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Rich Kids (1979)




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In this film, 12-year-old Trini Alvarado is down in the dumps because her parents are going through a divorce. She finds a kindred spirit in intellectual Levy, whose folks split up long ago. He points out the advantages and privileges of being a child of divorce.

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Trini Alvarado
as Franny Philips
Jeremy Levy
as Jamie Harris
Kathryn Walker
as Madeline Philips
John Lithgow
as Paul Philips
Terry Kiser
as Ralph Harris
David Selby
as Steve Sloan
Roberta Maxwell
as Barbara Peterfreund
Paul Dooley
as Simon Peterfreund
Diane Stilwell
as Stewardess
Dianne Kirksey
as Ralph's secretary
Irene Worth
as Madeleine's Mother
Jill Eikenberry
as Juilliard Student
Kathryn Grody
as Gym Teacher
Jack Hausman
as Jamie's Grandfather
Lacey Neuhaus
as Receptionist
Patti Hansen
as Beverly
Michael Miller
as Boy on Bus
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Critic Reviews for Rich Kids

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Heart warming is not really the term ... "Insufferable" would be more like it.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Slow moving drama/comedy.

February 23, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

...a slow-moving yet increasingly absorbing drama...

January 18, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[Rick Kids] is a sensitive, touching, and beautifully humane film about familial interactions. Judith Ross' script, an exercise in the often absurd and always credible ways parents love their children, is full of a rare kind of tenderness and sympathy.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

even when the film feels a bit sluggish, there is always a moment of insight or humor just around the corner to perk things up

June 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Rich Kids does a remarkable job covering Manhattan as a playground for the affluent.

January 27, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rich Kids


A pretty good drama about divorce. The young actors are really good, too. The ending was the only part I didn't care for, it could have been better.

Aj V
Aj V

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