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Kid (1990)

Director:
John Mark Robinson

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Kid

RUNNING TIME
92 minutes

Producer:
Peter Abrams
Robert L. Levy
Nathan Zahavi
Screenwriter:
Leslie Bohem


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
The Kid C. Thomas Howell
Kate Sarah Trigger
Metal Louie Brian Austin Green
Luke R. Lee Ermey
Garvey Dale Dye
Harlan Michael Bowen
Pete Damon Martin
Alice Lenore Kasdorf

 

Review

This modern western toys with classic genre conventions and gives them a new and quite attractive 1990s wrapping in which heavy metal aficionados are pitted as part of the solution rather than the problem (for once). The bad guys are middle-aged, trigger-happy chauvinists, and our good guy our sexy, steaming, too-cool-for-school good guy is like a 20-year-old Blondie. He doesn't talk unless he has to and he doesn't kill unless he's compelled to, but boy do we get that he is. We also get why the delicate Sarah Trigger wants him to pay her nightly visits. Kid is more or less the ultimate B-movie. It uses all of its stereotypical ingredients to create a timeless, suspenseful guilty pleasure which is also a tribute to 1990 fashion, by the way. Arguably C. Thomas Howell's best ever performance.

[Click here for original Norwegian review.]

Re-reviewed: Copyright 13.03.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review:
Copyright 23.03.1996 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang (this site's first review)