The Little Fugitive

The Little Fugitive

Directed by Morris Engel

Widely regarded as one of the most influential and enjoyable films of the American independent cinema, LITTLE FUGITIVE is an utterly charming fable that poetically captures the joys and wonders of childhood. When a seven-year-old boy (Richie Andrusco) is tricked into believing he killed his older brother, he gathers his meager possessions and flees to New York’s nether wonderland: Coney Island. Upon and beneath the crowded boardwalk, Joey experiences a day and night filled with adventures and mysteries, resulting in a film that is refreshingly spontaneous and thoroughly delightful. This film is written and directed by Morris Engel, Ray Ashley and Ruth Orkin.

When a seven-year-old boy is tricked into believing he killed his older brother, he flees to Coney Island. He experiences a day of adventures and mysteries, resulting in a film that is refreshingly spontaneous and thoroughly delightful.

Cast: Richie Andrusco, Ricky Brewster

Member Reviews

Loved this movie! Made me smile, being the same age of these two boys in that year. A must see!

MBear
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a year ago

the kind of movie you feel a sense of deja vu, like you dreamed it. Yes!

Mjlocey
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a year ago

Everything is dangerous or amazing when you are a kid. This is a story of innocence looking at an adventurous world, through the eyes of misunderstanding reality but seeing things in a way only innocence can. To think that I once was in a world where at that age the only rule was to be home when street lights came on. Those days are gone. A great film of how historically our culture once was.

davydawgg
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2 years ago

Really takes you back to the 1950's! Fun little story that ran a bit long on certain scenes but the camera work was very good in covering the action and details along the way. Great acting job by the boys too!

maknbacon
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2 years ago

sweet & fun_much better when Joey runs loose_all shot really well_the kids are great_i just didn't like it much in the beginning

blacksun
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2 years ago