( aka The Defiant )


DIRECTOR: Hall Bartlett

STARS: Kent Lane, Tisha Sterling, Butch Patrick, John Rubenstein, Dorival Caymmi, Alejandro Rey

SYNOPSIS: Surprisingly gritty film that spans the gap between Luis Bunuel's Los Olvidados (1950) and City of Men (2007). It's based on the famous novel "The Sandpit Generals" by Jorge Amado. It shows, in docu-drama style, the lives of a group of street kids struggling to survive the harsh streets of 1970's Brazil. Stealing, fighting, running from the authorities and scamming are the skills learned by the young men and boys in these gangs. Butch Patrick ("The Munsters") turns in a nice performance as a runt named "No Legs". Pretty Tisha Sterling joins the gang as a bit of a mother figure and also provides some nudity. The soundtrack music is pretty great and the finale is harrowing. Worth a look!

NOTE: Onscreen title is "The Defiant"

*For more see:
Perros Callejeros, Los Olvidados, Smell of Death, Street Gangs of Hong Kong, Colegas, Son of the Shark and Alsino and the Condor

Fullscreen / Color

Region Free NTSC dvd-R

RED dvd case (above image is the front cover art)

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