Where the Day Takes You

Synopsis: A group of teen-age runaways try to survive in the streets of Los Angeles. Drugs, prostitution, violence and bureaucratic indifference all pose threats to the kids, who nevertheless prefer this harsh life to going back to their families. Heather, somewhat older, provides some leadership and mothering to the kids.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Marc Rocco
Production: New Line Cinema
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Um, subject:

just out of County,

participation mandatory

and details to follow.

All right, turn it off.

I'm not saying sh*t

till you turn the damn thing on.

So, um, what's your name?



- How'd you get that name?

- It's always been.

Is that your real name

or your street name or...?

- Just my name.

- So how was...?

- Can I have a smoke?

- Sure.


- So how was jail?

- Oh, f***.

- Can I...? Can I say "f***"?

- Yeah.

It says here, "assault,

possession, loitering."

- That's pretty petty stuff.

- Yeah, right.

It's just survival.

A lot of kids tell you that they party

all night with Axl Rose,

or that their girlfriend

just got banged by the Crips,

or they've seen five guys

get murdered or something,

but the truth is, it's not hard.

It's not easy.

It just is.

- You okay?

- Yeah.

How long have you been

on the street?

Six or seven years.

How old are you?

Uh, 20, might be 21.

I'm not exactly sure.

That's a good question, though.

Did you have any brothers

or sisters growing up?

Yeah, I got a sister, but,

uh, she's gone from home too.

Maybe she'll show up here

in Hollywood sometime, you know.

I'll take care of her

or something.

I hope she's not into drugs

or anything. She probably is.

Might be dead.

What about your mom,

your dad?

- What about them?

- Do you, um...?

Not very comfortable

talking about them.


Hey, what the hell? Hey, you with

the camera, up here, I'm talking.


What kind you got?

Ha-ha, just kidding.

- What kind you do?

- Don't do them.

Hey, look, nobody's

gonna see this tape.

I'm not shitting you.

- I just want you to be straight with me.

- I'm being straight with you.

You do realise that your participation in this

program is one of the terms of your parole.

Yeah, I also realise that you're giving

me 10 bucks a pop for these sessions.

Thank you very much.

Is that why you decided to participate

in this program? Because of the money?

Hell, it's better than

picking up trash on the freeway.


Uh, are you...? Are you done?

Is that it? Can I go?

Just a minute. Um, where...?

Where are you gonna go?

Well, I've been in lockup for two months,

where the f*** do you think I'm gonna go?

You going back out

on the street?





What do you do for fun?



Anything we can.

Just kick back or hassle tourists.

Hell, we'd watch ice melt if it was free.

To hell with the devil!


I thank the Lord

you're all here tonight.

I pray that you find

what the Lord wants for you.

He has a purpose

for each and every one of you.

And us!

And remember,

God does not create trash!





Do you have friends?

No. I got a family.

It says here you haven't

been with a family for...

My friends are my family.

Of course you can't trust them for sh*t,

but, you know, once you know that, it's cool.

Greg! Little J!


Hey, Greg! Shut up!

- Who threw that?!

He did!

- Hey, it's King!

- King, man, sh*t.

Hey, did you miss me?

Why'd you do that, brother?

Because you got terrible extensions in your

hair, and because you're just... You're shitty.

- That's not funny!

- Why don't you jump, King?


What's a typical King day?

A typical King day?



Well, hit the streets,

hook up with my friends.

You know.

Kick back, hang out.

Stay out of trouble.


That's it. That's it.

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Michael Hitchcock

Michael Hitchcock is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and television producer. Hitchcock is a writer and executive producer on season 3 of the CW television series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. He also served as a writer and co-executive producer on seasons 1 and 2. In addition, he has played the role of water conspiracy theorist Bert. Hitchcock served as a writer and co-executive producer on seasons 5 and 6 of the FOX television series Glee. Hitchcock served as a writer and supervising producer on season 4, and became a writer and consulting producer for season 3 of the show after previously appearing in a guest role season 1 as rival glee club director Dalton Rumba. Hitchcock reprised this role in the season 4 episode "Makeover", season 5 episode "Love Love Love" and season 6 episode "The Hurt Locker, Part Two". In addition, Hitchcock directed the season 6 episode "Child Star". As an actor, he has appeared in several of Christopher Guest's critically acclaimed movies, including Waiting for Guffman (1996), Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Mascots (2016). Best in Show earned a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Comedy” and won “Funniest Motion Picture” by the American Comedy Awards and British Comedy Awards. Hitchcock and his co-actors from A Mighty Wind were awarded “Best Ensemble Cast” by Florida Film Critics Circle and were nominated for “Best Ensemble Acting” by the Phoenix Film Critics Society. Other film appearances include Magic Camp (2018), Bridesmaids (2011), Super 8 (2011), Operation: Endgame (2010), Smiley Face, Wild Hogs (2007), Joss Whedon's Serenity (2005), Pretty Persuasion (2005), Heartbreakers (2001), and Happy, Texas (1999). Besides recurring roles on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Glee, Hitchcock has also recurred on The New Normal, United States of Tara, Men of a Certain Age, Party Down, MADtv, and Grosse Pointe. Other roles in television series include People of Earth , Veep , Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nobodies, Idiotsitter, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Up All Night, Entourage, The League, The Glee Project, Pushing Daisies, Arrested Development, Head Case, The Suite Life on Deck, Las Vegas, and Desperate Housewives. more…

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