hurt so much

Oh yeah. It hurts every time you throw it.

That's Lennie. He's my big brother

He's twelve today.

That's his birthday present,

the harmonica.

Lennie is a good harmonica player

He's a good baseball player too.

He shouldn't got no birthday present

'cause for all the time he's teasing me

not even lets me touch

his harmonica

That's my kid brother Joey

Everyone says quickety kisses

oh go ahead, kiss him

Joey isn't so bad

but he's a pain in the

neck in the summer

on account of my mom working

I take care of him.

Boy am I glad it's Saturday.

Joey's smart for his age,

especially about horses.

He don't hardly think

a nottin' else.

only in ya whole life you

never met a kid

that happened to be so

crazy about horses.

Come on let's play ball.

Okay, but anyways you

don't have to grab

Let me play Lennie

You play with us?

Okay, take your gun off.

I don't want to take it off.

Don't play!

I want to play!

Okay, come on.

Wanta get a lick Lennie?

Okay, Harry.

I want to be up first.

Listen to him.

You play in the out field pest.

Way out! Not fun!

Hey Charley!

How many times you been up?

Ahh Fifteen.

I ain't been up yet.

those paws without butter fingers?

You didn't hit anything to me.

Here's one Joey.

I got it. I'm up.

Come on, guys. Let's knock off.

What say Lennie?

It's my turn, my turn.

Oh, why should I worry about him?

You didn't give me a turn.

Boy I'm hot.

I hope its even hotter tomorrow

when we go to Coney Island.

Hey fellas, I almost forgot.

Look at this!

They're real!

Sure, my mom gave it

to me for my birthday.

to spend on Coney.

Wow, we can all go on a parachute!

Where do you get that all stuff?

Means I can go on the

parachute, plenty of times.

Give me the ball.

I'm going to practise throwing

so I can win a prize tomorrow.

You know where you

knock the bottles down.

Oh yeah. I think I

know the place.

Come on fellas.

Good shot!

Nice throwin'.

Let me try.

What for? You don't need no practise.

You ain't going to Coney with us.

Just 'coz Joey ain't even old enough to

come with us you don't have to rub it in.

Huh! I suppose you won't be glad

have him as a pet for a whole day.

Sure I will but you

don't have to rub it in.

Please Lennie, let me try.

Okay, knock 'em down

See, Stay!

Do you think the Dodgers

would hire him Harry?

He'd play for the giants.

Come on fellas,

I got to go.

Yeah, we better go too.

Come on Joey.

Ma! Ma!

Ma, Lennie's teasing me!

Quiet, l'm on long distance.

Have you had the doctor?

Are you sure that's what it is?

Or what he thinks.

Of course, of course.

You got to have someone ...

Did you call Helen?

Oh ...

All right.


Shut up, mom

is on long distance.

What's the matter mom?

Grandmother is very sick boys.

I've got to go to her.

Is grandma going to die ma?

Shut up you dope.

Don't worry ma, she'll be okay.

I will only be gone as able.

I'll be back tomorrow afternoon.

Tomorrow afternoon?

You mean you're going today?

Yes dear.

I'm making a 2 o'clock train.

But mom.. Come on!

Who's going to take care of Joey tomorrow?

You'll have to.

But mom ...

Aw, tomorrow's when I'm supposed to go

with the fellas to Coney Island.

My birthday present.

I don't want to take Joey with me.

No Dear.

Joey can't go to Coney Island.

Neither can you.

I'm sorry Lennie, but this is an emergency.

Why can't I go mom?

Why can't Joey stay home alone?

I don't want to stay home alone.

If your father were alive,

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