The New Kids (1985) - Rotten Tomatoes

The New Kids1985

The New Kids (1985)





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With less blood and guts than Sean Cunningham's Friday the 13th series, this teen thriller is about Abby (Lori Loughlin), a particularly moral young woman and her brother Loren (Shannon Presby), cut from the same mold. The two have lost their parents in an accident and are obliged to go live with relatives in a small town in Florida, a town that is also home to a gang led by the psychotic Dutra (James Spader). When the gang members learn about Abby, they see her only as a new conquest on the horizon, but her repulsion for them and her brother's brawn keep them at arm's distance. Not liking this treatment at all, the gang starts to slowly pull out all the stops in expressing their hatred, and as their reprisals escalate, an all-out final confrontation seems inevitable.

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Vince Grant
as Joe Bob
Eddie Jones
as Charlie
Lucy Martin
as Aunt Fay
Court Miller
as Sheriff
Tom Atkins
as `Mac' MacWilliams
Jean De Baer
as MaryBeth MacWilliams
Chad Wiggins
as Chad Bob
John Archie
as Math Teacher
Alex Panas
as Paint Store Proprietor
Alexander Panas
as Paint Store Proprietor
Toni Crabtree
as Newscaster
Fred Buch
as Guidance Counselor
Ilse Earl
as Guidance Counselor
Brad Sullivan
as Colonel Jenkins
Billy Barzee
as Redneck
Noel Rego
as Friend
Don Kehr
as Friend
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Critic Reviews for The New Kids

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

these clashes - both tonal and ideological - reflect the contradictions of the times, when Reaganomics were aspirational model for some, and nightmare for others.

June 30, 2020 | Full Review…

...a slow-moving drama that ultimately boasts few attributes worth investing in and getting excited by...

October 9, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The protagonists are paper-thin caricatures; the villains are ridiculously, stupidly, evil; the plot is dirt-dry and predictable; and the hairstyles are just plain nutty.

September 27, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The New Kids

A good cast, but a so-so movie, the story is most exciting towards the end, but the rest is just okay. Spader is really good as the annoying punk.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Great 80's flick. Spader plays the ultimate baddie in this.

Wu Chouin
Wu Chouin

Super Reviewer

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