Can you ID this movie?
February 9, 2007 7:07 PM   Subscribe

Can you name this late 70s kids-coming-of-age movie?

I was watching (I think) HBO in (I think) November-December 1978, and I saw this movie about a kid, about 10-12 years old, learning various 'facts of life' in a semi-serious, sometimes whimisical flick. Scenes I particularly remember: the kid sticks a cherry bomb under a trash can and sits on it, so he can ride it when the M80 explodes, and at another point, he witnesses a car crash, so he bicycles over to the excitement, and when sees the dead driver, the reality of the situation sinks in, and he cries. I've never seen this movie again or heard any reference to it, but even as a ten year old, it seemed to be a decently well made movie with a lot of heart and decent production values. It might have been made for TV, but I've got it in my head that it was a bit raunchy, like The Bad News Bears (hence, HBO, which I would've been able to watch in very late 1978 since my family was moving and staying in a hotel while looking for a house; it would've been just a few days or maybe a week or two after the Jonestown massacre). Any ideas?
posted by kimota to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Kenny and Company ? It was recently released on DVD.
posted by sciatica at 7:45 PM on February 9, 2007


Whoa! I think that's it! Thanks-- that's a 28 year 'open loop' I suspect you've just closed!
posted by kimota at 8:48 PM on February 9, 2007


was it Small Change?
posted by kuujjuarapik at 9:18 PM on February 9, 2007


kuujjuarapik, I'm pretty sure it wasn't, but that sounds interesting, too!
posted by kimota at 6:44 AM on February 10, 2007


Kenny & Company is a great movie that really brought back memories of being an unsupervised kid and just living life. Please do me a favor and buy the DVD (I worked on it).
posted by infinitewindow at 8:57 AM on February 10, 2007


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